Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Special Edition Production Details Confirmed

Infiniti has officially confirmed the production of its new FX Sebastian Vettel special edition sport-luxury crossover. 

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Nissan Is Committed To Racing LMP2

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.

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Audi Introduces R18 E-tron Quattro in Video

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 will compete in a series of endurance races including the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans. The added e-tron designation on the new R18 refers to an all-new hybrid system for Audi’s LMP1 racer. Featuring a V6 TDI diesel powerplant sending 510-hp to the rear wheels and an additional pair of electric motors to motivate the front, the R18 e-tron Quattro is, without a doubt, one of the most technologically advanced racing cars in the world.

Watch the video below to  experience Audi’s racing success through the ages as it introduces the new R18 e-tron Quattro.
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2013 Dodge Charger NASCAR Race Car Teased

Dodge‘s performance department, SRT, announced its 2013 Dodge Charger will be revealed during next week’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A little more than a week ago, the first images of the new race car leaked from Penske Racing.

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New Audi A5 DTM Revealed

Audi reveals the homologated Audi A5 DTM race car today as the automaker from Ingolstadt makes its final racing preparations before the season debut at the Hockenheimring.

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Toyota Hybrid Le Mans Race Car Pre-Season Testing, Behind the Scenes – Video

With the recent announcement by Audi that it will enter a hybrid diesel R18 race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this season, Toyota is not going to have an easy time trying to take the checkered flag.

That said, the Japanese automaker has been rigorously testing its entry, the TS030, a gasoline electric prototype designed to showcase Toyota’s leadership in hybrid technology.

In addition to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota has announced it will also compete with the car in the World Endurance Championship series.

For a behind the scenes look at testing of the TS030 watch the video below:

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Penske to Switch From Dodge to Ford in 2013 NASCAR Season

Involved in racing since 1972, Roger Penske has fielded many cars of different makes in his NASCAR efforts.

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2012 Daytona 500 Gets Second Lowest Ratings Since 1995

Despite the dramatic explosion, folks didn’t seem to care very much for this year’s Daytona 500.

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Mitsubishi Works On All-Electric I-MiEV Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Prototype

One special Mitsubishi i-MiEV city electric car gets pumped up with performance enhancers as the Japanese automaker prepares to enter an all-electric race car into the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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Audi R18 E-tron Quattro Heading to 24 Hours of Le Mans With Diesel Hybrid Power

When Toyota revealed its TS030 LMP hybrid, the Japanese automaker had its targets sighted onto the reigning diesel Audi R18. However, the R18 is proving to be a fast moving target. Earlier this month, Audi announced that it will field two innovative diesel-hybrid LMP1 cars for the first time in its team of four at the 2012 24 hours of Le Mans.

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Ayrton Senna Memorabilia Auction Shatters Initial Estimates

Weeks ago, we mentioned Ayrton Senna’s original 1991 Championship season racing suit and racing helmet were placed for auction at the Race Retro Sale of the Silverstone Auction held in the UK.

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Honda Civic BTCC Race Car Revealed

After recently announcing plans that it would once again return to challenge for the title in the British Touring Car Championship, Honda has now released the first photos of the car it intends to do so in.

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Ayrton Senna Helmet and Racing Suit Up For Auction

Thanks to Asif Kapadia’s successful documentary that revived Ayrton Senna awareness, and even mania, there’s a growing market for Senna related racing memorabilia. Up for auction at the Race Retro Sale of the Silverstone Auction in the UK are Ayrton Senna’s original 1991 Championship season Shoei full face helmet and racing suit.

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Electric Race Car Debuts New EV Technology

According to Paul Drayson, the leader of the Lola-Drayson consortium, “Don’t judge electric cars by what you are seeing on the street right now.” The team’s mission is to fine-tune a number of electric vehicle technologies and innovations with the intent to eventually trickle the technology to road vehicles.

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80th 24 Hours of Le Mans Promo Video is Nostalgic, Awesome

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 the decades. Enjoy it for now and look forward to the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16th and 17th. This year’s event promises to be an exciting and an important one as hybrid engine cars (from both Toyota and Audi) are set to compete for the first time.

Watch the video below:

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