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It's fast.

That's what viewers of a two-minute, 21-second video Audi recently posted about its R18 e-tron Quattro racecar will be able to discern.

The German automaker, which titled the video "The evolution of racing," included interviews with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, head of Audi Motorsport, as well as Audi factory drivers Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen, who explained the technology behind the car, which will run in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race June 16. Also included are clips of the original Audi Quatrro from the 1980s, and other race and rally cars introduced since then. Check it out right below.

The car made its debut last month at the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The powertrain includes a turbocharged diesel V6 that powers the rear wheels while a hybrid powertrain moves the front wheels.

Audi has been promoting alternative powertrains with pretty moving pictures, recently posting a video spelling out a pilot project in Colorado involving a handful of drivers testing out a battery-electric version of the A3 hatchback.



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      Rick
      • 3 Months Ago
      Mmmm LOL all the diesels, grunt, torque, & power is going through the race winning rear wheels. FWD 204 HP Electric flywheel/accumulator short term power delivery. RWD 510 HP Diesel race winning power delivery.
      EZEE
      • 3 Months Ago
      Hey DOMINICK!!! A report from CNN (so it must be true) on a French car (made in Europe, which is the bestest) that runs on compressed air: http://www.snotr.com/video/9406/_10_000_Car_That_Runs_On_Air No no...no need to thank me....I rock....
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Months Ago
      introduced e-tron as pure electric concepts. then use the term for a combustion engine powered car. bait and switch
      Nick
      • 3 Months Ago
      e-tron means 'feces' in french....