Audi will enter this massive series of hybrid cars at the 2022 Dakar Rally.
The Audi DTM program - do you think the German equivalent of NASCAR - is over at the end of 2020, and 2021 is the German carmaker's final year in formula. But the investment that Audi Sport has made in both programs will not be lost, as aspects of both are combined to create a tough-looking car designed to compete in the Dakar Rally. The car, which was unveiled online today, is called the Audi RS Q e-tron, and Audi says that running in one of the world's toughest off-road races will allow the company to test and develop its electric propulsion "in terms of" extreme.
The nature of the Dakar precluded an all-electric approach to batteries, although this had been tried in the past. Instead, Audi Sport is looking for a series-hybrid approach - and yes, series-hybrid fans, we think it passed the purity test.
Three MGU Formula E engines and a DTM engine inserting a rod ...
RS Q e-tron tube frame pair of 250 kW (335 hp Steam) electric units/generators Audi Sport Program Current Formula E, one installed on each hub. It is powered by a 52 kWh (usable) lithium-ion battery pack which may have been borrowed from the Audi e-tron FE07 Formula E. The total power output is 500 kW (670 hp).
Then there's the third E MGU variant, which forms part of the transducer that charges the battery while the RS Q e-tron is on the move. (Two MGU powertrains recover power during braking.) Another component of the power converter was the 2.0-liter TSFI engine from the Audi Sport DTM, connected to the third MGU by a shaft. You might not expect a very advanced racing engine to work well as a generator, but Audi Sport says the engine is very efficient in the right range.
"We have reduced production from 450 to about 200 kW. Instead of 9000 rpm, the engine is operating in the optimum speed range between 4500 and 6000." “The engine should run as efficiently as possible in heat, cold and altitude,” said Audi Sport. We have optimized the pistons, injectors and turbochargers for this purpose and spent a lot of time on the test bench. We are proud of the special consumption we make. Less than 200 grams per kilowatt-hour.” Advertising
is a very effective payment method. It hardly gets lost. You should not expect temperature problems while driving slowly on sand. But above all, electric propulsion is massive. "Control is easier in all conditions," Dreyer said. "The maximum torque is available from zero rpm." You can adjust the thrust, whether the car is overtaking or driving in the desert. Electric propulsion does not react to external influences such as air pressure, temperature and humidity. And you can use it in full force for the duration of the assembly. Everything is more compatible than the combustion engine.
The RS Q e-tron is also charged every night. Although Audi Sport has not yet offered a charging solution, it says it intends to use as much clean energy as possible. It has been designed to be optimally maintained. Big by a small support team.
The RS Q e-tron prototype got muddy for the first time in early July, and now it's undergoing full-scale testing for the rest of the year, ahead of the 2022 Dakar Rally, which in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia next January.
Audi Sport will introduce three RS electronic models operated by Q Motorsport.Matthias Xtreme (who won the DTM and Rallycross Championship for Audi) and Emil Bergquist, one with 14-time Dakar winner Stephen Peterhansel and Edward Boulanger, and third car for Carlos Sainz (two-time as well as three-time WRC champion) and Lucas Cruz.
Photo included by Audi Sport
Three Formula E and DTM engines combined in the Audi RS Q e-tron
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