Allan McNish hopes for Le Mans glory in new Audi challenger

Martyn Collins

Audi has revealed its latest sports car, the R18, which Allan McNish hopes to score his third and the German manufacturer's 10th Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race next June.

The R18 is fitted with a brand new, smaller 3.7-litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine and six-speed transmission. The new car also features a 'closed' cockpit design, for the first time since the 1999 R8C coupe.