Super Street Network

 |   |   |  AUDI LONG-TAIL R18 E-TRON FOR WEC RACE AT SPA

AUDI LONG-TAIL R18 E-TRON FOR WEC RACE AT SPA

Greg Emmerson
Apr 25, 2013
SHARE

In its bid to claim the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi is pulling out all the stops at Spa this weekend - the last race in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Not only will it run three Audi R18 e-tron quattro racecars, but we will also see a new long-tail version of the hybrid car in Belgium for the first time.

The long-tail will be driven by Marc Gené/Lucas di Grassi/Oliver Jarvis. The new aerodynamic treatment generates extra downforce for tracks with longer straights, such as Spa and Le Mans, so this test will prove its stability and suitability.

Audi_motorsport 130425 2629 Photo 2/3   |   AUDI LONG-TAIL R18 E-TRON FOR WEC RACE AT SPA

Meanwhile, the winners of the opening round (Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish), as well as reigning WEC Champions (Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer) will start in cars built to the same spec that won the last round at Silverstone.

The Spa race should be a thrilling battle between the World Champion Audi team and challenger Toyota. In the seven meetings that have taken place since last June, the score is 4-3 in favor of the Germans. The full race can be watched online at audi-liveracing.com

Audi_motorsport 130425 2627 Photo 3/3   |   AUDI LONG-TAIL R18 E-TRON FOR WEC RACE AT SPA
SHARE ARTICLE
By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Liberty Walk owner Wataru Kato's personal GC111 Skyline
Sam DuMay 1, 2015
This is the new XC90 SUV, Volvo's latest flagship and signifier of what they're doing to ramp up their quality range-wide.
Matt RobinsonMay 1, 2015
Throwback to the '96-'04 Porsche Boxster 986, a soft top that even serious drivers would consider owning
Colin RyanApr 30, 2015
Facts about the Rocket BUnny, ITB build you may have never known.
Sam DuApr 30, 2015
Whats next for Maserati in the US?
Matt ZuchowskiApr 30, 2015

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP