Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

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    Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    Inside Corvette, Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship
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    Itís not often that you see factory drivers at the wheel of another manufacturerís car, but a casual relationship between Corvette Racing and Audi has resulted in the two endurance racing giants loaning out its drivers to each other.

    Earlier this year, Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler swapped their red-and-white suits for white-black-and-yellow uniforms, as the two Audi factory aces took part in both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Twelve Hours of Sebring as third drivers in the Corvette C7.Rs.

    Corvette Racing, meanwhile, returned the favor in lending Antonio Garcia to the Audi-supported WRT squad for last monthís Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season-opener at Monza, which is one of three races on the docket for the GM-employed Spaniard.

    Additionally, Garciaís IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship co-driver, Jan Magnussen, will also join the WRT squad for next monthís Blancpain GT round at Paul Ricard.

    According to Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan, who has a long-standing relationship with Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, itís the passion for success that has driven them both together.
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    Re: Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    AWD company testing RWD Monster, RWD company testing AWD, Diesel-Electric beast

    What could go wrong

    As an aside what if a new rwd -- awd vice versa system is being developed for both automakers and intended for high performance??

    The R8 getting a MRC V10 RWD track model and Corvette getting a AWD, Hybrid Electric Super Car with a nice interior??

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    Re: Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by Zydzik View Post
    AWD company testing RWD Monster, RWD company testing AWD, Diesel-Electric beast

    What could go wrong

    As an aside what if a new rwd -- awd vice versa system is being developed for both automakers and intended for high performance??

    The R8 getting a MRC V10 RWD track model and Corvette getting a AWD, Hybrid Electric Super Car with a nice interior??
    I don't think this has anything to do with the development of the race cars, much less production cars.

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    Re: Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    This would be interesting if Corvette continues to branch out to other classes.

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    Re: Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by Zydzik View Post
    AWD company testing RWD Monster, RWD company testing AWD, Diesel-Electric beast

    What could go wrong

    As an aside what if a new rwd -- awd vice versa system is being developed for both automakers and intended for high performance??

    The R8 getting a MRC V10 RWD track model and Corvette getting a AWD, Hybrid Electric Super Car with a nice interior??
    I think R8 already got one last gen, not outside of the realm of feasibility. Not for Corvette, either.

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    Re: Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    This could be a potential feeder to the mid engined C8 rumors.

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    Re: Inside Corvette and Audiís Driver Sharing Relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBryant View Post
    This could be a potential feeder to the mid engined C8 rumors.
    A Bingo was his name oh

    Audi & GM are very good motorsports divisions who use there respective engineering prowess on the track and at the dealership
    This could be a match made in heaven

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