Saturday, July 7, 2012

Do you want an Audi R10 TDI? Le Mans Classic Articurial Auction 2012

By Johan Laubshcer 

The annual Le Mans Classic event also hosts an auction for classic and legendary Le Mans cars. The Artcurial Le Mans Classic Auction will see a very special Audi going under the hammer. An Audi R10 TDI, chassis number #201 will be autioned at the event. The car is an ex-Factory car which also competed with the private KOLLES team at Le Mans in 2009 and 2010. For the 2009 season the R10 TDI cars received new areodynamic packages wich includes a narrower rear wing with a vertical loop mount. Chassis #201 has been returned to a 2008 factory livery but it remains in the newer aerodynamic configuration.

The auction is estimating a sale in the region of 1300000 to 1600000 Euros.

This specific car's highlights:
2007: ALMS Participation as #2
2008: Sebring LMP1 victory
2008: LMS championship victory (Nurburgring & Silverstone)
2009: Le Mans and LMS participation as #14 KOLLES
2010: Le Mans participation as #14 KOLLES

More information:
Artcurial Auction website
Audi R10 TDI #201 chassis history
Audi R10 TDI #201 on the official auction website

Video Preview of the Artcurial Auction