How It Works: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Hybrid - animation
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/ Audi claimed one-two for the new R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid in the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours totally dominating the race from start to finish.
Audi R18 e-tron quattro launch trailer
Audi's first big motor sport program in 1981 was based on the quattro permanent four-wheel drive. After numerous championship wins and the banning of four-wheel drive in FIA circuit-based racing series for the 1998 season, a model from Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm with four driven wheels now returns to the race tracks -- the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Four-wheel drive in an LMP1 sports car: Audi, in its 30 year plus motor sport history, once again makes a pioneering step as the brand with the four rings becomes the first automobile manufacturer ever to field a diesel hybrid at Le Mans. "To develop the hybrid technology for Le Mans is at least as ambitious and challenging as our diesel project was in its early stages," explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "The first test results are very encouraging and we are intrigued to see just how this technology performs in combination with our ultra lightweight technology on the race track at Le Mans." Follow the link to learn more about Audi's e-tron technology: http://audi.us/MP6uOA
Comparison Audi R18 TDI - Audi R18 e-tron quattro
Allan McNish compares the Audi R18 TDI and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro
2014 Audi R18 e-tron: Audi’s Infamous Diesel-Hybrid Tested! - Ignition Ep. 125
On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com), resident racer Randy Pobst tests the overall winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the infamous Audi R18 e-tron! Valued at $30 million and packing a monstrous diesel-hybrid powertrain, the e-tron is the ultimate embodiment of Audi’s racing experience and know how. Will Randy be able to tame the world’s most advanced prototype racecar? Stay tuned and find out! Ignition appears every other Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAegdhiYLEoaFGuJFVrqFQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & https://www.facebook.com/mt.ignition Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/mt_ignition Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Instagram - @mt_ignition Website - http://www.motortrend.com