Audi introduced its brand new hybrid race car for the 2016 Le Mans 24 hours. The novice kept the old name, Audi R18,  but it's now run by a modified hybrid system with lithium-ion batteries for energy storage together with an efficiency-optimized TDI engine.


Audi is entering the new 2016 motorsport season with a powerful race car that's been "fundamentally re-designed": it now comes with improved aerodynamics and an upgraded lightweight design, featuring a modified hybrid system and an efficiency-optimized TDI engine. Lithium-ion batteries will be responsible for sufficient energy storage.

According to Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Audi is "deliberately relying on TDI – the world's most successful automotive efficiency technology" – despite this year's diesel scandal.

Dec. 1, 2015 Driving photo: Audi

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