Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gallery: Audi R18 at Audi of America headquarters

By Tarek Ramchani

Audi of America has welcomed a very special car at their headquarters, an Audi R18 TDI. The new car replaces the Audi R10 TDI which has been on display in America in recent years. This specific R18 is fitted 2011 Audi R18 TDI bodywork (similar to that which appeared at the first Sebring test during 2011). The car is however wearing the livery of the #3 Audi R18 ultra TDI powered car that raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. The car at Le Mans was driven by Romain Dumas, Loic Duval and Marc Gene and finished fifth overall in the end. The Audi R18 ultra debuted at the 6 Hours of Spa and was retired from competition after the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo when Audi Sport Team Joest opted for a pair of R18 e-tron quattros to fight the fast Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid.

Here are great photos of one of the best looking race cars around, from the Audi USA official Facebook page.

Audi R18 on Facebook