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Thanks Steve, that was interesting.

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The flipping Mercedes from the 1999 Le Mans.


And the long version:

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I remember watching that on TV. These videos really cover it in very good detail.

Man how lucky can you be? Boggles my mind that Mercedes raced that car after having 2 flips in practice/qualifying. And talk about stupid organizers for letting them participate. Much good luck that day.
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Audi built a special long-tail R18 to take to Le Mans this year. Here's a bit of text from Jalopnik to go along with the video:
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This is Audi's new "long tail" R18 Le Mans racer taking a corner flat out at 212 miles an hour. It sounds like a faraway jet fighter and it looks like nothing you've seen.

Axis of Oversteer posted this part of Audi's testing before the 24 Hours of Le Mans this summer. To simulate the speeds of the endless Mulsanne Straight, Audi got Monza to open up their end-of-straight chicane. This meant the R18 could enter the infamous Curva Grande without even lifting, somewhere between 205 and 212 miles an hour.

No F1 car is allowed to be anywhere near as fast here.
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"This is a very exclusive on-board video of a preview lap of Lemans 1957 driven nd commented by Mike Hawthorn in a Jaguar.

John Michael 'Mike' Hawthorn, was the Lemans winner of 1956."

Prior to the race, with road cars and even bicycles on the track!

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Ha! Beat me to it!

Great video.....how'dja like that hands free mic?
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I've been wondering about Audi's "long tail" R18. Apparently it's not much longer than the regular car. Given the video above (post 26) this seems like as good a place as any for the comparison pics.

Standard R18:

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