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auction of the day. 908 V12 HDi

Well this is a bit sad, isn’t it…..recently Peugeot pulled out completely from Le Mans 2012 and as an Audi Sport fan, I was very let down by this news.  Peugeot and Audi had such a fantastic rivalry over the past few years, and it really made for great sporting and great racing.  Le Mans has been uber exciting to watch the past few years, and last year’s Le Mans will go down in history as one of THE most exciting races ever run at the La Sarthe.

Since then, i’ve heard of Peugeot selling their entire Paris offices, and liquidating lots of their assets.  GM now owns a fraction of the company, and It’s hard to figure out exactly how fast Peugeot-Citroen are falling—-however it’s plain to see they are.

Next up on the chopping block?  Some of their endurance racers.  This is the 2007 Peugeot 908 HDi Fap that is going up on RM Auctions.  I’m tired of hearing people long for the ‘older’ Le Mans cars saying that modern Le Mans cars aren’t that cool….nonsense!  Modern Le Mans cars are amazing, and this is a great example of why.  It is, however, sad to see Peugeot selling their history.

Some notable achievements of this #2 car:

• 2009 Le Mans Works entry
• 1st Overall at Monza, Silverstone and Spa
• Groundbreaking HDi diesel-powered V-12 engine
• Run by the Works-Peugeot factory race team

Auction estimate?  1.5 to 1.8 million Euros.  I guess it’s time to cancel my Veyron order….

src:  RMauctions via l’Endurance

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forgotten concept: Audi (Zagato) Zuma

In 1998, Zagato showed a design study of a rebodied 8L Audi A3 3-door named the Zuma.  It used a 1.9L TDI engine, and like many other Zagato rebodies/concepts—–it is forever relegated to the realm of the unknown!

It’s almost as if Zagato decided they could try to design their own TT—-which of course in concept form had already been shown by this point.  This Zuma actually possesses more than just a little resemblance the the fantastic Lancia Hyena, which surprisingly DID make it to limited production as a rebodied and lightweight Lancia Delta Integrale.

I actually quite like this design…and luckily the car is functional and still exists today (as far as i know)….so it’s not as “lost” as others it seems!

srcs: VeloceToday, Istenbizony, Motorbase,

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IEDEI vs. Toyota Prius (Round 1)

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I’m really hoping some of you reach this blog, while researching information about the Toyota Prius.  If you were googling for reliability, pricing, consumer reviews, problems, troubleshooting, whatever.

Let’s start by stating the obvious; the Toyota Prius is a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE car.  It is SLOW, it is severely UGLY, it handles like feces, and it quite simply lacks any character.  The car is all hype, and for the several thousands upon thousands of minions who were too dim to actually bother trying to find a proper car and instead ended up with a Prius; think about what this car says about you.

Why bother dressing in a suit to go to work in a Prius?  You’ve already told the world you don’t give a crap what you look like; which is exactly why you’ve rolled into the work parking lot driving a misproportioned wedge.

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You wanted economy……OHHHHHHH.  So why have you not picked up a hugely efficient new Diesel which runs clean without spilling Nickel into the environment like the cancerous Prius seems to do.  Audi, VW, and BMW are all making solid diesel cars at the moment.  You can’t afford an Audi or BMW? Fine…..then drive over to the VW dealership and get a Rabbit (Golf in 2010) or Jetta TDI.  You’ll pull a solid 40-50mpg everywhere you go—and it won’t take you 15 years to get to 60mph.  More than that though, your friends will like you a little bit more, and the grass on your lawn will STILL be growing greener than ever.

Saving a few $$$ is not worth making an ass out of yourself.  The truth of the matter is; people hate seeing a Toyota Prius in front of them on the freeway, or getting stuck behind one in the city is generally worse than getting stuck behind a bus. Occasionally, you’ll see a minion of a human driving a Prius really really really fast (which is generally 40-50mph….fast for a Prion…err..Prius) and doing all sorts of weird maneuvers trying to draw attention to their strange little car.  Sometimes I wonder if these people think they are driving a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) tuned sports car?  Do they KNOW how slow and underperforming of a car they are actually driving?

You are NOT making the world a better place by buying a Prius.   You’re just making yourself look like a twit.

If I had extra money lying around, I would buy a Prius—-to have it junked and crushed for kicks!

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Audi & iTunes launch NEW “Truth In 24” mobile game!

After the huge success of the “Truth In 24” documentary that Audi has made, today Audi announced that iTunes has a new application/game for download on Apple’s iTunes service.  Read the official press release——-> Continue reading

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Car-A-Day Audi R15 Painting!

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Well it looks like Rob Ijbema has been hard at work on the new Audi R15 already! He’s already put up a beautiful new painting featurein the recent 12-hour Sebring winning R15.

His paintings are for sale, but they sell quick! so if any of you Audi-philes want this one, be quick!

http://car-a-day.blogspot.com/2009/03/audi-r15.html

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“Truth In 24”, now a FREE download on iTunes!

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The film, produced by Audi and NFL Films, and aired on ESPN last Friday, is now available for download on Apple’s iTunes.  GO GET IT NOW!

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Wallpaper time!

YEAH I KNOW it’s not a ‘vintage’ race car, but damn the *brand new* AUDI R15 TDI is one of the most beautiful modern race cars i’ve ever seen.

Click the pic a few times to get to the hi-res photo you can save to your computer:

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