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Audi Reveals 2016 LMP1-H Contender

Someone other than Audi has won the WEC Drivers & Constructors Championships the past 2 seasons. No big deal to most, but to Audi this constitutes a major slump. Sister brand Porsche won the titles last season and took overall honors at Le Mans. Not one to sit back, Audi is all in with a brand new contender for 2016. The 2016 R18 E-Tron Quattro retains Audi’s 4.0 Liter the single-turbo V6 concept. However Christopher Reinke, head of LMP at Audi Sport says its “basically a new engine”. Audi will also, make the jump to the 6 megajoule Sub Class, which they hope will put them on level footing with the 8 megajoule Porsche 919. Sit back and enjoy the official reveal for Audi’s 2016 E-Tron Quattro

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Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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