From Audi Motorsport
At the 6 Hours of Spa, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro will debut a new bodywork configuration.
It differs significantly from the version with which Audi won the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season opener at Silverstone.
It has become a tradition for Audi to develop different bodywork configurations to be perfectly suited for the high-speed Le Mans circuit where average lap speeds exceed 240 km/h.
The long tail has disappeared, leaving room for a bodywork that stops flush with the rear wing. The goal: significantly lower drag by omitting downforce, in order to be better equipped for higher speeds.
When the version that creates less downforce runs for the first time this year at Spa, the differences to the sister specification, which generates higher downforce levels, are more apparent than ever before.
A fundamentally different front fairing, modified sidepods, openings relocated on the inner surface of the rear fenders for venting the wheel arches, and the bodywork rear edge featuring an unusual rear wing support, characterize the newly developed race car.