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Audi And Forza At The 2013 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Video

 

Earlier this year, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro took the top spot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Soon, gamers will be able to race a virtual R18 at a virtual Circuit de la Sarthe in Forza Motorsport 5.

To cement that connection, Forza's creators at Turn 10 Studios produced a video chronicling both Audi's 2013 Le Mans win and the development of the game.

The video includes interviews with important players from both camps--including nine-team Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen--plus plenty of pretty footage of the R18 doing what it does best.

Audi's hybrid Le Mans Prototype looks just as good in the in-game footage from Forza as it does in real life.

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro features a TDI diesel engine and an electric motor, which powers the front axle to give the car all-wheel drive. In the 2013 version, the electric motor produces about 218 horsepower, while the diesel engine is restricted by regulations to 490 hp. The car also features Audi's matrix-beam LED headlights.

The 2013 race was the second straight overall Le Mans victory for the R18 e-tron quattro.

After a fierce battle with rivals hybrids from Toyota, the number #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 finished the race in first place, giving the German car maker its 12th overall Le Mans victory. The number #3 car took third place, while the #1 car was just off the podium in fourth place.

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