For the 2015 racing season, team Porsche made substantial changes to the 919 Hybrid in a bid to keep the seemingly-unbeatable Audi R18 e-tron at bay. This includes upping the KERS hybrid system to 8 megajoules, double the hybrid power of the reigning Audi race cars. That extra power was put on display at the […]
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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 […]
The revamped Porsche 919 Hybrid rolled out of hibernation this week, and not far behind is Toyota’s own Le Mans competitor, the TS040 Hybrid. Like the Porsche 919 Hybrid and Audi R18 e-tron quattro, the Toyota TS040 Hybrid received a makeover to 80% of its components as the Japanese automaker tries to repeat its 2014 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Audi has gone on to dominate endurance racing with its diesel-powered hybrid racers ever since, and the cars continue to get more and more efficient.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is around the corner, and the new Audi R18 E-tron Quattro race car into the scity with a new look and a bigger engine.
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 […]
Even though the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is many moons away, Audi teased the new R18 E-Tron Quattro, firing off the first shots of the 2014 endurance racing season. Porsche responded in kind by announcing their LMP1 competitor would use four cylinders and two hybrid systems. Not to be outdone, Audi announced it […]
Audi has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans by winning 12 of the last 14 races, a record second only to Porsche. But while Audi is sticking with the same tried-and-true turbodiesel V6 hybrid setup, Porsche is trying something different. Today Porsche revealed that its LMP1 endurance race car would use a pair of […]
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 […]
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).
What happened to cars with cool names? These days most new cars either use an old name resurrected from the grave, or a series of pointless letters and numbers. Audi is one of the great offenders of this alpha-numeric naming system, though rumor has it their upcoming diesel-electric supercar has a much cooler codename; “Scorpion.”
Few vehicles can match the efficiency and power of a combination diesel-electric hybrid. Audi has proved as much with a multitude of wins at the always-epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now one of the chief executives wants to unite the Audi motorsports and passenger car efforts with a diesel-electric supercar based heavily on the Le Mans champion.
For the first time ever, the 24 Hours of Le Mans was won by a hybrid race car, with Audi taking home its 11th Le Mans win and continuing its utter domination of endurance racing. Despite severely curtailing when and where the hybrids could use their extra power, it was clear from the onset that […]
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.