We dedicate the beginning of our series to Audi's commitment to prototypes. It was the prestige project of the company from Ingolstadt for almost two decades. The brand with the four rings not only used the fascination of Le Mans to advertise its road vehicles. Above all, it was about drumming up advertising for the in-house diesel technology.
In 2006, a diesel engine was found in the winning vehicle for the first time, for example. Audi Sport Team Joest won three times in a row with the Audi R10 TDI – most recently in 2008. Rinaldo Capello, Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen beat the competition from Peugeot in a neck-and-neck race. The victory was so emotional that both Ixo and Spark released the vehicle as a model in scale 1:43.
Audi R10 TDI #2 Winner 24h LeMans 2008 Capello, Kristensen, McNish 1:43 Ixo, RRP 34,95 €, item-no.: LM2008
Audi R10 TDI #2 Winner 24h LeMans 2008 Capello, Kristensen, McNish 1:43 Spark, RRP 39,95 €, item-no.: CK58950
Although Peugeot won the following year, it was never really on an equal footing with Audi overall. Constant further development and new models ensured success in Le Mans and the associated series such as the Le Mans Series in Europe or the American Le Mans Series over the years. The successor models Audi R15 TDI and Audi R18 TDI are also available in the shop.
Audi R15 TDI #9 Winner 24h LeMans 2010 Rockenfeller, Bernhard, Dumas 1:43 Ixo, RRP €39.95, item-no.: LM2010
Audi R18 TDI #2 Winner 24h LeMans 2011 Fässler, Lotterer, Treluyer 1:43 Ixo, RRP €34.95, item-no.: LM2011
Meanwhile, the legend Tom Kristensen recorded the last of his nine overall victories at the Sarthe with the Audi R18 e-tron. At the time, many called the Dane's success "Le Mans victory for eternity", which also brought another title with it: The triumph in France brought plenty of points, with which Kristensen also won the then still young World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). could.
Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2 Winner 24h LeMans 2013 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:43, RRP €34,95, item-no.: LM2013
Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 Winner 24h LeMans 2012 Audi Sport Team Joest 1:43, RRP €34,95, item-no.: LM2012
Audi R8 #5 Winner 24h LeMans 2004 Kristensen, Ara, Capello 1:43 Ixo, RRP €34,95, item-no.: LM2004
Audi R8 #5 Winner 24h LeMans 2004 Capello, Kristensen, Ara 1:43 Spark, RRP €39,95, item-no.: CK73470