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    Motorsports: A few pre-race notes and a lot of photos from the 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    The 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is on. Audi has won 12 of the last 15 events, the scion of Auto Union is trying to make it 13 this year. To do so, it will have to overcome a situation faced only three other times during its dominance of La Sarthe: underdog status. Toyota has won the ...

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    Motorsports: Audi to enter third R18 following Loic Duval's huge crash
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    When we saw the picture above yesterday, our first thought went to driver Loic Duval. After hearing that he, miraculously, walked away from the annihilated heap that had been the number one Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, our next thought went Audi's hopes in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the ...

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    Video: Audi R18 suffers huge crash during Le Mans practice, driver conscious and alert
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    Loic Duval, driver of the #1 Audi R18 E-tron Quattro, suffered a massive crash today during free practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Duval's car reportedly went off track backwards at high speed near the Porsche Curves and flew into the retaining fence. There is no video of the actual crash at ...

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    Video: Tom Kristensen walks through a perfect lap of Le Mans in Forza 5
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    One of the best ways of learning a new track, aside from driving it, is to hear someone that's intimately familiar with it give you a good walkthrough. That's just what you'll get here, as the winningest driver in 24 Hours of Le Mans history, Tom Kristensen, walks you through the Circuit de la ...

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    Video: Audi welcomes Porsche back to Le Mans like any sibling would
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    Ah, sibling rivalry. It really is a beautiful thing. It's even more beautiful when said siblings are automakers with very, very well-known racing histories. That's how you get videos like this, which is Audi's way of welcoming Porsche back to the top flight of Le Mans racing. Yes, Audi has taken ...

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    Official: Audi R18 E-tron gets new livery, mixes it up in city traffic [w/video]
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    The 24 Hours of Le Mans is still months away, but Audi Sport apparently can't wait to get started. It has just debuted the new livery for its 2014 R18 E-tron Quattro with a public drive through the streets of the town of Le Mans, while simultaneously announcing that it has a new, larger ...

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    Motorsports: Audi debuts all-new R18 E-Tron Quattro with novel secondary hybrid system
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    This is the new Audi R18. It looks like the Bond villain of race cars (it has red running lamps), and if Audi's past is any indication, it'll prove difficult to beat in the LMP1 class of the 2014 World Endurance Championship. The car's full name is the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, just like last ...

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    Motorsports: Audi already teasing, testing next R18 e-tron quattro
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    You can't debate Audi's record in endurance racing. With 12 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it comes second only to Porsche in the history books of the famous endurance race – only in Audi's case, all of those victories have come in the last 14 years, losing only twice: once to its ...

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    Video: Forza 5 documents bringing Audi R18 E-Tron and Le Mans to game
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    Forza Motorsport 5 is set to come out on November 22 alongside the all-new Xbox One. As part of the launch lineup for a big new system, it shouldn't be a shock that Turn 10 Studios, the maker of the Forza series is going all out in promoting its new game. That's meant making interesting ...

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    Motorsports: Audi scores 100th LMP win
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    Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish took the No. 2 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro to victory at this weekend's Six Hours of Austin at the Circuit of the Americas, marking the 12th victory for the R18 body and the 100th LMP overall victory for Audi since 2000. The milestone victory also saw ...

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    Video: European RS6 Avant ad features diesel-hybrid R18 racecar
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    We'd be just as happy to casually walk back to an RS6 Avant as anybody, but Audi's commercial for its fastest ass-hauling wagon takes casual to another level. The RS6 isn't even seen until more than two-thirds of the way through the 46-second German commercial, but Audi seduces us long before ...

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    Featured: Autoblog gets ready for Le Mans with an R8 road trip and Allan McNish
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    This car is the master link between what Audi does on the race track and sells on the road. We're attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Audi and we figured we'd make the world's biggest endurance race even more interesting by driving from Munich to Le Mans in an R8. We've also had a brief ...

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    Report: Audi supercar not yet approved, R4 not quite dead, still room for an MPV
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    According to a report by Autocar, all we thought we knew of the in-development Audi supercar we might not actually know. A piece in Car and Driver, not even a month old, said the diesel-hybrid halo car was in the design stages, would get the engine from the R18 E-Tron Quattro and its carbon fiber ...

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    Official: Audi designers create R18 Ultra chair, kick their feet up
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    Audi has used its racing program to trickle technology down to its passenger cars, but how about some racing design making its way into your living room? The Audi R18 Ultra Chair will be on display at Design Miami until December 9, and it was developed in a similar fashion as the R18 racecar, ...

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    Official: Audi Sport scoops up ex-Peugeot driver Marc Gené for reserve role
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    When a major automaker shuts down its racing program like Peugeot did at Le Mans, it leaves a big gaping hole for everyone involved. The French automaker's departure from endurance racing left the series organizers scrambling for another team to take its place just as it was preparing to inaugurate ...

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    Video: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro debuts in motion
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    The top class of endurance racing like what we see at Le Mans tends to follow trends. Open cockpits gave way to closed ones in LMP1 racers, but while diesel engines continue to dominate, we're now entering the age of hybrid prototypes. Peugeot was said to be working on just such a powertrain ...

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    Official: Audi unleashes hybrid, AWD powertrain on Le Mans with new R18 e-tron Quattro
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    When we hear names like TFSI and Quattro, we automatically think of Audi. But while these technologies have proliferated across the company's production model range, they weren't initially developed for the road – they were developed for racing. So sit up straight and pay attention to ...

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    Official: Audi confirms R18 hybrid as part of 2012 endurance racing program
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    The diesel era at Le Mans may not be over yet, but already we're seeing the emergence of a new propulsion trend: hybrids. Toyota recently announced the TS030 Hybrid LMP1, Peugeot was working on a hybrid version of its 908 prototype before it killed the race program, and now Audi has confirmed a ...

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    Rumormill: Audi testing revised R18 at Sebring with possible hybrid power
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    After dominating Le Mans-class endurance sportscar racing for years now, Audi is left with little to prove. Plus, with sister-company Porsche returning with an LMP1 program of its own, and Bentley reportedly considering the same, rumors have been circulating that the four-ringed automaker could ...

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    Video: Audi recaps its thrilling victory at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    The 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was one of the most exciting in the history of the race, with Audi narrowly beating Peugeot by less than 14 seconds. The win made it 10 victories in 13 years for the Four Rings, and incredible record that is is only bested by Porsche. Like in previous ...

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