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  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car

    Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety of the R18 TDI sports prototype, the weekend could have been very different. Less than an hour into the race, star driver Allan McNish suffered a huge accident early in the lap when he clipped a lapped vehicle. Both cars launched across the gravel trap and the Audi smashed into the armco barrier, the resulting explosion of carbon pieces narrowly missing several spectators and photographers, ending up on its roof. You can...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar
    Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Goes On Sale, Priced From $845,000

    It’s official. The Porsche 918 Spyder, a plug-in hybrid supercar that so far has only been shown in concept form, is available for order and has been priced at $845,000 (not including destination and taxes). Porsche is only planning to build 918 examples of its stunning supercar so interested...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 carbon fiber monocoque
    Carbon Fiber: The Next Step, Courtesy Of New Teijin Tech

    Carbon fiber is enjoying something of a birthday this year. With the release of the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C supercar, McLaren celebrates thirty years since they developed the first carbon fiber monocoque chassis, used in their 1981 Formula 1 racing car. They were then the first to develop a carbon...

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