Motorsport | Audi ditches Le Mans for Formula E

After almost two whole decades of dominance, one of the biggest names in endurance racing has called time on participation.  Audi Sport officially announced yesterday that, at the end of 2016, the Audi brand will no longer compete in the World Endurance Championship. That means 18 years of Le Mans competition will also come to…

2015 Le Mans Gallery – Porsche takes historic 17th win with 1-2 finish

Ok, we’ll hold our hands up. We didn’t predict this in our Friday Photo Gallery. Nope, we overlooked the pace of the Porsches in qualifying and, instead, went for another Audi victory. We were wrong, even if we had predicted it a year ago. But congratulations to Porsche for surprising us with a rather impressive 1-2 win! In what…

Friday Photo – Le Mans 2015 Qualifying Gallery

If you remember back to last year, EngageSportMode got quite excited about Le Mans. Less so about the racing, as good as it was, and more so about the awesome imagery coming out of the manufacturers’ press offices. 2015 is proving to be no different, so we bring you some of the best shots from qualifying. Porsche…

Le Mans 2014 Gallery – Audi wins for 13th time with 1-2 podium

After qualifying, when Audi only managed the 5th quickest time behind Toyota and Porsche, we cautioned against writing off the German giant too soon. Turns out we were right not to. 24 hours is a long time, and Audi proved to have the most luck and reliability in what became a day-long war of attrition. The result…

2014 Le Mans Gallery – Toyota, Porsche and Audi Qualifying

Thursday’s qualifying sessions at Le Mans produced more incidents and red flags. However, when the cars were running, it also produced some stunning images. Here, in the second of our galleries, we’ve highlighted the battle between the top three LMP1-H teams; Audi, Porsche and Toyota to claim pole position.  Toyota Racing – TS040 HYBRID Whilst…

Audi welcomes Porsche back to Le Mans – Video

Earlier we shared a couple of images to celebrate Porsche competing in the top category of the Le Mans 24 Hours, for the first time in 16 years. Rival Volkswagen Group member Audi decided to make a little video to personally salute the return of the Zuffenhausen company to Le Mans: It’s not the first time we’ve…

Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition – Lasers Fitted as Standard!

We’ve mentioned Audi’s recent fascination with laser lights before, seeing them fitted to its R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans racer and also the Sport quattro concept. Finally, after all that teasing, you can now have the chance to use a car on the road with actual frickin’ laser beams for headlights. Based on the already rather special R8…

Friday Photo – Audi R18 e-tron quattro loose on the streets

EngageSportMode might be all about BTCC this week, but then it’s not everyday you see a prototype race car driving through the city streets. However, residents of Le Mans in France are probably more familiar with it than anyone else in the world.  To mark the launch of its latest LMP1 challenger, this week Audi Sport…

Audi Sport quattro laserlight Concept – Happy New Year!

Due to being out in the Scottish wilderness for New Year’s Eve, EngageSportMode would like to wish you all a belated Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014. To compensate for the lateness, here are some photos of the awesomely named Audi Sport quattro laserlight Concept car. We mentioned not long ago about the fact Audi Sport would…

Friday Photo from the Archive #13

Audi UK would like us all to know that tomorrow is the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. To celebrate this occasion, it took cars from its model range out in the dark to create some rather fancy looking pictures. Audi hasn’t just used December 21st as an excuse to make pretty pictures – it’s…