A 2015 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro from the automaker’s penultimate 12 months in the major course at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans is up for sale at London dealership Joe Macari. No price is mentioned, so if you have to inquire, well, you know the relaxation.
Audi employed the R18 identify for a sequence of race cars from the 2011 to 2016 seasons, following which the automaker ended its Le Mans campaign. The R18 TDI Extremely came to start with, showing up in 2011 as the successor to the Audi R15 TDI. The hybrid R18 E-Tron Quattro raced alongside the TDI Ultra in 2012, and then replaced it as Le Mans restrictions shifted from LMP1 to LMP1-H (for hybrid) as the prime class.
The automobile at this time up for sale is the considerably-advanced 2015 model of the R18 E-Tron Quattro. It capabilities considerable aerodynamic adjustments, such as even larger dive planes and significant air inlets on the front wheel arches that needed the crash construction to be re-tested, according to the listing. Other improvements provided new facet pods with reworked radiator openings to make improvements to cooling, and distinct rear-conclude bodywork developed to cut down drag.
2015 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro (image by using Joe Macari)
A turbodiesel 4.-liter V-6 sends 550 hp to the rear wheels, and an electric motor sends 268 hp to the entrance wheels. That gave the R18 E-Tron Quattro all-wheel push, but only intermittently, as the electric powered ability wasn’t normally readily available.
The vehicle up for sale is chassis 416, which was pushed by Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, and Oliver Jarvis. We know the trio completed fourth in general at the 2015 24 Hrs of Le Mans, which noticed Porsche consider victory for the first time because 1998. But the listing only mentions chassis 416 being entered in that year’s 6 Several hours of Fuji, 6 Hours of Shanghai, and 6 Several hours of Bahrain, which were being also aspect of the FIA Earth Endurance Championship (WEC) that 12 months. The car completed fourth at Fuji and Shanghai, and sixth at the Bahrain race.
Audi received each 24 Hrs of Le Mans in between 2011 and 2014, and most heading back again to the transform of the century, but has not gained considering the fact that. The automaker will return to Le Mans with an entry for the new LMDh course in 2023.