Audi R15 TDI LMP1 Reviews

Audi R15 TDI LMP1-1Ingolstadt, Germany, March 9, 2009 – Audi AG is the first automaker in the world first to develop a “second generation” diesel racing sports car. Audi wants to stress its supremacy and to consolidate its expertise in the automotive industry back in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours with the all-new Audi R15 TDI.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is particularly suitable for: efficient and economical cars are specially designed for the French endurance classic needs. Lightweight construction, sophisticated aerodynamics and propulsion concepts are the focus of environmental attention in Le Mans, as they are in the development of production cars. For this purpose, conscious of the legislation gives engineers a lot of freedom.

Audi Sport fully exploited the creative freedom and a new LMP1 on the circuit, which is significantly different from all previous Mans sports car. “The R15 TDI has a number of technical detail solutions never on a sports-prototype,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. “In a way, we followed up entirely new ways. ”

Highly efficient TDI engine

The heart of the R15 TDI is a newly developed V10 TDI engine produces over 600 hp and maximum torque of more than 1050 Nm, and the latest version of the Audi TDI technology invented by mirrors. The engine is more compact and lighter than the twelve-cylinder engine in the R10 TDI predecessor. The specific fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced. The innovations in the turbo and injection and provides improved performance. The R15 TDI has a new generation of diesel particulate filter even lighter.

The new aerodynamic sports car, a particularly important role in Le Mans is a game, are extremely demanding. As the 2008 DTM Championship winning Audi A4, the airflow around the car and optimized with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Among the many innovative solutions in detail that can be recognized at first glance, a rear spoiler mounted above and a nose high.

Innovative concept electrical system

The electrical system in the Le Mans sports car is completely new: a lithium-ion batteries, found in some hybrid vehicles will be used for the first time. It is lighter than conventional batteries, with a higher voltage.

Lighthouses of the R15 TDI mounted also benefit from the increased performance. Le Mans, the Audi racing for the first time in a bar is completely light-emitting diodes to provide the next generation of Audi LED technology for road vehicles.

Audi R15 TDI LMP1-2Audi R15 TDI LMP1 Specifications :

Drivetrain
Layout  : Mid-Engine, RWD

Engine
Type              :  Direct injection turbocharged V10 diesel
Induction      : Twin-turbocharged
Horsepower  : More than 600 bhp
Torque          : More than 1050 Nm
Battery          : Lithium ion battery powering electrical and auxiliary systems

Exterior
Body Type  :  Single seat endurance racing car, LMP1 class

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