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Thread: Hybrid vs. Hybrid! The 24 Hours of Le Mans is here!

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    Hybrid vs. Hybrid! The 24 Hours of Le Mans is here!

    Got my pot of coffee and ready to go!!!

    May the best car win.

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    Any streaming websites to reccomend? I'm watching here, but it's not very good quality and the ads keep coming up...

    http://www.oleoletv.com/watch/live/s...f-le-mans.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by The RS6 View Post
    Any streaming websites to reccomend? I'm watching here, but it's not very good quality and the ads keep coming up...

    http://www.oleoletv.com/watch/live/s...f-le-mans.html
    My recommendation is either Audi TV or speedtv.com (on board with the Corvettes).
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    The Audi Hybrids are getting over 6.5mpgs! That is better economy than my RS 6 got on track event days!!!

    58 liters, 12 laps, 8.469 miles per lap. Unbelievable.
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    And Audi took the crown, big time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruergard View Post
    And Audi took the crown, big time...
    They most certainly did! Toyota had a car that had good pace, but could not hold up to Le Mans. Not to mention the Ferrari that took out the first of the two. Brutal crash.

    I also felt for McNish. His one error cost his team the win. As the commentators mentioned, they make thousands of those passes over the course of the race and it only takes one pass to go wrong to put your car in the garage. I would have loved to have seen Capello get his last win but a 2nd place podium finish surounded by team mates may be the send off he'll live with. Such a hard fought race.

    Huge congrats to the young team for the back to back wins. They join an elite group and have years left ahead of them.
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    Curious as to if anyone else had some thoughts on the Toyotas' performance overall?

    Also, I am hoping this will lead to Audi being a Pioneer of diesel hybrids in the States. They are already late to the field in Europe as both Volvo and Mercedes (not to mention Peugeot) will beat them to the market.
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    Well, this year it was kind of hard for me to keep up with the race due to college stuff. What I saw and read regarding TOYOTA speaks very well of them except from the fact you could see the inexperience on endurance racing coming from their drivers, the way the Deltawing was taken out is a clear example.

    Audi did it again, First Hybrid to win in LeMans...as for how will they do in the market(Hybrid Tech wise), I strongly believe that when they apply all the knowledge learned from this it will surely be something that will not let down consumers, personelly I believe this tech is best matched with diesel, Audi knows this and will not let us down fellas.

    Saludos!

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    You are probably right, but here in Croatia you can already buy some French cars with hybrid diesel technology...

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