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Audi’s Diesel-Electric Supercar Codenamed “Scorpion”

April 17th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

What happened to cars with cool names? These days most new cars either use an old name resurrected from the grave, or a series of pointless letters and numbers. Audi is one of the great offenders of this alpha-numeric naming system, though rumor has it their upcoming diesel-electric supercar has a much cooler codename; “Scorpion.”


Audi Hybrids Dominate 12 Hours Of Sebring For 1-2 Finish

March 18th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

As one of America’s oldest endurance races, the 12 Hours of Sebring is an important event on the calendar of many racing series. This weekend this great American race was all about ze Germans though, as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race cars dominated the competition, taking both 1st and 2nd place in this historic race


Audi Diesel-Electric Hypercar Confirmed

January 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

We are on the cusp of a new era of automotive performance, with major automakers embracing a new mindset when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Rumors have been swirling that Audi wants to embrace hybrids with a new diesel-electric hypercar slotted above the Audi R8, and it seems to be all but confirmed for production...eventually


Audi Might Build A Diesel-Hybrid Supercar

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Few vehicles can match the efficiency and power of a combination diesel-electric hybrid. Audi has proved as much with a multitude of wins at the always-epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now one of the chief executives wants to unite the Audi motorsports and passenger car efforts with a diesel-electric supercar based heavily on the Le Mans champion.


Video: Audi Flaunts Its Own Hybrid Le Mans Racer In New Commercial

June 11th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

This morning I published a post about Toyota’s TV series with SPEED following their TS030 hybrid race car and its path to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But Toyota won’t be the only automakers with a hybrid racer at this year’s Le Mans. Audi is bringing its R18 e-tron quattro to compete in the world’s most famous endurance race, and they’ve launched their own marketing campaign promoting this evolution in race cars



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