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Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid wins Le Mans

Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid wins Le Mans

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24 hours in this?  Sign me up.  Details at http://www.audi.com/com/brand/en/audi_sport/wec.html.

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  • Strictly speaking, that's actually the R18 Ultra, which is a non-hybrid version. I'm also not toooo sure I'd like 24 hours in a car with a 45000rpm/500kJ flywheel whining away where a passenger seat would go (first 15 seconds of this demonstrate the noise: www.youtube.com/watch ), but it (or Toyota's supercapacitor version) sure looks great! Not as great as a late-2000s Gulf Lola-Aston (www.youtube.com/watch), but that's a story for another day...

  • I fixed the picture.  Thanks for pointing it out. Still cool looking.

  • It's interesting to point out to regular people that this is a Diesel-hybrid and not a gasoline hybrid.