Porsche claimed its 19th victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race last weekend, but will it continue in endurance racing or shift its focus to Formula E?
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At about 8.4 miles/13.6 km in length, the 24 Hours of Le Mans asks man and machine to navigate a long and twisty course at triple digit speeds, allowing the course to be completed in less than 4 minutes. It can be hard to fathom just how fast and hard these cars are racing, unless […]
Last week a pair of Porsche 919 Hybrids set a new qualifying lap record ahead of the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, leaving everyone to wonder if that performance would translate to the main event. Well it certainly did, with both Porsche 919 Hybrids holding off the pair of long-dominant Audi R18 e-tron race […]
Few motorsports stories are recalled as frequently or as fondly as the vengeful Ford GT40 racing program, which won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a dominating 1-2-3 finish over Ferrari and the rest of the field. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of that legendary victory, and to celebrate the Ford GT […]
For most of the past decade, Audi has absolutely dominated the Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, prompting Porsche to return to defend its crown. After last years loss, the Porsche 919 Hybrid has undergone some pretty big changes that are already setting records at the Circuit de […]
Vans have always been a popular custom conversion candidate, and the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 has already been turned into a mobile tailgating/BBQ extravaganza. The next step? Turning it into a 14,000 watt DJ station on wheels, complete with all the tools for a silent disco, light-up dance floor, and four interactive TV screens so you […]
Nissan has been on a quest to win Le Mans with a radically different race car the past few years, starting with Ben Bowlby’s DeltaWing concept. Then there was last year’s ZEOD RC, the predecessor to perhaps the most radical race car yet, the front-wheel drive GT-R LM NISMO. We’ve already heard why Nissan went […]
There are few people on the planet as enthusiastic or knowledgeable about automobiles as Jay Leno. The comedian and talk show host has spawned an entire industry around his incredible car collection, and major automakers go out of their way to bring their latest and greatest creations to his garage, including the Nissan GT-R LM […]
In skipping the first two races of the World Endurance Championship, Nissan is fully committing to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its GT-R LM Nismo hybrid race car. Spooling out some 1,250 horsepower to the front wheels, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo is the automaker’s all-in commitment to the world’s oldest endurance race. […]
In a little more than three months, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will return to the Circuit de la Sarthe as automakers compete for one of motorsport’s most coveted accomplishments. Porsche returned to Le Mans last year after a long absence, hoping to fend off Audi’s seemingly unstoppable R18 e-tron, and with some upgrades […]
With 13 wins under its belt, you might think that Audi was ready to give somebody else a shot at winning the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans. Well think again. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is back for another go at Le Mans this year, with more horsepower and better fuel economy than ever […]
Despite repeated setbacks to its hybrid racing program, Nissan has remained steadfastly focused on the Circuit de la Sarthe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The automaker is so obsessed with Le Mans, in fact, that the new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO race car will be skipping the first two races of the World […]
What does the future of motorsports look like? According to the people behind the ED Torq autonomous race car, windshields will be replaced by video screens, and drivers will be replaced by computers. So I have to ask…what’s the point of racing, without racers? The all-electric ED Torq race car is pure concept right now, […]
With a hybrid drivetrain putting 1,250 horsepower to the ground, the Nissan GT-R LM is a contender to look out for this year. Too bad it can’t race naked.
Last night during the Super Bowl, the 1,250 horsepower Nissan GT-R LM endurance race car made its world debut in a lengthy Nissan commercial.
The Porsche 919 LeMans prototype racer for 2015 is undergoing pre-season testing in Abu Dhabi. It will use the V-4 turbo engine and hybrid system from 2014.