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Audi R20: Latest intel about the diesel-hybrid, street-legal Le Mans racer

Audi R20

If you are an Audi fan, stop what you are doing now and read the latest intel about the Audi R20, Audi’s diesel-hybrid, street-legal Le Mans racer.

The plus side is that LMP cars look really cool, and Audi plans to equip the R20 with a full-length stabilizer fin like the one on the R18 Le Mans racer. More distinctly Audi features are said to include a downsized single-frame grille, stacked LED headlights, an adjustable tail spoiler (which may double as an air brake), and a relatively narrow canopy-style cockpit accessed through gull-wing doors. An important engineering element is the active aerodynamics system, which can distribute downforce between the front and rear axles for optimum stability in the critical 100-to-200-mph range. The proportions are those of a pure race car: long, wide, low, and very butch. This supercar will be a wild animal, a driving machine conceived by experts for real pros.
The interior of the R20 will be as extreme and purposeful as the exterior. Expect a dynamic mode selector, a multifunctional black-panel display instead of a conventional gauge cluster, active-contour seats with integrated four-point belts, a multisegment high-intensity windshield wiper, and a camera-based surround-view package.