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Warm-Up Lap: Audi Wins WEC Season Opener At Silverstone

The marathon runners of the racing world converged on the legendary Silverstone Circuit this weekend for the season opener of the 2015 World Endurance Championship Series. Revamped versions of WEC mainstays like the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and Toyota TS040 Hybrid clashed with newer entrants like the Porsche 919 Hybrid for an exciting start to […]

April 13th

Porsche 919 Hybrid Updated For 2015

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 […]

March 27th

LeMans 2014: Race Results – FINAL

For an incredible 13th time, Audi has won the world’s most prestigious endurance race. It was a hard-fought win, for sure, with little of the total dominance that we’ve come to expect from Audi, who seemed to have inherited the race when the blistering fast no. 7 Toyota of Alex Wurz and Kaz Nakajima fell […]

June 15th

Porsche 919 Hybrid Makes Big Debut

2014 marks the return of Porsche to the World Endurance Championship after the sports car maker left the series in 1998, having racked up more wins than any other manufacturer. In Porsche’s absence, Audi has come to dominate the 24 Hours of Le mans, though the new Porsche 919 Hybrid with a turbo four-pot under […]

December 17th

Next Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Teased

We’re still about six months away from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but perennial endurance racing champion Audi isn’t giving its foes any breathing room. The next-generation Audi R18 E-Tron is already being tested for the upcoming racing season, and the German Automaker wants everyone to know it. Audi has won 12 of the […]

December 9th

Video of R18 e-tron Testing At Monza

At the 24 Hours of LeMans races, there are various different types of prototype vehicles, including diesel and hybrid-electric ones. The Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is shown here during testing at the Monza race track, reaching speeds of up to 210 mph! It exhibits a highly unique sound resembling that of a jet engine and uses a KERS hybrid system to beat out the competition. It is also loud (for those which enjoy that).

May 8th

24 Hours of Le Mans Underway, Hybrids Kicking Ass Already

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.