The engine builders at Roush Yates have announced they're developing Ford's twin-turbo V6 Ecoboost to run in the 2011 American LeMans Series LMP2 class inside Lola chassis. Wait. Production-based engines being used in high-performance racing? That's unpossible. [Gas2]
"Hey, Udo." "Ja Joerg?" "Ze people haf been making fun of our beautiful Audi R15 TDI Plus, saying eet has zwei noses." "Zees ees true." "Maybe vee paint zem different colors so maybe she hides one." "Wunderbar!" [Fourtitude]
Audi wheeled its brand-spankin'-new R15 TDI Plus onto the Sebring track for real-world testing yesterday. Driver Mike Rockenfeller managed to back it into the tire wall at turn 17, making for a very bad day of data collection. [AutoHebdo (translated)]
Following protestations from Peugeot, Audi had to rework their R15 to align with new LeMans Prototype rules. The resulting car is this, the Audi R15 TDI Plus, a diesel-powered fug-monster of a race car. Here's hoping it's really, really fast.
The young Aston Martin Le Mans racing team will be making its Japanese debut on Halloween with its hot Gulf Oil liveried LMP1. Given the October 31st running of the event, we were hoping for something a bit spookier.