"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.
When Peugeot threw a hissy-fit and got the Audi R15 black-listed, ze Germans returned to the drawing board to make its car hissy-fit compliant. These driver glamor shots offer the first glimpse at the updated Audi R15 TDI "Plus." [Fourtitude]