Audi tests next R18 evolution
Ingolstadt - First
test drives for “Evolution 2” Testing program concluded in USA
Vehicles returning to Europe Audi has put the next stage of its
R18 project to the test: The latest version of its new diesel
race car, which will appear in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was
test-driven for the first time in the USA.
The “Evolution 2” Audi R18 is the
result of the findings of previous test drives and wind tunnel
testing, with a particular focus on improved aerodynamic
efficiency and cooling of the interior of its V6 TDI engine. It
clocked up its first test kilometers on a proving ground in
Florida last week, as the 12 Hours of Sebring were held.
The Audi R18 made its first public
testing appearance after the 12-hour race in Sebring. Since
then, internet forums have been abuzz with comments and
discussions concerning the new, enclosed LMP1 race car.