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2012 Audi R18 ultra
Audi R18 ultra

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

type Racing Car
built at Germany
engine V6 TDI
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Turbocharged
displacement 3700 cc / 225.79 in³
engine designer Ulrich Baretzky
power 380.3 kw / 510 bhp
specific output 137.84 bhp per litre
body / frame Carbon Fiber Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
transmission 6-Speed