Audi R18 E-tron Quattro Wins At 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Posted: Jun 18 2012, 11:59am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

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First hybrid to win at the historic race

Audi racked up a series of impressive wins at the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi entered for of its hybrid R18 e-tron quattro racecars in the event in won first, second, third, and fifth places in the cars class. This marks the first time a hybrid has one at the event.

The car isn't a traditional hybrid like a Prius. The R18 e-tron quattro doesn't have batteries and captures energy during specific braking zones around the racetrack using a flywheel system. That energy can then be delivered back to the front wheels of the vehicle to help acceleration at speeds above 120 km an hour.

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