Formula Hybrid Trains The Automotive Engineers Of The Future

Sponsored by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and SAE, Formula Hybrid is an annual competition that challenges engineering students to design and build an electric or hybrid race car and put it up against teams from 20 other schools.

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Secrets of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Racer Explained (15 Photos)

The Porsche 919 Hybrid race car is packing some seriously advanced, fundamentally new hybrid technology under its slick racing skin. We explain it all here, with a 15 image photo gallery!

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2014 Honda NSX GT Race Car Breaks Cover

Easily one of the most hyped and anticipated sports cars of the next few years, the Acura NSX has been making waves in the press lately thanks to a series of videos and teaser shots. But the NSX will be more than a weekend toy for the wealthy; Honda intends to campaign the NSX in the Japanese Super GT series, and this morning the Honda NSX GT race car made its debut.

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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.

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