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Not many automakers have accomplished as much as Audi at LeMans. Though it only began competing at LeMans in 1999, the automaker has achieved six overall victories from its eight starts, including the first ever win for a diesel-powered car with its R10 last year. This Saturday before the start of the 75th running of the 24 Hours of LeMans, a 12-meter high sculpture will be unveiled in the circuit's "Village" to honor Audi's success in what many consider to be the most demanding race in the world.

Fourtitude has pics of the "Audi Tower" as it looks today, which appears encased inside a giant box shaped like, well, a 12-meter-tall tower. According to Audi, the actual sculpture features 24 rotating rings that light up between the tower's base and its top. There's also a video wall on the sculpture's front face, and its glass surface will be etched with the names of every driver to have ever won the 24 Hours of LeMans.

We're excited to see what this thing looks like, but have enough faith in Audi's aesthetic taste to expect a finely crafted work of art. You can check out a few more pics of the tower as it stands by clicking the Read link.

[Source: Fourtitude]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      That certainly isn't phallic at all.
        • 7 Years Ago
        All towers are phallic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if the Corvettes will get the same honor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is there already a Porsche tower or is Audi the only one cocky enough to do this? Porsche has won 16 times.
        • 7 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. Not to take anything away from Audi, but they don't have Porsche's record in endurance racing by a long shot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks a lot better than those TT statues that popped up in Toronto last month.

      http://www.autoconcourse.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cocky? Maybe.
      Audi has always been the successful pioneer. When they succeed at one endeavor, they move on to another challenge.
      In the process, they abandon a certain motorsport; and it sometimes looks as though they have capitulated.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well the circuit has the Porsche Curves...I don't know if that's flattering or not...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, the Audi tower is a bit of a phallic...

      ...and Peugeot, you know what you can do with it?