19 March 2006

Audi R10 TDi delivers glowing plug for diesel power

This weekend Audi scored a historic victory for diesel power at the 12 hours of Sebring race in Florida. The diesel powered R10 drove 349 laps around the 3.7-mile World War II airport course in 12 hours, 12 seconds in the American Le Mans Series opener. With gas prices continuing to increase this could be the first step towards selling diesel and eventually renewable Bio-Diesel technology to the American public.

Hopefully this will encourage auto manufactures, especially Audi, to import more vehicles with diesel power plants. Who wouldn't want to drive a plush A8 800 miles on one tank of diesel?

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