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foto(s) of the day. 1-2-3.

Audi now have 11 victories in 13 years, and one of those being the Audi-in-disguise Bentley Speed 8.  Total dominance!  The last few laps were taken with 4 R18s running side by side, making for some phenomenal atmosphere!  More pics as they are released…No other team has ever shown this sort of dominance at Le Mans in such a short period of time.

Today, the 1st and 2nd place finishing cars were the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid, making it the first AWD and Hybrid car to ever win the greatest race in the world!  The #1 R18 e-tron quattro finishing the line in 1st place.

As an Audi fan and as a Le Mans enthusiast, I watched 18 hours of this race.  I hope some of you enjoyed the coverage using the links I posted here last night.  It was a hell of an adventure!  I hope to make it to La Sarthe one of these days.  Congratulations to the entire Audi Sport program!

src:  LeMans.org & joestRacing

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Embrace the weird: Nissan Deltawing.

and YES this is going to be running in the 2012 Le Mans as an experimental prototype, unclassified in any class per se.  I have to say that aside from how hideous it is—I will be very excited to see this freakshow rummaging through the field at Le Mans!  Let’s just hope it doesn’t cause any accidents….and take over Ferrari’s role of poor driving.

Can it even bloody steer!? see the videos at the bottom to find out..

from Nissan:

“A highly-advanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June).

While Nissan DeltaWing will not be classified in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Company is looking to showcase the pioneering technology that will show one potential direction for the future of motorsport and will feed into the research and development of future technologies, that filter down to Nissan’s road car product range.

A race-prepared 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, featuring direct petrol injection and a turbocharger, will power Nissan DeltaWing, which is half the weight and has half the aerodynamic drag of a conventional racer.

videos:

src: prwire via l’endurance

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