At Audi, the race cars and production vehicles has much in common in many areas of technical – Including their controls and displays. Best example of a characteristic Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro race car prototype, which will start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, and the new production sports car Audi R8.
The plans of the steering wheel and digital displays to show significant commonalities. The vehicle high-performance sport, which will go on sale esta late summer, part of the sporty model family together in the GT race car, the Audi R8 LMS, electric and battery-electric Audi R8 e-Tron. Its latest stage of evolution, the Audi R8 offers more power, speed and endurance.
“Motorsport has been part of our DNA for decades Audi,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development. “Audi stands ekugucugucukeni penetration of vehicles than any other brand. Especially this is true of our new high-performance Audi R8. Its concept is close to that of a car – in STI controls and displays”.
Audi R8 Steering Wheel
In the new Audi R8 V10 plus, to control the steering wheel 20, four new satellite Including buttons – and LMP1 race car, the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro, there are as many as 33. Both cars, the driver shifts gears from the steering wheel, and the color indicators let the driver know when the engine rpm limit is near STI. Key driving dynamic parameters can be to manage a September via buttons on the steering wheel. Both production sports car and race car, information: such as tire pressure and lap times – comes from the digital display.
Audi R8 e-Tron: 340 kW of power
In the latest Its development stage, the new Audi R8 e-Tron – the first all-electric vehicle from Audi – offers a fascinating dynamics. It provides 340 kW of power, which allows the 0 to 100 km / h (62.1 mph) sprint time of 3.9 seconds, and has a maximum driving range of 450 kilometers (279.6 mi). The high-performance sports car Serves as a mobile laboratory to develop new ideas and electrical parts at Audi. The R8 e-Tron will be produced by small-scale production facility of Audi Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm in the Bollinger Höfe.