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 […]
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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 […]
The ultra-fast # 7 Toyota TS 040 racer crashed its way out of contention at LeMans 2014 when it collided with the # 3 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro in the wet.
LeMans 2014 is shaping up to be a serious surprise all around. The Audis seem less dominant. The Porsches seem fast but fragile. Who will win? Toyota?
Perennial 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Audi has put together a little “Welcome Back” video for Porsche’s return to the famous endurance race.
Audi’s 2014 LeMans contender is a powerful, all-wheel drive R18 e-Tron diesel-electric hybrid- but the awesome performance of the car requires lots of data.
The Toyota TS040 hybrid race car racked up its second win in as many races at last week’s FIA World Endurance Championship race.
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.
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).
As one of America’s oldest endurance races, the 12 Hours of Sebring is an important event on the calendar of many racing series. This weekend this great American race was all about ze Germans though, as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race cars dominated the competition, taking both 1st and 2nd place in this historic race.
We are on the cusp of a new era of automotive performance, with major automakers embracing a new mindset when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Rumors have been swirling that Audi wants to embrace hybrids with a new diesel-electric hypercar slotted above the Audi R8, and it seems to be all but confirmed for production…eventually.
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.
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 WEC.
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?