Marqued Man Op/Ed: One Last Christmas Wish, A 5-Cylinder LMDh for Le Mans

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56590"] With the incredible news that Audi is headed back to Le Mans, it’s gotten us to thinking about what the next Audi racing prototype might look like. Porsche’s excellent LMDh drawings released with their own news of a prototype return inspired us to think about Audi’s sportscar racing return a little more specifically, and while this modified version of Porsche’s drawing helped us render our own Audi look, the idea of a turbocharge...

Audi Sport, Porsche Motorsport, LMDh Prototype Racing and Le Mans’ 100th Birthday Party

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56581"] Audi Sport shared an incredible gift with brand enthusiasts this holiday season with the announcement there’d be a return to Le Mans via the new LMDh prototype racing category. Then, Porsche confirmed their own LMDh shortly thereafter. Both plan a return to the segment by the 2023 racing season when the LMDh formula is set to begin… and also the 100th anniversary of the very first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for those doing the...

Weathered 2005 Le Mans Winning Audi R8 1:8 Scale by Amalgam

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56133"] source: Amalgam Collection Editor's note: With the excitement that Audi is likely headed back to Le Mans by 2023, it was timely that this Audi R8 popped up on my Facebook wall. Amalgam Collection is known for their highly-detailed limited edition models and you can't get more limited than this: only 15 of these almost 2 feet long models will be built. The price? $8,794. It's on preorder now and as soon as your model is completed, they wi...

The First of Many: Audi Celebrates 20 Years Since Its Victory at Le Mans

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48535"] source: Audi Australia, photos:Audi Sport Two decades ago this month, Audi celebrated the first of what would become the most dominant performance in endurance racing in the modern era. It was the start of one of the most extraordinary chapters in motorsport. A story of dominance that  has rarely been seen and will perhaps never be seen again. In only its second attempt at the race acknowledged as the most gruelling endurance race on...

Rumor: Audi Set for 2022(ish) Return to Le Mans Says Local Le Maine Libre Newspaper

The local Le Mans newspaper Le Maine Libre is reporting that Audi is preparing for a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 2022 with a hydrogen-powered prototype aimed at planned 'zero emission' regulations the ACO plans for 2024. According to the newspaper, Audi Sport has been working on a secret program to that end. If true, this could see Audi return against other expected programs from companies such as BMW. The newspaper reports that Audi has already been working on the design of thi...

The End of an Era: Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich Retires

source: Audi Sport The end of an era: After more than 24 years under the banner of the four rings, Audi’s longstanding head of motorsport, Wolfgang Ullrich, goes into retirement. After having previously turned over his responsibilities to his successor, Dieter Gass, at the beginning of the 2017 season, the 67-year-old was now officially retired. A large farewell party in Neuburg an der Donau on Thursday night was attended by more than 300 former colleagues and associates – including m...