SICA24b Slot.It Audi R18 TDI #1
SICA24b Slot.It Audi R18 TDI #1. This car competed in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. Drivers - Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Mike Rockenfeller.
The R18 TDI is a sportscar designed in 2011 by Audi, according to the Lmp1 regulations, to be engaged in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance Championship.
It is a closed cockpit car, a choice made as a consequence of the rules change introduced in 2011. Each area of this car is designed for extreme reduction of weight; the minimum value of 900 kg required by regulations is reached by using ballasts. The carbon monocoque chassis is made in a single-piece; this solution is very light, but also very safe. The gearbox is 6-speeds, electrically actuated, built with large use of carbon fibre composite material. The whole headlights are made with LEDs. The diesel engine is a V6, 120°, 3.7 liters displacement; fuel tank capacity is 65 liters. The engine uses a single turbo and exhaust pipe situated below the fin. The maximum power is 540 hp with air restrictions according to the rules, and the top speed about 335 kph.