Audi sports cars comparison as Le Mans icons

Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by in Audi Canada

On a arise of a 90th anniversary of a Le Mans 24 Hours on Jun 22/23, 2013, a Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) had run a check to name a Le Mans icons. More than 20,000 fans expel their votes online. The final preference was done by a twelve-member row of consultant judges including FIA President Jean Todt and ACO President Pierre Fillon in Paris on Friday. They comparison a 10 competition cars that many decisively made Le Mans story in their particular decades.

Two of a 10 Le Mans icons come from Ingolstadt. The Audi R10 TDI, in 2006 a initial Le Mans winning automobile with a diesel engine, was voted a many mythological Le Mans sports automobile of a past decade. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, in 2012 a initial Le Mans winning automobile with hybrid drive, is a many critical present-day Le Mans sports car.

“These dual accolades fill us with good pride,” pronounced Wolfgang Dürheimer, Member of a Board of Management for Technical Development of AUDI AG when a formula were announced in Paris. “Audi uses a Le Mans 24 Hours to denote a technical imagination and to exam new technologies on a competition track. The R10 TDI and a R18 e-tron quattro are dual quite good examples of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’”

Three days earlier, also in Paris, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich had supposed another award. An consultant judging row of a Festival Automobile International famous a Le Mans winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a “Grand Prix de l’Environnement.” Through a intelligent multiple of a compress V6 TDI engine and a hybrid complement Audi Sport managed to revoke fuel expenditure by 10 percent compared to a year before.  

In a 2013 season, Audi is competing with a updated hybrid sports automobile in a FIA World Endurance Championship and during a Le Mans 24 Hours.

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