The early years of Audi Motorsport consisted of the quattro permanent four-wheel drive. The German brand is now taking the next step with its R18 e-tron quattro model. This announcement also makes the e-tron quattro the first diesel hybrid in the Le Mans endurance race.
“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.”