2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro – First official picture

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Audi Sport has officially unveiled the first picture of the upcoming Audi R18 e-tron quattro. As many of you may have read, this model will compete in the next year 24 Hours of Le Mans race. According to the German officials, the updated Audi R18 e-tron quattro meets the technical specifications applicable for next year and it was designed for maximum efficiency.

“We’ve reached a crucial stage in this project. After building the first prototype, testing on various race tracks is now taking center-stage. The tests are mainly focused on achieving high mileage, coordinating the highly complex hybrid drive systems and working out an efficiency optimized total package that has never before been as complex as this one”, said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

Starting today, the next-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro is being tested on the race track where all new Le Mans prototypes of the Audi brand have had to prove their worth: at Sebring.

As many of you have read, Audi has won the manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the second time in succession and the Le Mans 24 Hours for the twelfth time this year.

According to the German officials, before the end of December we will see the next generation of the hybrid sports car.

Via | Audi

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