2 S1 quattros. wow.
src: audiSport FB
Last night I attended the debut showing of Truth In 24 II (Part 2, “Every Second Counts”) at the Audi Forum NYC. If you haven’t been to the Audi Forum in NYC, well it’s another lovely place for Audiphiles such as myself to hang out for an hour or two for special events such as this one. Set on Park Ave. and 47th street—it is open during the week to the public, and on the weekends for special events such as this one. Thanks to George (who makes a striking cameo in the film!) for getting me on the list for this.
I am a huge fan of the original Truth In 24, as I think it is one of THE great motorsports documentaries ever made. Jason Statham returns as the voice behind the action, with a slightly overdramatic tone—-however one that really does capture some of the excitement of the spectacle which is Le Mans.
So we all know the story here—-the 2011 Le Mans was one of THE greatest in the history of the La Sarthe beast…..and hence the idea behind Ti24-II was even stronger than the original. The race was even more interesting, the car was even more stunning (the R18 TDI is just blisteringly cool), and the storyline of that race creates a total atmosphere of how one team battled fierce competition against crashes, adversity odds during the race to become the outright winners.
You don’t have to be an Audi Sport fan to love this documentary—you just have to love the idea of motorsports. Part 2 lifts off where Part 1 closed the door—and it feels more like a continuation of the story rather than a new one. I was captivated by the documentary—by the beauty of the race cars, the trauma of watching a stressful race which I remember watching live last summer, and by the excellent narration, cinematography, and conversations with race personnel.
This is a must watch, as was the first one. Truth In 24 II will be made digitally and on DVD very soon, and will be showing in premieres around the country until then. Go see it.
Audi R8 V10 Spyder parked in the Audi Forum.
Audi entered 3 cars into the 12 hours of Bathurst this year, and the #1 car came out on top after pouring rain and a kangaroo crossing the track! These R8 LMS specially put forth for Bathurst looks sweeeeet!
Photos and videos:
Official 2 part video:
src: Audi Sport
All i can say is that I was blown away. Where to begin? Should i start with my driving of an R8 V10 Spyder around? Or that I was in the Audi Sport Team Joest pits for 2 R18 pit stops? Or that I was in heaven sitting at the track side at night watching some of the greatest race cars in the world go thundering just feet away from me? Or that I met some of my favourite drivers? I had a total blast.
More to come about the event, with photos….later this week. I have so many photos to rummage through.
Oh, and the R18 TDI is even cooler up close!
(picture from the Audi hospitality “chalet” where I had access to, right across from the Porsche base)
This is such a well-made and put together video by Audi Sport about the remarkable 2011 win at Le Mans. Worth watching, even if you are not an Audiphile like me.
2 great videos, posted by a member of the Audi community. EXCELLENT!
I especially love the “plot” in “Dreamer” where the quattro is remembering the glory days…