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 |  Dec 12 2013, 3:31 PM

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Audi will be bringing a new LMP1 race car to the track for the 2014 season and though it still sports the R18 e-tron quattro name, the technology is completely new.

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 |  Jun 24 2013, 8:01 AM

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It appears that the Audi R8 e-tron wasn’t the only car on the production chopping block for the German automaker; the Scorpion supercar project has also been given the axe.

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 |  Jun 20 2013, 8:08 PM

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Audi is looking to continue its dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, running a 3:22.349 lap time today and taking the top spot in qualifying for this year’s endurance race.

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 |  Jun 17 2012, 1:39 PM

Another 24 Hours of Le Mans has come and gone, and once again, Audi finds itself on top of the podium – and well, all of it – with a 1-2-3 finish at the endurance classic.

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 |  May 06 2012, 4:04 PM

Audi used the Spa 6 Hours to debut its newest race cars, the R18 Ultra and the R18 e-tron quattro, delivering a thrilling premiere with highly successful results.

The German automaker claimed a 1-2-3-4 finish, with its R18 Ultra taking first and third, and the diesel hybrid e-tron quattro taking second and fourth. So at least for one race, diesel has triumphed over diesel hybrid, but Spa Francorchamps was still a very impressive debut for the new R18 e-tron quattro race car. In fact, the pair of hybrid race cars actually dominated the action initially before a strategic tire change gave the R18 Ultra an advantage.

The data gained from the successful outing of the R18 e-tron quattro models will play a pivotal role for Audi as it heads to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toyota originally planned on debuting it TS030 hybrid race car at the same event at Spa Francorchamps, but had to postpone it due to a major accident. Audi will not only have a victory under its belt heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but a ton of data and experience with its race cars.