The new 2016 Audi R18 e-tron quattro was unveiled in Munich at the Audi Sport Finale event. It has received a complete redesign for the 2016 LMP1 season.
The unveil happened yesterday and confirms Audi’s step up to the 6MJ hybrid subclass and a switch to hybrid technology. The flywheel-based hybrid system has been ditched in favour of a lithium-ion battery. This will enable it to better compete with its Toyota and Porsche rivals which compete in the 6MJ and 8MJ classes respectively.
The 2016 Audi R18 e-tron quattro is expected to run a single, front-axle kinetic energy-retrieval system. Testing has already began at Paul Ricard with Filipe Albuquerque with further tests planned for early December at Sebring. It seems like the new Audi will continue to run a four-liter V6 turbodiesel engine although exact specifications have yet to be confirmed.