Audi Sport has fundamentally re-designed the Audi R18 for the 2016 season. The LMP1 race car that competes in the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) features innovative aerodynamics, represents the next stage in lightweight design plus a modified hybrid system with lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.
Challenge all givens embodies the Audi Sport customer racing philosophy. Pushing production based cars like the Audi R8 to the limit embodies the spirit of the brand and the men and women who strive for victory. In the U.S., Audi Sport customer racing has catapulted to the top of the grid winning at prestigious race tracks in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge.
Audi burst onto the scene in the 1980s with the now legendary quattro® all-wheel drive—dominating the World Rally Championship. Starting in 2001, win after consecutive win was ushered in at Le Mans with the help of TFSI® engine technology. The victories continued with the revolutionary development of TDI® diesel engine technology—unleashing more power and increasing fuel efficiency. All of these pioneering innovations ultimately made their way into production models, utilizing racetrack performance on the open road. And that’s the real win.