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    1. New Team Photos for Audi Sport R18 TDI Include Interior Pics, Spotter Guide, w/ R15 & More



      Audi Sport has released a massive amount of photography today, mainly what we expect will be included in the team's media kit at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. We've added more shots to our Paul Ricard Test section of our 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans gallery along with new sections that include Driver Teams, R18 Livery Designs (Spotter Guide Art) and R18 Details. ...
    2. 12 Hours of Sebring Photo Gallery: Friday Qualifying & Around the Track



      It's late Friday at the 12 Hours of Sebring and we've just run our first mix of photos from today, a day that included an afternoon practice session, autograph session in the paddock, tech and autograph sessions in Audi's Turn 1 Lounge and finally a qualifying session.

      Expect more coverage and photos tomorrow but for ...
    3. 12 Hours of Sebring: Don't Forget to Download Your 2011 Spotter Guide by Andy Blackmore Design



      By now we'd hoped to get a nice preview up of the 12 Hours of Sebring but a very busy day including several video interviews aided in our running out of time. One portion of that preview however that we don't want to forget to pass along is that of the downloadable Spotter Guide by Andy Blackmore Design. Andy's a friend of the site and we've been featuring his work around staple events like Le Mans and like Sebring for a few ...
    4. 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Revealed, Surprisingly Starring the Audi R15 plus.



      When planning the design of the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans race poster, those determining the look of the poster must've found themselves in a bit of a conundrum. Of course Audi would have to be featured as they'd only nabbed a 1-2-3 podium sweep at the 2010 race. Still, a race livery for the new R18 has yet to be revealed.

      So what is a French race to do in such a case? Apparently the ACO decided to go with the current ...
    5. Happy Valentine's Day from Fourtitude



      Consider this a reminder to pick up some flowers for that special someone on the way home or, if you have the means, a bright red R8 Spyder. Either way, those of us here at Fourtitude would like to wish you and yours a happy Valentine's Day.
    6. In Scale: Audis in Miniature You May Not Want to Miss



      If you're a diecast die-hard then we've got a few scale model Audis you may not want to miss in a number of popular scales. Most are motorsport but some are production Audis as well.

      Above is the 2010-spec Audi R15 plus that won Le Mans - the No. 9 driven by Bernhard, Dumas and Rockenfeller. Last Year's No. 7 and No. 8 sister cars as well as an all-black R15 plus test car are also now available from Spark ...
    7. New Photos Added form Audi R18 Test at Sebring



      We've gotten our hands on even more photos from the Audi Sport test session held down at Sebring last week . Among the mix you can see even more angles of the evil-looking new Audi R18 racer as well as shots of regular faces you'd expect to see when Audi Sport comes to town including Tom Kristensen, Timo Bernhard, Dindo Capello and Mike Rockenfeller. We've posted all of the new shots below or check out the entire collection ...
    8. Audi R18 and R15 plus Hit Kick Asphault in Sebring Test



      Rumors have been floating around that Audi Sport was headed for Florida for some early testing ahead of the ILMC season opener at Sebring. Now, thanks to Floridian photographer James Boone, we can pull this story out of the rumor category. Audi Sport was on hand today at Sebring along with a few other teams doing their first (semi) public shakedowns of both last year's R15 plus and two Audi R18s marked #1 and #2.

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    9. Video: Truth in 24... 2010 Edition



      Audi TV has posted this 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans recap on the Audi of America YouTube channel. Beautifully shot, this might be the closest you'll get to a Truth in 24 take on 2010... which we really wish they'd made having knocked out a 1-2-3 win and an upset at that over the much favored Peugeot team. This isn't done in the trademark NFL Films style but it was ...
    10. 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 ...
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