- 2000: An Audi R8 (Biela, Kristensen, Pirro)
won the Le Mans 24-hour race at an average speed of 208.7km/h.
2000 R8 (@GFS 2001)
Bentley (i.e., Audi±)
'Speed 8's came 1st and 2nd,
interrupting Audi's 2000-2008 run of first places.
An Audi R10 5449cc turbo-diesel (Biela, Pirro, Werner)
won the Le Mans 24-hour race at an average speed of 215.409km/h.
First, Audi R10 TDi 5449cc diesel.
First, the #2 Audi R10 Tdi, 381 laps.
The turbo-diesel Peugeot 908 'Hdi-FAP's
pushed Audi's R15 down to 3rd place at Le Mans.
- 2010: The #8 Audi R15 Tdi of
Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Mike Rockenfeller set a
new race distance record for the Le Mans 24-hour race
of 397 laps, 225.228km/h, beating
Porsche's 1971 mark.
The #2 Audi R18 Tdi beat the #9 Peugeot 908 HDi at Le Mans.
Audi 'R18 e-tron quattro' turbo-diesel hybrids
came 1st and 2nd in the 24-hour race.
The cars used a flywheel to store energy reclaimed when braking.