Audi R15 TDI: Up close

Audi R15 TDI: Up close

Audi has gone all out to win Sebring and Le Mans in 2009, and has built the brand new R15 TDI to make sure it gets the job done. AUTOSPORT takes a closer look at the German marque's most radical prototype yet.

Peugeot beware: Audi has gone to town on its new Le Mans 24 Hours challenger.

The R15 TDI is new in every area, from the weird-looking aerodynamics at the front, through its V10 turbodiesel engine, to the gearbox at the rear. That has to be bad news for anyone looking to usurp the German manufacturer as the undisputed King of La Sarthe. If it could win Le Mans last year with the ageing, even outmoded R10, then what chance for its rivals against this car?

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