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After the third consecutive victory at the 24-Hour Race at Le Mans with the diesel-powered sports car, Audi clinched an early win of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as the European Le Mans Series (LMS). The 2008 motorsport season thus became a total triumph for the Audi R10 TDI®.
In 2008, Audi yet again demonstrated its courage to innovate and pioneering spirit with the vision to build a diesel sports car capable of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What many regarded as utopia became reality in June 2006: Audi was the first manufacturer to triumph at Le Mans with a diesel engine.
The R10 TDI® succeeds the Audi R8, which dominated the sports car scene between 2000 and 2005. The relationship to its successful predecessor is immediately recognizable. The R10 TDI® was nevertheless a complete new design at the end of 2005 including numerous innovative details and design principles, which have since been frequently copied. Furthermore, the sports prototype was specifically developed for the use of a diesel engine.