After one week the World Championship winners, Audi has released the first picture of its 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours challenger ahead of a test starting at Sebring on Sunday.
The prototype shows that the car makes to the new LMP1 regulation also they keep a close similarity to its forerunner.
“We’ve reached a crucial stage in this project,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.
“After building the first prototype, testing on various race tracks is now taking center-stage. The tests are mainly focused on achieving high mileage, coordinating the highly complex hybrid drive systems and working out an efficiency-optimized total package that has never before been as complex as this one.”
Audi won both the manufacturers’ and the drivers’ World Endurance Championship titles for the second year running in 2012, as well as winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the twelfth time. The next-generation of its hybrid prototypes is expected to be presented before the end of December.