Scheduled to sell in Europe at the beginning of next year, but without a Japanese or North American release date, the Nissan Juke NISMO will make its debut this weekend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue Reading...
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Finishing fourth and fifth in practice ahead of qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid race cars are set to mark the brand’s return to what might just be the word’s most famous race. Continue Reading...
At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’re already expecting a lot of exciting new prototype cars. One of the biggest surprises however, will be GreenGT’s H2 race car, which is the most powerful hydrogen-powered race car currently active. Continue Reading...
With its main rival at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans being none other than Audi, Toyota is taking a page from the German automaker’s playbook by documenting its preparation for the endurance classic. Continue Reading...
Another video of the head-turning Nissan Delta Wing emerged online, this time giving us a look at the car’s initial testing. Continue Reading...
Ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in two weeks time, Toyota debuted its duo of TS030 Hybrid race cars at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe for the first test day, finishing with solid times, but still short of the Audis that have dominated the sport for a decade. Continue Reading...
A glowing performance for the performance credentials of Nissan, the Japanese automaker’s engines will power one-quarter of all entries in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue Reading...
Despite setbacks, Toyota Racing has finally filled the seats of its TS030 hybrid race cars, which will debut next month at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue Reading...
A new advantage will be granted to Audi’s drivers next month in the 24 Hours of Le Mans: a rear-view mirror. It wasn’t possible to see behind the R18 race car until now, thanks to a tiny rear-mounted camera. Continue Reading...
A few weeks ago, a trailer for Audi‘s Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts documentary was unleashed onto the Internet packed with plenty of high-speed action at arguably the world’s most famous race. Now you can grab your favorite Apple device and download the film for free on iTunes. Continue Reading...
It’s been nearly a decade since Bentley captured the overall win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2003, and now the British automaker is in the preparation stages to possibly make a return to racing. Continue Reading...
Audi is jumping back into the documentary film making game with its Truth in 24 II documentary, the first of which was released three years ago. Continue Reading...
It’s been three years since Audi’s first Truth in 24 aired to document the team’s 2008 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A sequel is now in the works, which will be a film on Audi’s 2011 Le Mans victory. Packed with drama, the 2011 Le Mans victory was a fantastic choice to showcase the… Continue Reading...
Nissan has just announced its official partnership with the bizarre yet impressive DeltaWing project, with plans to take the fighter-jet styled race car to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Using a unique layout with the two forward wheels located next to each other in a center section, rather than at the… Continue Reading...
Nissan executive vice president of engineering Andy Palmer has announced no plans of fielding an LMP1 race car for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the foreseeable future. For now, Nissan will remain committed to its production-based LMP2 entries, jumping into battle starting next week at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Expect its main… Continue Reading...
If there’s an age old adage in motorsports, then it has got to be “racing improves the breed.” This idea is particularly close to Audi‘s heart, as the German automaker has participated in decades of racing and development for its Quattro all-wheel-drive technology. This year, Audi will field a pair of R18 e-tron Quattro cars which… Continue Reading...
Recently named the world’s best sporting event by National Geographic, this year the 24 Hours of Le Mans celebrates 80 years. The racing season may seem a long way off now, but to help set the mood the event’s organizing body, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has prepared a montage video of highlights throughout… Continue Reading...
National Geographic rated the 24 hours at Le Mans race the greatest sporting event in the world, beating the Olympics, Superbowl and the World Cup for the top spot. Who ever said driving wasn’t a “real sport”? The race at Le Mans started in May of 1923 and has been an annual event ever since…. Continue Reading...
Toyota racing announced today that the TS030 hybrid powered race car will compete in the World Endurance Championship races. Originally Toyota racing had planned on entering selected races on the World Endurance Championship circuit, but citing unexpected changes faced by the championship has now announced they will be a full-time entrant. This means that the… Continue Reading...
Audi is out to steal Toyota‘s thunder in the World Endurance Championship this year. The German automaker announced today that it will run two hybrid LMP1 cars for the first time in their team of four during the 24 hours of Le Mans. Details were scarce in the release, but we know that the cars… Continue Reading...
You might be familiar with the sound a Le Mans car makes while whipping around the track, but this year Toyota is going to change all that. For the first time in more than a decade, the Japanese giant is entering in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, set to start this June. Yesterday… Continue Reading...
Toyota spilled more details on Tuesday of its plan to run a hybrid at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Last week we reported that the Japanese automaker would be entering such a vehicle, but there were no details on the powertrain or the plan surrounding the car itself. That changed when… Continue Reading...
The dominating diesels will have a fuel economy foe at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, thanks to a new hybrid race car from Toyota. Set to compete in the top-tier LMP1 class later this year, the first photos of the hybrid electric drive prototype have hit the net, thanks to a tweet by… Continue Reading...
The publication Race Engine Technology has given Audi Motorsport the “Race Engine of the Year” award for their 3.7L V6 TDI powerplant. The engine, which was vital to Audi capturing its 10th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, produces more than 540-hp through the use of a single turbocharger. Compared to… Continue Reading...