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The Audi R10 is a racing car prepared for sports car racing in the LMP1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other similar endurance races. The car was unveiled Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 12:00 CET, and went on to win both its maiden race at the 2006 12 Hours of Sebring and the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first diesel to win either of those events. This is the most ambitious and the most expensive project ever undertaken by Audi Motorsport, the Audi R10 project costs Audi $15 Million a year.

ENGINE
The main novelty of the R10 is its engine: a TDI turbodiesel engine, running on Shell V-Power Diesel. It is a 5.5 L (335.6 ci) all-aluminium bi-turbo 90° V12, with common rail direct injection of more than 1600 bar (23,206 psi). Its output should be 485 kW (650 hp) (regulated) and 1100 N·m (811 ft·lbf) of torque, and its usable power band is between 3000 and 5000 rpm.
"The World's Most Powerful Diesel"

With over 650 hp and 1100 Newton metres torque, the V12 TDI propelling the Audi R10 is actually the world’s most powerful engine, which also makes extreme demands of the R10 drive train. The power and torque is available to the driver practically from idling speed, a speciality of diesel technology, to which the Audi drivers must now become accustomed. With a usable power band of between 3000 and 5000 revs per minute, the drivers do not have to change gear so often. The very low noise level and the smooth running characteristics are unique for a racing engine. One of the diesel engine’s biggest advantages is the low consumption, particularly on part-throttle and overrun, a disadvantage is the fact that 90 litres of diesel is almost five kilograms heavier than 90 litres of petrol.

TECHNICAL SPECS

Vehicle Type Le Mans Prototype ("LM" P1)
Monocoque Carbon-fibre composite construction with aluminium honeycomb core. Complies with the strict FIA crash and safety standards

Engine 90° V12 turbo-charged engine, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, 2 Garrett turbo chargers, 2 x 39.9 mm engine-air intake restrictors (defined by regulations) and maximum turbo pressure of 2.94 bar absolute, diesel direct injection TDI, stressed aluminium crankshaft case, 2 Dow Automotive Diesel particle filters

Engine Management System Bosch MS14
Lubrication System Dry sump, Shell oil
Cubic Capacity 5500cc
Power 650 BHP+
Torque 1100 Nm+

Drive/Transmission System

Drive Rear wheel drive
Clutch Ceramic clutch
Gearbox Pneumatically-actuated sequential 5-speed race gearbox, partner X-trac
Differential Viscous-mechanical locking differential
Drive Shafts Constant velocity tripod plunge-joint driveshafts

Suspension/Steering/Brakes

Steering Electronically controlled power steering (rack and pinion)
Suspension Independent front and rear double-wishbone suspension, pushrod-system with torsion bar and adjustable dampers
Brakes Dual-circuit hydraulic braking system, mono-block light-alloy brake calipers, front and rear ventilated carbon fibre brake discs, driver adjustable infinitely variable brake-balance

Wheels O.Z. magnesium forged wheels, front: 13x 18 inch, rear: 14.5 x 18 inch
Tyres Michelin radial, front: 33/68-18, rear: 37/71-18

Weight/Dimensions

Length
4650 mm
Width 2000 mm
Height 1030 mm
Minimum weight 925 KG
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 Litres



350Z
Diesel = uncool.
Marien
QUOTE(350Z @ Jun 19 2007, 08:28 PM) *
Diesel = uncool.


Have you ever driven a modern diesel car? Saying diesel engines are truck engines is just bullshit nowadays...

I personally like a diesel more ( at the same bhp level) than a normal gasoline engine in a normal car (daily driver). Why? The amount of torque is significantly higher, and that's what you want in traffic, overtaking and constant stop-and-go driving.
Phix
QUOTE(350Z @ Jun 19 2007, 02:28 PM) *
Diesel = uncool.

Right, diesel is complete shit. That's why Audi has dominated Le Mans for the past few years now.

Get your head out your ass.
Tony Two Shoes
Dominating LeMans with a diesel = frozen.
Windshield
QUOTE(350Z @ Jun 19 2007, 03:28 PM) *
Diesel = uncool.

I know right theres nothing more uncool than reliability, efficiency, and torque.
clarkma5
The R8 was cooler. The R10 is definitely IMPRESSIVE, but I won't call it frozen by any means. Cool by default.
Mazdaspeed
"world's most powerful engine"?

...in terms of, racing motors?
350Z
QUOTE(Marien @ Jun 19 2007, 02:25 PM) *
Have you ever driven a modern diesel car? Saying diesel engines are truck engines is just bullshit nowadays...

I personally like a diesel more ( at the same bhp level) than a normal gasoline engine in a normal car (daily driver). Why? The amount of torque is significantly higher, and that's what you want in traffic, overtaking and constant stop-and-go driving.



QUOTE(Windshield @ Jun 19 2007, 04:07 PM) *
I know right theres nothing more uncool than reliability, efficiency, and torque.


I don't feel that any of those things make a car cool. But I don't vote on racecars anymore, so how ever insignificantly my one vote may have affected the poll will not be an issue.

QUOTE(Phix @ Jun 19 2007, 02:50 PM) *
Right, diesel is complete shit. That's why Audi has dominated Le Mans for the past few years now.

Get your head out your ass.

Wtf is the matter with you? I say a car is uncool, not shit, and you act like I've just killed your rabbit.
Tony Two Shoes
QUOTE(350Z @ Jun 20 2007, 05:23 AM) *
Wtf is the matter with you? I say a car is uncool, not shit, and you act like I've just killed your rabbit.

Oh no! Not the rabbit!

whitelockben
T O R Q U E to your self mate!

Diesels now are just astonishing!

Haha do oyu like the little joke theree wink.gif
bing5500
Frozen...this car really leaves an impression on you when seeing it live because of how freaking quiet it is. Usually wouldn't be good for a racecar but I just like how it silently dominated the competition.
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