• Audi has the first hybrid to win Le Mans - R8 E-tron Quattro takes the overall 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans victory

      Congratulations to Audi who became the first manufacturer to ever win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Hybrid. With the absence of Peugeot in the race the only real for challenge for Audi was Toyota and Toyota sure did challenge. Toyota's hybrid TS030 race car passed the R18 E-tron at one point to take the overall lead. Unfortunately both Toyota cars were involved in accidents (see video below) meaning Audi ended up cruising to victory. Toyota deserves respect for providing such worthy competition capable of taking the win however.

      This victory makes for Audi's 11th overall 24 Hours of Le Mans title. They are 5 behind Porsche for most victories all time.