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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2011
Internal name:R18
Predecessor:Audi R15 plus TDI
Successor:Audi R18 ultra
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 02, 2011
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Configuration TDI 120º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 3,700 cc / 225.8 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel Diesel
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration Single Garrett VTG Turbo
Power 540 bhp / 403 kW
BHP/Liter 146 bhp / liter

Body carbon-fibre composite panels
Chassis carbon-fibre composite and honeycomb monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bar springs and dampers
Brakes carbon ceramic ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox XTrac 6 speed Sequential
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,650 mm (183.1 in) / 2,000 mm (78.7 in) / 1,030 mm (40.6 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.6 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
2011 24 Hours of Le Mans (Benoit Treluyer / Andre Lotterer / Marcel Fassler in 106)
2012 Sebring 12 Hours (Rinaldo Capello / Tom Kristensen / Allan McNish in 102)

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