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Audi launches LMP1 R18 racer

GERMAN car maker Audi’s strongest and most fuel-efficient LMP1 race car ever built has been unveiled ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Redesigned from scratch, the R18 is literally a brand new car and features a more radical aerodynamics concept, including a new safety cell. Its hybrid drive system is battery-operated for the first time, the V6 TDI engine has been revised, and new system solutions have been added.

As a result, Audi’s LMP1 sports car is a vehicle that is more powerful and – once more – clearly more efficient than its predecessor. While the new R18 is Audi’s strongest race car to date, it consumes less fuel than any of the generations before it.

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With a power output of more than 1,000 hp (746 kW) delivered by the TDI and hybrid powertrain and boasting ten percent less fuel consumption than before, Audi is achieving new feats under the efficiency regulations.

The FIA WEC regulations have been providing automobile manufacturers with incentives to build increasingly efficient race cars since 2014. Starting in the 2016 season, this competition will intensify, as the upper limit for fuel consumption will considerably decrease by 10 megajoules per lap at Le Mans.

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