Audi Unveils New R18 2011 LeMans LMP1 Entry

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Racing

Audi is shedding its open cockpit design that has worked so successfully for the past decade.  Supposedly after losing the 2009 24 Hours of LeMans to Peugeot – they went to the drawing board to build their new halo racecar.  Moving to an open cockpit will help with aerodynamics (a major advantage Peugeot has over Audi’s open cockpit) and reduce driver fatigue.  Of course this will be the 3rd generation to sport Audi’s dominating diesel engine (only the R8 was gasoline powered).  More PicturesArticle.

Audi's 2011 R18 LMP1

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