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RE: audi official le mans statement
Designed for the Mulsanne?
What Mulsanne? That went out the window years (a few anyway) ago.
Anybody know what happened to VW's Le Mans racer?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eaton Dave [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 1998 3:48 PM
> To: 'Joe Rae'
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: audi official le mans statement
> a few points:
> 1) the audi is a "sports car" this requires rwd and open top. awd is
> banned, and closed top is for the gt1/gt2 classes.
> 2) it is clearly still in development, although it contains some
> - air intake looks like one of the side ducts. obviously drag has been
> minimised with the decision to do away with overhead air intake.
> - rear body looks quite interesting. not exactly longtail m-b or mclaren,
> but it probably wouldn't need to be with the more efficient body. clearly
> body optimised for the muslanne...
> - front bodywork is extremely interesting. the cooling solution and
> surrounds look quite unique, while the wheel surrounds and side have a
> certain 'southgate' influence.
> no idea of the engine config, or the tyres.
> certainly if audi can design and build and beat the williams/bmw which has
> an extra year of development (after it's debut debacle at le mans this
> year), that would bea real coup. wouldn't bet on it though.
> '95 rs2
> '90 ur-q
> On Wednesday, October 21, 1998 6:52 PM, Joe Rae [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Dave thanks for the info..... So does anyone know if the R8 is going to
> > quattro?
> > The pictures look good, though I think that it needs a enclosed cockpit.
> > Though that may just be me. I showed the pictures to my dad and now he
> > all excited about going to Le Mans this year.
> > Hmmm I'm there as long as he pays for my hotel room!!! ;]
> > Later
> > Joe
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Eaton Dave <email@example.com>
> > To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
> > Date: Tuesday, October 20, 1998 10:07 PM
> > Subject: audi official le mans statement
> > official press release for the audi le mans effort. follow the link
> > and you'll get a couple of nice big jpegs. confirmation also that joest
> > ditched porsche to run the team (never the best of mates after beating
> > factory porsche boys more than once)....
> > dave
> > '95 rs2
> > '90 ur-q