Connect with us


Audi Unveils 2015-Spec R18 e-tron Quattro

Audi’s 2015 R18 e-tron quattro unveiled in Germany…

Photo: Audi

Photo: Audi

Audi has revealed the technical details of its heavily revised 2015-spec R18 e-tron quattro ahead of its race debut in next month’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener at Silverstone next month.

The latest generation R18 again features a 4.0-liter V6 turbo diesel, but with a notable improvement in hybrid energy, with a move from the 2 MJ to 4 MJ subclass.

The German manufacturer will enter two R18s in the entire FIA WEC season, with a third factory entry for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Oliver Jarvis steps up to a full-season drive, replacing nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen at the wheel of the No. 7 car with Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval.

Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler will pilot the No. 8 entry, with Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and newcomer Rene Rast set in the third car.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


More in FIA WEC