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11/16/06
Ingolstadt
Sports
Audi V12 TDI is “Race Engine of the Year”

Le Mans 2006
The engine of the Audi R10 TDI
  • Award for Audi TDI Power
  • 650 hp diesel engine impresses expert panel
  • Ulrich Baretzky “Design Engineer of the Year”

Audi yet again proved “Vorsprung durch Technik” on the race track by taking the first victory for a diesel powered sportscar at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. The revolutionary diesel technology has now also triumphed in competition with Formula 1 and other motorsport categories: A panel of experts from the British specialist magazine “Race Engine Technology” voted the 650 hp V12 TDI engine from the Audi R10 TDI as “Race Engine of the Year 2006” and “Alternative Race Engine of the Year”.

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