One Perfect Lap of Le Mans: Audi and Forza 5
audi | forza | le mans | video games | June 12, 2014
Audi asked the best drivers in the Xbox One game Forza Motorsport 5 to submit their best virtual laps at Le Mans in anticipation of the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only 30 drivers qualified to try to complete the perfect lap driving the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
Audi driver Tom Kristensen, who’s won the Le Mans championship nine times, explains what it takes to put together a perfect lap at Le Mans. Piecing together video from the best portion of each participant’s lap, the team is able to create one perfect lap in the R18 e-tron.
For reference, the R-18 e-tron quattro is a hybrid car with a 3.7-liter V6 TDI engine with a mono turbocharger which pushed out 490 horsepower paired with a flywheel system driving two 100 horsepower electric motors that drive the front wheels. It’s even got laser headlights that are linked to the car’s GPS to always point to the right location for each track. Check out a bit more about the car below.