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    Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    Yup, it's true - do a Google for Audi R10.
    Looks like I'll be heading for La Sarthe next June [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif[/img]

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    will they manage to make an engine that doesn't sounds like a bag of spanners then... I wonder... well I'll be there watching (drinking) to find out!

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!


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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    650BHP from a TDI !!! & a fantastic looking engine.

    I think a small bet may be in order

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    cheers, all they had to say was 5.5 litre v12 biturbo, that will be one to watch for keep it up audi

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    I get a feeling with 1100 newtom metres of torque there gonna go through transmission like santa goes through mince pies.

    Still would love to see all those petrol based cars get the arse handed to them by a diesel !!!!

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    can I see the gearbox from the veryon being used for something... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

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    can I see the gearbox from the veryon being used for something... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif[/img]

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    good point

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    will be funny to see a "mere diesel" over take all the porsche's / ferrari's and spykers etc. next year though!

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    It's more likely to win on economy being able to go further between pit stops - like wot I does in my TDI. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

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    It's more likely to win on economy being able to go further between pit stops - like wot I does in my TDI. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Aye, I've heard Audi expects it to stretch to 25 laps between pitstops instead of 17 for petrol based engines.

    Should give about 4 laps in the 24 hours. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

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    will be funny to see a "mere diesel" over take all the porsche's / ferrari's and spykers etc. next year though!

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    Mere diesel indeed, just u watch.

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

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    will be funny to see a "mere diesel" over take all the porsche's / ferrari's and spykers etc. next year though!

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    Mere diesel indeed, just u watch.

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    I plan too with lots and lots of beer... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    ps... it doesn't sound like an oil burner from what I've heard, until they're turning it off anyway.

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

    Their is a write up about it in this months Evo. Its a good read. The car sounds awesome, if it matches up on the track it will surely carry on the domination where the R8 left off.

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    Re: Audi racing a diesel at Le Mans next year!!!

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    for the lazy amoungst us

    http://www.audi.com/audi/com/en1/exp...sport/r10.html

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    That'll be me then. Looks good, wonder what it sounds like, don't suppose you have a link to an audio of it? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

 

 

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