Browsing the "Audi R18 e-tron" Tag

Video of R18 e-tron Testing At Monza

May 8th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

At the 24 Hours of LeMans races, there are various different types of prototype vehicles, including diesel and hybrid-electric ones. The Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is shown here during testing at the Monza race track, reaching speeds of up to 210 mph! It exhibits a highly unique sound resembling that of a jet engine and uses a KERS hybrid system to beat out the competition. It is also loud (for those which enjoy that)


Audi Hybrids Dominate 12 Hours Of Sebring For 1-2 Finish

March 18th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

As one of America’s oldest endurance races, the 12 Hours of Sebring is an important event on the calendar of many racing series. This weekend this great American race was all about ze Germans though, as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race cars dominated the competition, taking both 1st and 2nd place in this historic race


Audi Diesel-Electric Hypercar Confirmed

January 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

We are on the cusp of a new era of automotive performance, with major automakers embracing a new mindset when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Rumors have been swirling that Audi wants to embrace hybrids with a new diesel-electric hypercar slotted above the Audi R8, and it seems to be all but confirmed for production...eventually


Audi Might Build A Diesel-Hybrid Supercar

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Few vehicles can match the efficiency and power of a combination diesel-electric hybrid. Audi has proved as much with a multitude of wins at the always-epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now one of the chief executives wants to unite the Audi motorsports and passenger car efforts with a diesel-electric supercar based heavily on the Le Mans champion.


Toyota TS030 Hybrid Takes First Checkered Flag

September 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

With Toyota’s return to the World Endurance Championship with a hybrid race car, the international racing community had a new and very strong competitor to watch out for. After an unsuccessful 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, the Toyota TS030 Hybrid race car has taken its first victory at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the fifth round of the


Toyota’s Hybrid Race Car To Make UK Debut

August 22nd, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Whoever says hybrids are still slow, obviously isn’t much of a racing fan. This weekend though, real racing fans will get a chance to see a technological marvel take to the UK’s Silverstone race track. There, one of Toyota’s TS030 HYBRID race car will take to the track for the first time since their Le Mans debut. Will Toyota’s sophomore effort go better than its debut



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