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2016 World Endurance Championship: Audi reveals the new R18 LMP1 racecar


Audi has revealed their new R18 LMP1 racecar for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Audi claims that the vehicle has been redesigned completely with “almost nothing in common anymore with its predecessor.” One major change is the use of a battery-operated energy storage system, instead of the previous year’s flywheel mechanism. With this technology, the new R18 can store three times the amount of recuperated energy as the 2014 car.

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First Published On : Mar 23, 2016 17:02 IST

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