Diesel-Powered Car Wins Sebring

By Deane Barker on March 19, 2006

Audi Makes Racing History as Diesel-Powered R10 TDI Wins Debut at 12 Hours of Sebring!: Diesels: they’re not just for your Dad’s Oldsmobile anymore.

Audi Sport North America made history Saturday as the diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The new prototype is the first diesel car in the world to win a major sports car race.

Here’s some more information on the car from Audi’s site, and, of course, scads more infomation at Wikipedia. V-12, 650 h.p., 800+ lb.-ft. of torque, etc.

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