Audi goes hybrid and ultralight with R18 Le Mans racers

Engadget - Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the name of the new Le Mans prototype that makes its race debut on May 5 in the 6-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and fights for overall victory at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) on June 16/17. Audi unites two technologies in a fascinating way to create a new type of drive, which is also already being tested for future use in production cars: e-tron quattro.

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BeastOrange1696d ago

I love Audi, the fact that they have such high performance and made their name on four wheel drive sports cars is awesome.

SKUD1696d ago

With there TDI race car success I would say this could be a big step forward in battery / diesel tech. Current battery / gas combo isnt much to write home about.