The Audi R10 TDI is an LMP1 race car that ushered in a new era in endurance competition with its 5.5 Liter V12 turbo diesel power plant, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the ALMS every year it was produced from 2006 thru 2008, until it was succeeded by the Audi R15 TDI. Due to favorable regulations governing restrictors on the alternatively fueled vehicles, Audi capitalized on the opportunity and Peugeot soon followed suit with the 908 HDi making for many memorable battles.
Audi competes with a diesel sportscar at Le Mans AUDI AG is once again one step ahead of the opposition: The inventor of ‘TDI’ will become the world’s first automobile manufacturer to fight for overall victory with a diesel engine in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. The all-new Audi R10 TDI is powered by a totally new 5.5-litre, twelve-cylinder bi-turbo TDI engine,
which is extremely quiet and economical.