Le Mans » Quattro name returns as new Audi revealed

Audi reveals its new LMP1 hybrid which will compete at Le Mans this season

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March 01, 2012 12:01 PM

Why do I have the the words "Transformers, robots in disguise" in my head. Can the driver see the mirrors from there, they appear to be above the screen line, high body work over the front wheels so poor visibility looking left and right and no side windows? No doubt a collision with another car this year due to being unable to see it again.


March 01, 2012 1:22 PM

I am no fan of Audi to say the least, but that thing looks amazing.

They'll win it again because there's no competition, but they also won it most times there was. Gotta respect them for staying this long.

race fan - Unregistered

March 01, 2012 1:31 PM

Looks like Audi is entering the hybrids to win, seeing who they chose to drive them -- Fassler, Lotterer and Treluyer (last year winners) and Capello, Kristensen and McNish (13 Le Mans wins between the three of them).

radiator - Unregistered

March 01, 2012 6:17 PM

Ferrari proof? What is that supposed to mean exactly? You know when it was the last time Ferrari won at Le Mans? I'll tell you, it was in... 1965! I wasn't even born yet, and wouldn't be for another 14 years!

You know how many times Ferrari won at Le Mans? 9 times, none of which were this millenium. How many wins does Audi have? 10 under the Audi brand, plus 1 as Bentley.

So, exactly, why should Audi be concerned with Ferrari?

stefanvv - Unregistered

March 02, 2012 7:01 AM

Well, well, well - Vorsprung durch technik. Probably there is no question who will win Le Mans this year. I can't imagine the speed and acceleration of this car, Quattro has been amazing technology not only for World Rally, but also for race tracks. Now with these electro motors backed front wheels with lot of torque...

KGBVD - Unregistered

March 02, 2012 7:44 PM

Amazing looking car.

At least Audi is keeping their ridiculously amazing domination of the sport interesting by constantly challenging themselves (from open Audis to hardtop Bentleys, from petrol to diesels and now hybrids, rear wheel drive to quattro).

In formula 1, this much change usually means a change in pecking order!

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