Audi took the NFL Films crew to the 2008 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and with the footage gathered created the rather excellent documentary Truth in 24 (it's still free to view on iTunes and YouTube). It turns out Audi took a crew to last year's race as well, and soon we'll be treated to the sequel, Truth in 24 II.

We'll assume Audi had no idea how exciting that race would end up being, with Allan McNish in one of three R18 Ultras flipping out – literally – just two hours in, and a second Audi crashing out six hours later. After a battle of fuel, tires and pit stops the fight with the Peugeot 908s went to the last lap, making the 2011 race the fourth closest Le Mans run in 79 editions.

A forum member at Ten-Tenths said "The film should be finalised over the next 8 weeks" and that it will deal much more with the race than the backstory. If that timing is correct, it should come just in time to get us ready for this year's running.


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      crxrex
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sure hope Jason Statham does the narration again. His voice was perfect for the film.
      Banf_1
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Audi victory was truly motion picture worthy, I'm glad they had their cameras for that one. More so, kudos to Audi for attempting to raise mainstream awareness for the endurance racing. They might be doing it in their PR interest, but hopefully it shines a little more light to what is otherwise a great form of motorsports that probably gets less recognition than it deserves.
      Sharpie
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first one was just awesome
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still talk with other racing fans about Alan and Rocky walking out of their cars. I hope the whole Audi safety team got great big bonuses. What luck to have the crews there for such a memorable race. Two cars crashing out and the third soldiering on for the win. Truth in 24 was really cool. I am confident this one will be even better. Kind of like the crew for Climb Dance showing up at Pikes Peak and just happens to catch Vatanen setting a record. Love it.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Howzabout Audi get a little truth in engineering and fix their Direct Injection gasoline engine carbon accumulation problem? It's a little ridiculous having a 125K R8 V10 that needs a decarbon treatment at $$$ at 15K miles!!! And the dealers don't cover it under warranty either since it doesn't throw a CEL..just lousy idle and occasional misfire (not enough to throw CEL).
      • 2 Years Ago
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      David Hu
      • 2 Years Ago
      This news is all kinds of AWESOME. I look more forward to this film than I do to: - Avengers - Spider-man - Batman And, for me as a comics fan, that's saying a LOT. Can't wait.
      Pitt05
      • 2 Years Ago
      EPIC!!! Truth in 24 is one of my favorite movies... seriously.
      Sugaki
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes! Was hoping for a Truth in 24 with last year's race. I feel bad for Peugeot though. I wonder how many see the French team as the "bad guys" through the first film. On that note, interested to see how they'll portray the cheap blocking move they pulled.