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    1. Rendered Speculation: 2011 Audi R18 Race Livery Found on Facebook



      Audi may have pulled the wraps off of its 2011 Audi R18 racer weeks ago but we've only seen it thus far in exposed black carbon. Audi Sport typically doesn't reveal its new race liveries until the earliest race weekends, especially for a new car so we know that the black car we have all seen will eventually be painted and likely in the usual mix of silver, red, black, ...
    2. Audi R18 with a Painted Livery Imagined by Joao Pedro Ferreira + Matte Black Audi LMP Retrospective



      Of course when Audi pulled the wraps off of its new R18 TDI last week the car was shown in a menacing matte black and exposed black carbon fiber. Audi has a tradition of showing its new cars in the so-called buff black most preferred by evil-doers and sith lords but the car is bound to get a new paint job or "livery" in racing speak though when that will first appear remains to be seen. Given ...
    3. Video: Audi R18 Reveal Ceremony Footage from DailySportscar.com



      DailySportscar.com was one of the few English publications to attend the unveiling of the new Audi R18 le mans car last Friday and has published several videos from the event. We're unaware of any official Audi video reveal online so we'll hand it to the fine gentlemen from DSC for their shots.

      Read more sportscar racing coverage at DailySportscar.com or watch their ...
    4. Excellent Audi R18 Technical Analysis from SPEED's Marshall Pruett



      As Audi's new R18 rapidly approached its unveiling last Friday this blog zeroed in on SPEED contributor Marshall Pruett. Pruett seemed more clued in than most in the general public or press about the car and relayed to our staff that he'd spent countless hours on the phone to Germany working on a technical analysis of the new car. Over the weekend Pruett published his story, rife with details Audi Sport ...
    5. Two Audi R18 Wallpapers Added



      We've created two wallpapers of the new Audi R18. The first, above is simply a photo-edited version of the very cool shot showing the car's 1-shaped LED running lights. Below is a design that shows three generations of Audi TDI racecars - R10 TDI, R15 TDI and R18 TDI. Each are the full size images. If you'd like to save them then simply drag and drop the images or right click on the photo in order to save them. ...
    6. Video: Audi Sport Engine Boss Ulrich Baretzky on the Past and Future of Audi at Le Mans



      Earlier today Audi Sport revealed its new and revolutionary Audi R18 racecar. While we haven't had a chance to chat first hand with any of the team just yet we did have a chance to sit down for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Ulrich Baretzky while in Atlanta for the 2010 Petit Le Mans race. Of course ...
    7. Photo Gallery Added: Audi R18 Racecar Reveal in Ingolstadt Germany



      Earlier this afternoon we published all of the PR materials available about the new Audi R18. Audi's new racecar was revealed today at its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany and the company has released several more photos from the ceremony. We're betting that our readers are eager to get their hands on any materials regarding the R18 so check out more shots from the event after the ...
    8. Audi R18 To Be Revealed Today, Summary of What We Know



      What? The day is finally here and there are no photos of Audi's new R18 racer all over the web? Why? We've summarized what we know below for those who are waiting on the edge of their seats to see what Audi brings to the table.

      1. Today is a Go
      When we reported earlier this week about the LeMansLive Blog (Michelin) and LeMans.org ...
    9. Could This Porsche Hide the Secret Future of quattro in Sportscar Racing?



      We had an "ah-ha" moment of enlightenment this past weekend at the ALMS Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta. The lone North American event during the 2010 season for the Audi Sport R15 squad, the race was by no means off the radar for Audi enthusiasts. Many tuning in probably also knew that the Le Mans winning driver trio of Mike Rockenfeller, ...
    10. American Le Mans 2011: Audi at Sebring, Petit Le Mans Rounds Only



      Spending the weekend on location at the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta this past weekend we were immersed in news about any potential Audi LMP participation for the 2011 season via Audi Sport staff. There's both good news and bad news to report.

      Audi has confirmed that it plans to race the full season of ILMC rounds ...
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