Audi is very proud of its 13th success at Le Mans this year which is why they have released a comprehensive report covering all there is to know about their triumph in the 24-hour endurance race. Compared to last year’s iteration of the R18 e-tron quattro, the 2014-spec number 2 car used 22 percent less fuel while compared to 2006 when the TDI era started; fuel consumption went down by a significant 38 percent.
The 2014 car also marked the introduction of laser headlights, following the implementation of LED headlights onto the 2013 R18 e-tron quattro. Audi says that it has a success rate at Le Mans of 81.25 percent since they won 13 times in 16 participations. The Ingolstadt-based company also managed to win the Michelin Total Performance Award in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours when they made 29 pit stops, with the victorious car stopping eleven times so the winners relied on twelve sets of tires.
The Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro managed an average speed of 214.297 km/h in 379 laps and Andre Lotterer set the fastest lap in 3 minutes and 22.657 seconds. The winning car made 29 pit stops during its 5,165.391 km long race and had an aggregated stopping time of 58 minutes and 12.362 seconds.