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June 06, 2008
Although they are manufactured from different raw materials, the two alternative fuels BTL and GTL are practically sulphur free and odorless. They combine quality and efficient combustion with reduced exhaust emissions.
R10 Modell Car
"Audi voiced its support early for the use of next generation Biofuels at Le Mans," explains Michael Dick, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG with responsibility for Technical Development. "It underlines our philosophy that we view Le Mans as a tough test field for new technologies which will be available at a later date in production cars for our customers. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) provides the opportunity to use alternative drive concepts and fuels, which we exploit to the full."
The V12 TDI known for its efficiency and fitted to the Audi R10 TDI has already been tested successfully with the new fuel on the dynamometer and during tests. The first public appearance took place on Sunday, June 1, at the official test day at Le Mans. It traditionally provides teams with the only opportunity to test on the 13.629-kilometre circuit of Le Mans before the race.
To obtain images of the R10 TDI race car, please visit media.audiusa.com, click on "photos" tab, then "motorsports" on left navigation.
To obtain images of the Audi Q7, please visit media.audiusa.com, click on "photos" tab, then "current models" on left navigation.
(June 2, 2008)