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Audi R18 LMP

Audi have unveiled their new Le Mans challenger.  It is gorgeous.

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The 2011 Le Mans engine regulations drastically limit engine power, so Audi have reverted to closed-top protos to minimize drag.  Also notable is the bigass fin on the engine cover, again required by the 2011 regs to prevent blowovers in yaw, and the fucking huge front wheel bulges which suggest that Audi are running “rear” tires on all four corners (just like Acura did with the ARX-02).

Mulsanne’s Corner has a great deal of analysis; Craig Scarborough has a number of insightful line drawings; and if all you’re after is car porn Jalopnik has a gallery full of it.

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