2012 Audi R18 ultra

“The new R18 ultra is a distinct evolution of last year’s Le Mans race winning car,” summarizes Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Our drivers’ impressions were very positive from the first moment. Without the weight optimized R18 ultra we would have not been capable of realizing the R18 e-tron quattro which is absolutely identical with the exception of the hybrid system.”

Story by Audi Communications Motorsport

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atGermany
engineV6 TDI
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationTurbocharged
displacement3700 cc / 225.79 in³
engine designerUlrich Baretzky
power380.3 kw / 510 bhp
specific output137.84 bhp per litre
body / frameCarbon Fiber Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
transmission6-Speed