With 13 wins under its belt, you might think that Audi was ready to give somebody else a shot at winning the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans. Well think again. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is back for another go at Le Mans this year, with more horsepower and better fuel economy than ever […]
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For an incredible 13th time, Audi has won the world’s most prestigious endurance race. It was a hard-fought win, for sure, with little of the total dominance that we’ve come to expect from Audi, who seemed to have inherited the race when the blistering fast no. 7 Toyota of Alex Wurz and Kaz Nakajima fell […]
The ultra-fast # 7 Toyota TS 040 racer crashed its way out of contention at LeMans 2014 when it collided with the # 3 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro in the wet.
Audi’s 2014 LeMans contender is a powerful, all-wheel drive R18 e-Tron diesel-electric hybrid- but the awesome performance of the car requires lots of data.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is around the corner, and the new Audi R18 E-tron Quattro race car into the scity with a new look and a bigger engine.
2014 marks the return of Porsche to the World Endurance Championship after the sports car maker left the series in 1998, having racked up more wins than any other manufacturer. In Porsche’s absence, Audi has come to dominate the 24 Hours of Le mans, though the new Porsche 919 Hybrid with a turbo four-pot under […]
Even though the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is many moons away, Audi teased the new R18 E-Tron Quattro, firing off the first shots of the 2014 endurance racing season. Porsche responded in kind by announcing their LMP1 competitor would use four cylinders and two hybrid systems. Not to be outdone, Audi announced it […]
Audi has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans by winning 12 of the last 14 races, a record second only to Porsche. But while Audi is sticking with the same tried-and-true turbodiesel V6 hybrid setup, Porsche is trying something different. Today Porsche revealed that its LMP1 endurance race car would use a pair of […]
We’re still about six months away from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but perennial endurance racing champion Audi isn’t giving its foes any breathing room. The next-generation Audi R18 E-Tron is already being tested for the upcoming racing season, and the German Automaker wants everyone to know it. Audi has won 12 of the […]
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
T-Minus five mornings until Christmas! Can you tell I am excited? Alright, all that aside, let’s get to the morning news roundup. Some of today’s highlights include a cleaner kind of cop car, a catchy country tune about EV’s, and a 3,000 mile bike trail from Maine to Florida. Carbon Motors Appeals To Feds To […]