Audi introduced the new LMDh, which will be released in 2022

Audi introduced the new LMDh, which will be released in 2022

April 30, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Audi is returning to Le Mans and the company has provided an update on their R18 successor.

The German concern did not go into details, but released a new teaser sketch of an electrified racing car. The model is expected to have vertical headlights and a compact cab with a perimeter greenhouse. A massive diffuser and a central fin that connects to the large rear wing is visible.

Audi said the car is being built in “close collaboration” with Porsche. The layout of the car is similar to that used in the RS e-tron GT. The result is a “genuine Audi”.

Although there is still a lot of work to be done, Audi said that all major conceptual decisions have been made. In particular, the developers have already chosen a chassis partner and decided on the engine concept. Now that this has all been recorded, the company is focusing on the exterior of the car.

You won’t have to wait long to see this new product: the first prototype is scheduled for completion early next year. He will then embark on an intensive testing program to ensure the car is ready for its first race at Daytona in January 2023.

In addition to the factory effort, Audi announced its intention to place the racing car in the hands of “customer teams from the start.” The LMDh prototype isn’t the only thing Audi Sport is working on as the company is set to compete in the Dakar Rally next year.

Read also that the “Charged” cars from the Audi RS 2022 family will become more stylish and powerful.