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05/23/13
Ingolstadt
Sports

Audi sports prototypes: ultra-lightweight design in perfection

Audi sports prototypes: ultra-lightweight design in perfection
As the central chassis component, the monocoque supports the front axle, the front and lateral body parts and, since 2012, the hybrid system. The engine is directly connected to the rear.
  • Le Mans prototypes show development steps in ultra-lightweight design
  • Lightweight design quality of monocoque more than doubled since 1999
  • Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: “Many of the ultra-lightweight design ideas from motorsport have the potential of positively influencing the development of our production models.”

Four more weeks until the Le Mans 24 Hours celebrates its 90th anniversary. Audi has set standards with its ultra-lightweight design in the area of the sports prototypes. In 15 years of development, the motorsport engineers have achieved best marks.

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