Blog: Glenn BrooksAudi's 2014 Le Mans racer's tech secrets

Glenn Brooks | 13 December 2013

It might have the same name as this year's car but the new Audi R18 is arguably one of the most advanced racing cars yet seen. The company has just issued a media release explaining much of its technology, including details of its flywheel energy storage system.

Here's a sample of why next year's Le Mans race will be revolutionary, according to Chris Reinke, head of LMP at Audi Sport: "A fundamental approach to motorsport is being abandoned. Instead of power output, energy consumption will be subject to limitations..."

NEWS

Toyota and others recall more Takata airbag cars

Toyota and other automakers are recalling around 2.9m vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions as part of the wider Takata inflator-related recall ordered last year....

NEWS

Ford to announce new Canada engine production - report

Ford was expected to announce on Thursday (30 March) it would produce a new engine in Ontario, Canada, according to a media report....

BLOG

Colossal China powers on

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....

BLOG

China Hot Pot

Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...



Forgot your password?