Audi has revealed its 2014 World Endurance Championship contender, ahead of the car’s testing at Sebring race facility in Florida. Tests of the new LMP1 sports car, which has been kept under wraps up to now, have begun and according to Audi, their new Le Mans prototype has been developed in keeping with the technical regulations for 2014.
“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.”
About Audi’s stint in the FIA World Endurance Championship: the German brand has won the manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications for the second time in succession and the Le Mans 24 Hours for the twelfth time this year. Before the end of December, Audi will present the next generation of its hybrid sports car.