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    Official: Audi bringing digital rearview mirror from racing to production
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    Audi's digital rearview mirror is officially going from the Le Mans clobbering, race-only Audi R18 to the road-going R8 e-tron. Lacking a rear window put the R8 e-tron in the same rear-view challenged category as its racing brethren, and so has been provided the same solution. The 7.7-inch ...

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    Audi reinvents the rearview mirror for its Le Mans racers
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    Every year at every auto show we see concept cars that envision replacing the rearview mirrors with digital cameras. They're usually the exterior mirrors and not the central one above the windshield, but whatever the case, and however much sense they seem to make, government regulations prevent ...

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    Official: Audi confirms R18 hybrid as part of 2012 endurance racing program
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    The diesel era at Le Mans may not be over yet, but already we're seeing the emergence of a new propulsion trend: hybrids. Toyota recently announced the TS030 Hybrid LMP1, Peugeot was working on a hybrid version of its 908 prototype before it killed the race program, and now Audi has confirmed a ...

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    Rumormill: Audi testing revised R18 at Sebring with possible hybrid power
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    After dominating Le Mans-class endurance sportscar racing for years now, Audi is left with little to prove. Plus, with sister-company Porsche returning with an LMP1 program of its own, and Bentley reportedly considering the same, rumours have been circulating that the four-ringed automaker could ...

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    Audi R18 TDI pushes the limits of lightweight technology
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    The Audi R18 TDI, which took home the trophy at this years 24 Hours of Le Mans, is a remarkable piece of engineering. Audi built the R18 TDI from a unique monocoque chassis, with a beating heart of a 3.7-litre turbo-diesel V6 that develops more than 540 horsepower. But that isn't what is amazing ...

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    Video: Audi recaps its thrilling victory at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    The 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was one of the most exciting in the history of the race, with Audi narrowly beating Peugeot by less than 14 seconds. The win made it 10 victories in 13 years for the Four Rings, and incredible record that is is only bested by Porsche. Like in previous ...

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    Video: Audi R18 commercial shows attention to detail and lightweight technology
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    Audi loves talking about the lightweight technology used to build its mighty turbodiesel LMP racers. While the last-generation R15 utilized a 590-horsepower twin-turbo 10-cylinder diesel engine, revisions to the rulebook forced Audi to alter the oil-chugging powertrain. The newer R18 TDI is ...

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    New Audi R18 racers qualify 1-2-3 at Spa
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    Audi's newest diesels are running strong. A trio of R18 TDI race cars have qualified 1-2-3 at the Le Mans Cup 1,000km of Spa. It should be noted, of course, that Peugeot's cars didn't get the chance to set qualifying times due to a red flag that ended the session for all teams. Despite the lack ...

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    Confirmed: Audi R18 TDI to debut at Spa while Aston Martin watches from the pit lane
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    There's plenty to be excited about in this year's Le Mans racing season, and the new Audi R18 TDI arguably ranks chief among them. Audi's new fixed-roof racer will make its debut at the Spa 1000km race next weekend, showing for the first time what it can do against a competitive field ahead of ...

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    Audi highlights the V6 TDI in the new R18
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    Take a look at the beast that is the new Audi R18 TDI and you'd be forgiven for assuming it has a big, rip-roarin' V10 with at least two turbochargers. Right? Wrong. Although the previous R15 TDI packed in 10 oil-burning cylinders, new regulations – implemented to diminish the advantage ...

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