audi r15

The R15, successor to the dominant R10, was introduced by Audi for 2009. These bodywork parts are considered to be aerodynamic elements. Following the R15’s victory in the 2009 Sebring 12 Hours Peugeot and Aston Martin questioned the cars front bodywork legality. The Audi R15 TDI, commonly abbreviated to the R15, is a Le Mans Prototype (LMP) racing car constructed by the German car manufacturer Audi AG. Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Audi releases more details on the R15 TDI, Audi drops a whole collection of new images of the R15 TDI, Audi R15 dominates first day of Sebring testing, Audi adds three new drivers to 2010 Le Mans lineup, teases R15 "Plus",, Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb monocoque, Double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bar springs, anti-roll bar, TDI 90º V10 Mid, longitudinally mounted, 5.5 litre, Xtrac Paddle Operated 5 speed Semi-Automatic. He is Associate Editor of Racecar Engineering. Privacy Policy | The fuel tank may only hold 65 instead of the previous 81 liters of diesel, the fuel flow restrictor in the autonomous refueling tank was also reduced by five to 28 millimeters. Engine: Audi Twin turbo 5499cc V10 Autopedia is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Privacy Settings, Sam Collins has worked for Racecar Engineering for more than a decade. The smaller engine is pushed further toward the middle of the car than in the R10, resulting in a more neutral weight balance that gives the car better agility around the corners than its predecessor. This was not due to the legality debate rather that in Sebring trim the mesh had been getting damaged and collected debris during the race altering the cars aero balance. The dispute rumbled on until Le Mans in June when things came to a head, Audi had made some minor revisions to the R15’s front bodywork, replacing a mesh screen in the front ducts with a ‘horn’ of carbon fibre. Using the expertise of industry professionals, we look in detail at racecar design and innovation, whilst also keeping you up to date with news and developments from all the major race series across the globe. Racecar Engineering is the world’s leading publication for motorsport technology and engineering. For the second appearance at Sebring the diesel racing sports car competes under completely new conditions. Like its predecessor, the R15 TDI uses a. . Sam attended Oxford Brookes University to study Automotive Engineering and has written for many publications since, including Motorsport News and Autosport. Eventually the entire shape of the body was revised for maximum efficiency. The R15 got off to a perfect start by winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, setting a new race record in the process, but then lost in its second entry. Audi didn’t just lobb off a few cylinders from its passenger cars, but also from its racers. Weight: 930kg , took the top two spots in the 24-hour race, ending Audi's five-win streak that lasted back to. We could bore you with all the aerodynamic details, and all the small tweaks the super-brain engineers over at Audi used to make the R15 a competitor, but it’s a lot to digest. These appendages and this flap effectively form part of the bodywork and their sole purpose is to generate downforce. Class: LMP1 Those who want to know all the details now can read the press release after the jump. - The appendages fixed to the inner surface of the front wings. Like its predecessor, the R15 TDI uses a turbocharged diesel engine, although the R15's V10 engine is physically smaller than the R10's V12. Brakes: Brembo carbon ceramic Peugeot ultimately lodged an official protest stating that “It would indeed seem that two features of the Audi R15 – in the configuration in which it was shown at technical scrutineering for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 8 – do not comply with Article 3.6.2 of the current technical regulations:

- The flap which links the two front wings. At the same time the boost pressure is reduced by 23 percent to 2,000 millibar – 2,590 millibar was allowed before. They miss several dozen horsepower,” explains Ralf Jüttner, Technical Director of Audi Sport Team Joest. The R10 used a turbo V12, and the R15 has a turbo V10 that makes "more than 600 hp." . We’ll wait and see how the car competes at Sebring on March 21 and Le Mans in June before we get all tech heavy on this car. The rule book really defined what the R15+ had to be however; “most of the changes were forced by the regulations for example at the front we had specific symmetrical profile that the regulations allowed before but we had to change the trailing edge” explains Mühlmeier.

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