It remains unbeaten on the race track, and now it conquers the streets of Manhattan: Le Mans winner Marco Werner takes time out this coming Wednesday (11 October) between two American Le Mans Series races to drive the Audi R10 TDI along Park Avenue in the American metropolis New York. The revolutionary diesel race car is accompanied by a police escort, the new Audi R8 sportscar, which celebrates its US debut in New York, and a 1939 Auto Union Type D driven by Audi driver Emanuele Pirro.
The reason for this extraordinary Audi parade through Manhattan is the grand opening of the new Audi Forum New York City at the corner of Park Avenue and 47th Street by the Lord Mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg.
The Audi R10 TDI was in action over the final weekend in September during the “Petit Le Mans” at Road Atlanta (Georgia). Immediately after cruising through Manhattan on Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time, the powerful 650 hp diesel race car begins a 3,000 mile journey right across the USA to California, where it will compete in the American Le Mans Series finale on 21 October. Audi has won every individual title with the R10 TDI before the last race in the most important sportscar championship.