Toyota to Challenge Audi Once Again at 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Toyota to Challenge Audi Once Again at 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Last year, the debut of the Toyota TS030 Hybrid didn’t go as well as the Japanese automaker planned at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a major crash and disappointing finish the team did manage to close out the season strong proving that it could be a true rival to the endurance racing powerhouse… Continue Reading...

First Production Caterham SP/300.R Delivered to the U.S. – Videos

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Dyson Racing, reigning American Le Mans Series (ALMS) LMP1 champion team, will take possession of the first production Caterham SP/300.R over a year after it was revealed in partnership with Lola Racing. Final assembly of the SP/300.R will take place at Dyson Racing’s facility in New York, where they are also the official U.S. distributor… Continue Reading...

Audi Announces Hybrid LMP1 Car

Audi Announces Hybrid LMP1 Car
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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...

Toyota TS030 Hybrid Launch Footage [Video]

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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 TS030 Hybrid Powertrain Details Released

Toyota TS030 Hybrid Powertrain Details Released
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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...

2012 Audi LMP1 Race Car Begins Testing at Sebring Raceway

2012 Audi LMP1 Race Car Begins Testing at Sebring Raceway
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Even though Audi hasn’t announced any details on their 2012 race program, including its driver line-up for the year, that hasn’t stopped them from making a grand appearance testing a pair of 2012 LMP1 race cars at Sebring Raceway. Two of their LMP1 cars were spotted at the track in Florida along with the 2011… Continue Reading...

Toyota Le Mans Driver Lineup Includes Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima

Toyota Le Mans Driver Lineup Includes Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima
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Toyota has announced its three-man tea of pro racers, who will pilot the brand’s hybrid LMP1 car in the 2012 Le Mans and other races. The list includes former F1 driver and winner of the 2009 24 Hours of Le mans (under Peugeot) Alex Wurz, Team Oreca pilot and last year’s 12 Hours of Sebring… Continue Reading...

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program

Toyota Partners with ORECA for Hybrid Le Mans Race Program
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In the world of motorsports, it’s nearly impossible for a new team to come out of the box and be competitive. So what is a novice group that is looking for success to do? Simple, partner with one of the most successful teams in the sport. That is exactly what Toyota is doing by partnering… Continue Reading...

Jaguar Planning Return To Le Mans Prototype Racing

Jaguar Planning Return To Le Mans Prototype Racing
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Jaguar hasn’t won at Le Mans since 1990, or when the XJS was just starting to get long in the tooth. But parent company Tata is interested in a return to the prototype class, with an LMP1 car of its own. Hopefully Jaguar will replicate any of its seven past wins, the most recent with… Continue Reading...

Porsche LMP1 Entry Could be a Hybrid Admits Motorsports Boss

Porsche LMP1 Entry Could be a Hybrid Admits Motorsports Boss
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When Porsche returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in search of its 17th overall victory in 2014 the famed German sports car maker could rely on hybrid power to do so admits motorsports boss Hartmut Kristen. Commenting in a release issued by Porsche on its return to the top-tier of sports car racing… Continue Reading...

Porsche Announces Return to LMP1 Class at Le Mans in 2014 [Video]

Porsche Announces Return to LMP1 Class at Le Mans in 2014 [Video]
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Porsche has more overall wins than any other automaker at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the German automaker plans to add one more victory to its list in 2014. That’s the year Porsche has announced it will re-enter the series in the top-tier LMP1 class, with a new factory-backed prototype race car. “Motorsport… Continue Reading...

Audi’s Evolution 2 R18 Looking All Sorts of Badass on the Track

Audi’s Evolution 2 R18 Looking All Sorts of Badass on the Track
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With the anticipation growing for Audi‘s R18 LMP1 race car to hit the track competitively, Audi is probably wishing it’ll happen sooner themselves. After losing out at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Audi may be looking forward to getting the R18 out on the track in order to replace the current R15 race cars. Two… Continue Reading...

Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped

Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped
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Highcroft Racing has dominated the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series for the past 4 years, but the program didn’t seem to be doing much to promote the Acura brand. In light of that, the car will now be branded as a Honda Performance Development car, a move that signals both a positive… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Racing Unveils New Le Mans Prototype Racer

Aston Martin Racing Unveils New Le Mans Prototype Racer
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Meet the 2011 Aston Martin AMR-One race car: the new prototype race car designed for the Le Mans LMP1-spec class, with snazzy Gulf livery, a (very British) 007 racing number, and a 2.0-liter inline-six engine. Wait, the mighty race car has an engine half the size of a DB9? Well, yes, somehow. Le Mans regulations for… Continue Reading...

Audi R18 Le Mans Prototype Unveiled With Closed Cockpit Design

Audi R18 Le Mans Prototype Unveiled With Closed Cockpit Design
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After Peugeot’s Le Mans victory, many speculated that Audi would be working on a new Le Mans Prototype to regain their dominance in the race series. And here we have it, Audi’s new R18 Le Mans Prototype and gone is their traditional open-top design. Not since 1999 has Audi brought a closed coupe to Le… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin LMP1 Car Sketch Revealed

Aston Martin LMP1 Car Sketch Revealed
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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the sanctioning body behind the 24 Hours of LeMans race, announced a series of rule changes designed to make the gasoline powered LMP1 race cars more competitive with their diesel powered brethern. Currently, oil-burning offerings from Audi and Peugeot dominate the field, but in 2011, the auto makers will see… Continue Reading...
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