Audi R18 LMP1

December 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Audi has taken chosen a totally different path with their new Le Mans prototype racer, as it has almost no similarity to the previous R15!

This one is called the Audi R18 and has become has a new design with roof and signature LED lights in the shape of “1″. It’s become very similar to the LMP1 cars from Aston Martin and Peugeot, but the notion that Audi is copying them is ridiculous becasue it’s been Audi who was winning Le Mans for the past couple of years!

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The R18 however cannot be sure about its place as it comes with too many new things. Apart from the body and aerodynamics, it also gets a a 3.7 liter V6 with a six-speed transmission which has been specifically modified for use with the smaller engine.

The racing debut of the Audi R18 is planned for the Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) 6 Hours on May 8, 2011.