The beginning of a new era at Audi
- Audi R18 e-tron quattro to contest its first race
- Six more weeks to go before the start of the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours
- Technologies from the Le Mans sports car are relevant for production vehicles as well
The race debut of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend signifies the beginning of a new era at Audi. For the first time ever, a Le Mans sports car with diesel hybrid drive and two driven axles will compete in a race. For Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, this is arguably the most challenging project in the more than 30-year history of Audi Sport.