The folks at Audi Motorsport released a photo featuring the tiniest bit of tease from Mister Le Mans himself, Tom Kristensen, lifting a bit of cover off a perhaps new car, or evolution of the current R18 LMP1.

As new rules come into effect for next year, with a premium on maximum energy efficiency, it's likely the prototype will be all-new under the skin, but remain relatively similar in outward appearance to its predecessor.

And with Porsche joining the fight in the top class with Toyota and 2013 World Endurance Champion Audi, the WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans look more promising than ever.

Stay tuned to see more of the their reveal as it becomes available, next Monday, Dec. 9.