Video of R18 e-tron Testing At Monza

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).

Read more

Audi’s Diesel-Electric Supercar Codenamed “Scorpion”

What happened to cars with cool names? These days most new cars either use an old name resurrected from the grave, or a series of pointless letters and numbers. Audi is one of the great offenders of this alpha-numeric naming system, though rumor has it their upcoming diesel-electric supercar has a much cooler codename; “Scorpion.”

Read more

Audi Might Build A Diesel-Hybrid Supercar

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.

Read more

24 Hours of Le Mans Underway, Hybrids Kicking Ass Already

After weeks of waiting, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is finally here. And it is an extra-special race this year what with hybrid race cars from both Audi and Toyota taking to the field, as well as the experimental Nissan DeltaWing. So far, the hybrid cars are putting on an impressive showing, with the No. 18 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro taking the 1st place pole position during qualifying, following by a non-hybrid Audi R18, and then one of the two Toyota TS030 hybrids. That means of the top three qualifying cars, two were hybrids.

Read more