Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest lap ever recorded at Le Mans during qualifying for this year’s event, smashing the old record by more than 2 seconds.
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Australia’s Mark Webber has retired from motor racing after a long and successful career in Formula One and endurance racing. He was the consummate sportsman at all times and a credit to his country. He will be missed.
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 […]
The Nissan GT-R LMP NISMO race car is front engine and front wheel drive because that is the most efficient aerodynamic package says designer Ben Bowlby.
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 […]
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, […]
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 2015 Nissan GT-R Le Mans race car has been caught testing at COTA. It may have the engine in the front and a 1,000+ horsepower hybrid drivetrain.
As fast as Porsche 918 Spyder is, building it is every bit as slow as each hypercar is hand assembled by a team of dedicated laborers.
Part steering wheel, part remote control, part personal computer, the steering wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid looks more complicated than it is.
This week Don Panoz filed suit in Georgia state court to block Nissan from racing its ZEOD RC Le Mans car after taking out an accusatory advertisement in a Tennesse newspaper, reports Racer Online. The suit seeks monetary damages against both Nissan and Ben Bowlby, the lead designer for both the ZEOD RC and the DeltaWing […]
In 1989, a small German automaker named Audi introduced the first of an estimated 7.5 million TDI engines built since then. Debuting on the Audi 100, today’s TDI engines can be found not just in Audi’s production cars, but on the race track as well. In the quarter-century since the first TDI engine was built, […]
To celebrate its many successes at Le Mans, the 2015 Audi A7 has been fitted with a 326 horsepower 3.0 liter turbodiesel engine.
Toyota is exploring the possibility of bringing supercapacitor technology developed for their Le Mans race car to the Prius hybrid.