Articles tagged Tdi

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Audi R10 Diesel wins Le Mans 24 hours

Pirro, Biela and Werner take the chequered flag first Audi took a historic first diesel win in the Le Mans 24 Hours, on the R10 TDI’s debut in the Sarthe classic. Victory went to the car driven by Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner, while its sister car, driven by six-time winner Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello was third, three laps behind, after the car ran into a...

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Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

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All mod pros and cons

Rose-tinted spectacles are a wonderful invention, but they don’t always focus accurately. Modern life, then, is not necessarily rubbish… Writer Andrew Frankel Although it probably didn’t seem so at the time, as the grid assembled in Melbourne for the first Grand Prix of the new millennium, the world of Formula 1 was a somewhat simple place to be, at least relative to where it is today. The cars...

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The apprentice

He’s not yet a fully fledged endurance aristocrat, but Oliver Jarvis – Audi Sport’s foremost British racer in the post-Allan McNish era – is forging a solid reputationWriter: Simon Arron It’s a tale almost as old as the wheel. Promising young kart racer switches to cars, surfs his way through a few junior categories, collecting victories and titles en route, but then comes up against a sizeable...

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The green gas guzzler

Volkswagen’s new alternative-fuelled racer is a gas-powered Scirocco that’s already proved its worth at the Nürburgring. Time for us to get behind the wheel… By Ed Foster The handsome Volkswagen Scirocco was launched in 2008, but before the road car was presented to the masses VW decided to entice younger drivers by proving its sporting prowess in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. With 235,000 spectators...

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Le Mans Hybrids

Sports car racing could be on the verge of something that Formula 1 has so far failed to do: offering engineers a fascinatingly open-ended platform to explore the new generation of fuel-efficient technologies The future has finally arrived. The Audi and Toyota LMP1 prototypes that grace the entry list for this year’s 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours offer a glimpse of a high-tech future in...

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The Right Angle

It looks like a Volvo. It feels like a Volvo. But Simon Arron found that the 850TDI also has a hidden agenda This all looks very familiar. The comprehensive switchgear. The spacious, comfortable cabin. The clear, analogue dials. Big. Old-fashioned. Reassuring in a Volvo kind of way. Instant, happy recollections of the thundering 850 T5 estate which served as a long-term test car what now seems...

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Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world GOODING AND COMPANY On August 18/19 the American auction house Gooding and Company is offering for sale two interesting racers in the shape of a 1964 Ford GT40 prototype and a single-seater Miller. The former is chassis number GT/104, which joined three other cars from the manufacturer for the '64 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was then passed to...

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New Cars for 1991

The economy may be heading for a depression, there may be a positive downturn in trade and there may even be the threat of petrol rationing should the Gulf erupt in flames, but that did not stop the world's manufacturers from putting on a tremendous show in Birmingham in September. While many of the models displayed are already on the road, it was a chance to examine models that had not until...

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Rules clarification sought over controversial R15

Peugeot protested the legality of the Audi R15 TDI on the morning of first practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The French manufacturer contested two areas of the radical front-end aerodynamics of the new German LMP1 prototype. It claims two flaps which can be seen under the nose and shrouds around the front wishbones contravene regulations which state that no bodywork, with the exception of the...

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