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..."


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