Audi’s Latest R18 E-Tron Loves Cornering at 200+ MPH
Warning: This footage could cause G-force blackout.
Audi pretty much owns Le Mans: thirteen of the past fifteen winners of The 24 Hours of Le Mans have done so behind the wheel of an Audi. By the looks of this video, which shows the latest 2015 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro taking Monza’sCurva Granda at over 200 mph, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. In testing, Audi convinced the people at Italy’s Monza track to open a bypass of the circuit’s speed-reducing first chicane, which allows the R18 to operate near its top speed all the way through one of F1’s hardest, unbanked corners. We don’t know how the tires didn’t disintegrate, and we don’t know how the driver maintained bladder control—it looks insane.
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