When the folks at Porsche announced they were making a return to the LeMans series, they probably weren’t expecting this reaction from Audi.[youtube id=”_3u_14CXSDg” width=”800″ height=”450″]
After having a long history in the LeMans series, Porsche has been on hiatus for the better part of 16 years. Returning for this year’s race, Porsche faces strong competition from Audi, the winner of 12 of the past 15 races. Toyota also poses a serious threat to both of the German heavyweights, having returned to LeMans after leaving Formula 1.
Audi decided to welcome Porsche back the proper way. They drove their Audi R18 e-tron Quattro racecar from their design and testing facility to the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, in order to give their historic rival a proper welcome. The racecar passed a few surprised spectators along the way.