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Video: Revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing Returns To Track For Season Finale

September 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Of all the exciting alternative fuel vehicles I cover for Gas2, none are as awesome as the Nissan DeltaWing. As a race car with half the weight, half the power, and half the fuel consumption with equivalent levels of performance, the DeltaWing is nothing short of a race car revolution. Now comes news that the DeltaWing will return for the last race of the World Endurance Championship Petit Le Mans contest

Toyota TS030 Hybrid Takes First Checkered Flag

September 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

With Toyota’s return to the World Endurance Championship with a hybrid race car, the international racing community had a new and very strong competitor to watch out for. After an unsuccessful 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, the Toyota TS030 Hybrid race car has taken its first victory at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the fifth round of the

Toyota’s Hybrid Race Car To Make UK Debut

August 22nd, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Whoever says hybrids are still slow, obviously isn’t much of a racing fan. This weekend though, real racing fans will get a chance to see a technological marvel take to the UK’s Silverstone race track. There, one of Toyota’s TS030 HYBRID race car will take to the track for the first time since their Le Mans debut. Will Toyota’s sophomore effort go better than its debut

Audi R18 E-Tron Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

June 17th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

after 24 hours of big crashes and some brutal racing, the winner was indeed an Audi hybrid, with the car piloted by the team of Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler, and Treluyer Benoit taking the checkered flag. Indeed, the German brand swept the podium, with the second R18 e-tron hybrid taking second place and an Audi R18 Ultra coming in third. But what of the other hybrid/experimental racers

24 Hours of Le Mans Underway, Hybrids Kicking Ass Already

June 16th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

After weeks of waiting, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is finally here. And it is an extra-special race this year what with hybrid race cars from both Audi and Toyota taking to the field, as well as the experimental Nissan DeltaWing. So far, the hybrid cars are putting on an impressive showing, with the No. 18 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro taking the 1st place pole position during qualifying, following by a non-hybrid Audi R18, and then one of the two Toyota TS030 hybrids. That means of the top three qualifying cars, two were hybrids

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