While in 1999 Audi returned to Le Mans with a Coupé R8C closed for evident aerodynamic reasons, in 2011, it is a passage made compulsory by the new regulation imposed by the ACO for evident safety reasons.
This new racing car presents forms and new proportions, but also new engine V6 3.7l. The rear "backbone" also arises from this new regulation. With its rear wing, lower than on R15 Plus, R18 opts deliberately for a better aerodynamic sharpness that is the vector of a good top speed in the Hunaudières. The front wheel axle benefits from the same tires as on the rear. A closed racing car offers fewer constraints towards the rain and the protections of the wheels commands. However the visibility in the cockpit is much reduced because of the uprights of windscreen and of the very high and very wide front wings. The steering wheel is henceforth to the right for a better balance of the weight in the right curves that are numerous in Le Mans. The lighting of the car now consists of LED only. R18 is characterized of R15 Plus by a unique uncluttered central exhaust pipe. The version proposed in Le Mans will present new improvements and modifications to gain a victory on the thread.
Body: Polyurethane resin; ABS chassis plate; Turned metal rear rims; Weight : 118 g
Slot.it parts: Axles, Braids, Crown, Motor, Pick-up wires, Motor-mount, Pinions
Available to order now. The price should be around 110 Euros and it will be delivered to UK distributors next week.