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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Audi R10: To run on biodiesel in LeMans 2007

Audi R10
Great news from Ingolstadt and once again proving their Vorsprung mentality: the Audi R10 will run on biodiesel during the 24h of LeMans. Fantastic!
Audi's motorsports techies, titans of the oil-burning racecar scene, say they want to run the R10 racer on biofuel at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's part of a companywide move, says Audi Sport's head of engine technology Ulrich "Torquenstein" Baretzky, to develop biofuel combustion technology for VW/Audi. But they won't be using leftover horse lard from the local bistros; they're planning to use Biomass to Liquid (BTL) fuel, or a synthetic derivative of plant-based oil, the producers of which are owned by team sponsor Shell.

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Source: Jalopnik


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