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RE: Pic Of The Week: Audi R18

RE: Pic Of The Week: Audi R18

Friday 4th February 2011

Pic Of The Week: Audi R18

If the Dark Side of the force ran a race team it would use these...


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We generally do our best to respond to popular demand with POTW. So, after Tuesday's story about the new Audi R18 Le Mans challenger's test at Sebring precipitated a gaggle of calls for the car to be made the subject of pic of the week, that's just what we've done.

But instead of the rather unglamorous shots taken at Sebring (yes, the location is pretty exotic, but the photos don't really do it justice), we've gone for this stark but menacing studio shot, which should please the PH detail fiends no end.

The only thing we worry about is that it might seem a little scary when you're at your most delicate. So try not to spill your coffee over your keyboard when you turn your computer on first thing in the morning - which is exactly what happened to us...

It really is quite a menacing sight - you would certainly move out of the way pretty smartly if you were driving a GT2 Porsche and you saw this closing in on you down the Hunaudières straight...

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B10

Original Poster:

811 posts

176 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Where is this car actually made and designed? Is it a UK made car from someone like Lola wearing a badge of convenience or is it designed and maunfactured by Audi in Germany. A quick google reveals little.

Chris-R

745 posts

96 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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B10 said:
Where is this car actually made and designed? Is it a UK made car from someone like Lola wearing a badge of convenience or is it designed and maunfactured by Audi in Germany. A quick google reveals little.
Not 100% sure, but maybe here?


Pixel Pusher

9,660 posts

68 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Chris-R said:
B10 said:
Where is this car actually made and designed? Is it a UK made car from someone like Lola wearing a badge of convenience or is it designed and maunfactured by Audi in Germany. A quick google reveals little.
Not 100% sure, but maybe here?
In a cave just outside Gotham city.....

DaveST

17 posts

68 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Reminds me of a stag beetle

wildman0609

876 posts

85 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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B10 said:
Where is this car actually made and designed? Is it a UK made car from someone like Lola wearing a badge of convenience or is it designed and maunfactured by Audi in Germany. A quick google reveals little.
Audi sport design and manufacture the car, Joest run the car on behalf of audi sport.

you're thinking of aston using a lola chassis for 'their' lmp1

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The Angry Gopher

330 posts

92 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Thanks Pistonheads!

lick

Hackney

4,715 posts

117 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Looks like a cross between the batmobile and a cylon fighter



ETA Which is a good thing

soad

27,007 posts

85 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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So mean and menacing!!!

Flat2theMat

26 posts

142 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Would this thing lap any faster than an F1 car?

A fantastic looking machine - 10 x more striking than the "new" F1 cars launched recently (they all look the same to me).

Le Mans and sports car racing is proper motorsport in my opinion - F1 a bit of a circus for me

Gun

13,339 posts

127 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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When I see this car from the front it always reminds me of Daffy Duck.

RTH

1,045 posts

121 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Now that is a great looking racing car.

130R

5,417 posts

115 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Flat2theMat said:
Would this thing lap any faster than an F1 car?
No it will be more than 10 seconds a lap slower at somewhere like Silverstone.

Yeloperil

147 posts

116 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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No doubt another all conquering winner straight out of the box. I suspect Peugeot et al will be in for a very hard time this season.

wackojacko

8,560 posts

99 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Just over 4 months until I'm standing on
the verge at Tetre Rouge whilst easily 3 times over the drink drive limit woohoo

Awesome Pic Interesting Audi are now Running enclosed cockpits ...... I did hear something about a possible regulation against open cockpit LMP1's ......anyone confirm that ?

Chris71

21,040 posts

151 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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B10 said:
Where is this car actually made and designed? Is it a UK made car from someone like Lola wearing a badge of convenience or is it designed and maunfactured by Audi in Germany. A quick google reveals little.
Nope, it is actually made by Audi Sport. Audi, Peuegot/Citroen and Porsche are the only companies I can think of off the top of my head with a genuine in-house motorsport division still.

drewbagz

141 posts

73 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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I wonder what you would have to do to make one of these road legal. Other than rob all a countries gold reserve (not Britain's obviously because Brown sold it all in the recession silly tt!)

PaulMoor

2,896 posts

72 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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drewbagz said:
I wonder what you would have to do to make one of these road legal.
I did hear about someone having a Lotus LM car on the road. I believe it was registerd in some small pacific island where the owner had "friends".

Pixel Pusher

9,660 posts

68 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Chris71 said:
B10 said:
Where is this car actually made and designed? Is it a UK made car from someone like Lola wearing a badge of convenience or is it designed and maunfactured by Audi in Germany. A quick google reveals little.
Nope, it is actually made by Audi Sport. Audi, Peuegot/Citroen and Porsche are the only companies I can think of off the top of my head with a genuine in-house motorsport division still.
Ferrari?


hornetrider

59,346 posts

114 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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Bill

34,966 posts

164 months

Friday 4th February 2011
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who clicked on this thinking "Audi R18, eh?" And then had to have a little sit down biggrin

ETA it reminds me of Predator.eek