Thanks for the heads up George. These are still unavailable in the UK so I've just ordered mine. Impatience got the better of me!
Scale models of the 2009 Audi R15 TDI are finally making it onto the market. We've known model car company Spark was working on mini versions of the Audi LMP racer but all references were only ever accompanied by photos of the actual car. Finally the R15 is starting to show up on Ebay, namely German Ebay for now. Thanks Tommy for the tip.