Audi unveiled its new contender for Le Mans 24 hour race

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Audi unveiled the R18 LMP1 destined for the Le Mans 24 hour race. Audi is no stranger to Le Mans, having won the race nine times previously. instead of going open top like its predecessor, the R18 is a closed top coupe in carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
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powering the R18 will be a 3.7 liter V6 TDI engine and yes, it is still going to be a diesel engine. it makes sense not to mend something that isn’t broken, isn’t it? the R18 will also feature a first for the endurance race which is all-LED headlights. how the LED is going to help in the race, i have no idea. perhaps, a brighter view for night race?

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via Gizmag

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