Last weekend’s season-opening round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ended with accidents for both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars, giving the team an uphill climb ahead of them heading to Belgium for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in two weeks.
Photos of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro have surfaced from a private test at Sebring International Raceway.
Only a week after the World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, the World Championship-winning squad was back in action, putting its R18 successor through a series of endurance tests on the 3.7-mile airfield circuit in Sebring, Fla.
At first sight, the R18 does not look much different than the 2013 car. However, it faced a series of changes to suit the technical regulations for 2014, with a focus on efficiency.
Audi has taken the wraps off its new-for-2014 R18 e-tron quattro ahead of testing this week at Sebring International Raceway.
The car, which will retain the same naming as its previous FIA World Endurance Championship-winning model, turned its first laps in October and will now take to the 3.7-mile airfield circuit for a series of endurance tests.