Audi claims pole with TDI Power at Le Mans
louis-alain.richard at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 15 18:34:13 EDT 2006
Since the specs are in French, I'll translate the interesting tidbits (look
for the -----):
007 AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST
Couleur: Gris métal et rouge Bandeau: Arceau jaune Rétro: Chromé
----- Silver body color, red stripe with yellow roll bar and chromed
mirrors. That'S the theme to follow now. No more white-red-brown of the old
AUDI 5499 cm3 Turbo
Type: V12 TDI à 90° alu
----- 90 degrees, to keep the center of gravity lower than with a 60 degree
(which is the natural angle of a V12)
Disposition: Longitudinal central AR, porteur
----- engine is north-south, as all the true Audis... sorry TT.
Distribution: Double ACT, 4 soupapes par cylindre
----- DOHC, 4 valves Diesel ??? must be a sign of things to come.
Alimentation: Injection directe TDI
----- Direct injection... Aren'T all diesel DI ?
Allumage: Bosch Motronic MS14
----- Ahh, a familiar name for us....
Suralimentation: 2 TURBOS GARRETT
----- Where are the KKKs? No one keeps the tradition these days...
Couple: 1100 Nm à 3500tr/mn
----- That is nearly 800 ft-lbs, folks. Tire shreading torque, that is.
Puissance 650 cv à 4500 tr/mn
----- max power at 4500 ? I guess the driver will keep overevving it for
the first hour or so....
Restriction: 2 brides dia. 39,9mm
----- that engine breaths tru 2 tiny holes of 1.5 in... no wonder it doesn't
rev past 4500... It's like breathing thru a straw during an Ironman....
Embrayage Sachs 3 disques céramique
----- another familiar name, for us turbo 5 owners. Should last the next 3
seasons, if they are as reliable as always....
Boite de vit.: Audi/X-Trac, longitudinale, 5 vit. séq. à commande au volant
----- only 5 speed, logical with that much torque....
Chassis: N°R10-103 Monocoque carbone type R10
Concepteur: Audi Sport (Wolfgang Appel)
Suspension: AV: Doubles triangles superposés, poussants et combinés
AR: Doubles triangles superposés, poussants et combinés
----- What ? Double wishbones at both ends ? Where are the marvellous
McPherson struts ?
Etriers Brembo 6 pistons AV/AR Disques carbone Brembo
----- 6 pots calipers fr-rr, carbon discs, where are the UFOs?? Shame on
----- I would have preferred BOGE turbo Gas, much more comfortable...
Direction Assistée: Oui
---- Power steering.... bleah, what's next: AC ? Navigation ? heated seats ?
Carrosserie: ouverte en carbone
Réservoir 90 litres
----- A 90 liter tank, like on my urQuattro!
A noter : Voiture nouvelle au Mans, à moteur diésel, équipée d'une boite 5
vitesses et d'un antipatinage.
---- there is a traction control !!! wow, why didn't they put ESP, while
they were at it....
---- Let's have a thought for the poor Edouard Michelin who died tragically
last month... Amen.
Jantes OZ 18 "
---- Now, why would someone put 20 inchers on an A4 when the King of all
Audi rides 18? Must be a fashion thing...
---- I am sure this beast will win Lemans, too much technology and
experience. It's a milestone, as all the manufacturers wants to showcase
their diesel these days. Oil burners are the way of the future, even in
Good luck Audi,
1983 Quattro, premium unleaded please...
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