2009 Audi R8 V10 Production-Ready On The 'Ring

Another day, another Audi R8 tearing up the Nürburgring, right? Well, look closer, because this is actually a new version of Ingolstadt's supercar. The 'ring-obsessed guys over at Bridge To Gantry say this is the much-anticipated V10-powered model, and though we can't see what's in the engine bay or hear the exhaust… » 6/18/08 9:40am 6/18/08 9:40am

Auto Union Type C

The LeMans-dominating Audi R10 is an incomparable engineering spectacle. Honed from the finest materials and tested by banks of supercomputers before the first part was even crafted, the LeMans Prototype car is only now being challenged three years after its birth by an improved Porsche RS Spyder. The irony here is… » 4/22/08 12:00pm 4/22/08 12:00pm

Should Race Cars Look Like Real Cars?

Automobile L'Ouest, the sanctioning body for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has announced that by 2010 all cars in the top prototype LMP1 class must feature both a closed cockpit and bodywork resembling actual production cars. The thinking is that the LMP1 cars are "dream cars" and that fans should not be able to tell Peugeots … » 8/02/07 12:15pm 8/02/07 12:15pm

24 Heures du Frites: Audi to Run R10 on Biofuel at Next LeMans

Audi's motorsports techies, titans of the oil-burning racecar scene, say they want to run the R10 racer on biofuel at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's part of a companywide move, says Audi Sport's head of engine technology Ulrich "Torquenstein" Baretzky, to develop biofuel combustion technology for VW/Audi. But they … » 12/14/06 8:52am 12/14/06 8:52am

Two R10s Enter, One R10 Wins; Corvette, Lola, Panoz Round Out Sebring…

Two of the most hotly-anticipated prototype racers of the last um, uh, real long time made their full-series ALMS debuts at Sebring with mixed results. The pole-qualifying #2 Audi R10 of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello took the race, while the #1 car, driven by Marco Werner, Frank Biela and Emanuele… » 3/19/06 12:24am 3/19/06 12:24am

Audi Launches R10 LeMans Racer: Yes, It's a Diesel

Audi Sport launched its newest LMP2 racer, and replacement for its successful R8 car, the R10 at a press conference in Paris this morning. As had been predicted, the R10 is powered by a diesel-fired TDI mill. AS boss Dr Wolfgang Ullrich indicated the R10 will get at least one or two laps more from a tank of fuel at… » 12/13/05 7:13am 12/13/05 7:13am