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After Le Mans exit, Audi adds World Rallycross to Formula E and DTM efforts

Mattias Ekström's EKS team gets factory support for its Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro race car. Continue reading After Le Mans exit, Audi adds World Rallycross to Formula E and DTM efforts After Le Mans exit, Audi adds World Rallycross to Formula E and DTM efforts originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

Jaguar J-Type

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

When it comes to using four wheels to get around a track as fast as possible, the blueprint is pretty well established at this point. All you have to do is look to the top echelon of racing to figure it out. Formula 1, Le Mans prototypes, winning GT cars – all of ‘em mount the powerplant towards the middle of the chassis. Show More Summary

This Weird Also-Ran Le Mans Prototype Class Desperately Needs Someone To Care

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ginetta, a British marque so semi-obscure that you may have forgotten that people still race Ginettas all the time, announced its plan to become another team in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 privateer class starting in 2018. That’s good, because there’s only one entry in LMP1 privateer this year. Sad! Read more...

DMoL Moto Guzzi Airtail

Death Machines of London bursts onto the scene with one hell of a debut. This overhauled 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk. II has warning lights and a main switch from a Merlin Spitfire, custom front fairing and tank, and a delugged frame that houses all the electronics.

How Group C Died

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Group C was one of the greatest eras in racing history, producing the fastest cars to ever run the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. The story of how it died was, sadly, one that it should have seen coming. Read more...

Nissan P35: The Bitter History Of A V12 Race Car That Wasn't

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nissan’s legacy in international sports car racing starts with the 1,000 horsepower R90CK that didn’t quite win Le Mans in 1990 and ends with the R390 GT1 that didn’t quite win Le Mans in 1998. But there was an intermediate car that, sadly, didn’t even make it to Le Mans. Read more...

Just Sit Back And Enjoy Ten Straight Minutes Of Group C Le Mans Racing

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The 1989 24 Hours of Le Mans was a landmark race, if for nothing else that it was the last year that the monstrous Mulsanne straight was unencumbered. After 1989, two chicanes were installed, slowing it down. But for this last glorious year, cars screamed at almost 250 miles an hour at Le Mans. Read more...

Toyota GT-One: The Spirit Of Endurance Racing In One Badass Photo

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Toyota GT-One never won Le Mans. It will not go down as a champion. It will, however, sit as a reminder of the glory and filth of endurance racing. Read more...

Lancia LC2: The Not-Ferrari Le Mans Car Too Fast To Win

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Students of history will remember how Porsche came to dominate the legendary Group C era: the Porsche 956/962 was totally reliable and Porsche built a gazillion of them, outlasting all of its faster, more fragile rivals for nearly a decade. The first such car was the turbo Ferrari-powered Lancia LC2, a car too fast to win. Read more...

The Racing Stories That Mattered Most In 2016

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I won’t miss 2016. It was a year that not even the Ford GT winning its class at Le Mans for America could save. But there were some unforgettable moments on and off track, including a surprise post-championship retirement, at least one very expensive mother-in-law kidnapping, and the world getting introduced to the shoey. Read more...

This Is The 2017 Audi R18 Le Mans Prototype That Dieselgate Killed

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A banquet honoring Audi’s incredible 18-year-long run in top-level endurance prototype racing showed off the stillborn 2017 Audi R18 today, reports Sportscar365. This little model is our first look at the car whose development was paused when Audi withdrew from the World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2016 season. Thanks a lot, Dieselgate. Read more...

The First Ford GT Road Car Is Here And It's As Gorgeous As You'd Expect

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The first road-going 2017 Ford GT is finally here, and it’s just as wonderful as you’d expect. Its racing counterpart won the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans this year 50 years after the original Ford GT40's first win. Now production has fired up to deliver Le Mans-grade domination to lucky garages around the world. Read more...

Porsche says goodbye to Audi's Le Mans team in this classy video

It's like 2014 all over again. Sort of. Continue reading Porsche says goodbye to Audi's Le Mans team in this classy video Porsche says goodbye to Audi's Le Mans team in this classy video originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Heartbroken Porsche To Audi: Baby Come Back

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You may or may not have heard, but Audi dumped Le Mans for Formula E earlier this year. Diesel engines had something to do with it. Sad! Read more...

Audi Wants Somebody Else To Pick Up The Tab For Its Le Mans Race Car 

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Do you miss seeing the Audi R18 race already? It’s been less than a month since Audi ran its final race in the World Endurance Championship, and I’m still sad, too. But I have great news for you! You—yes, you!—can personally fix this terrible lack of Audi problem with ludicrous amounts of cold, hard cash. Read more...

Audi Relaunches Audi Sport GmbH, As Many As Eight Performance Models Are On Deck

last monthVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Audi’s involvement in endurance racing may have ended with the sudden closure of its Le Mans racing program, but the German automaker isn’t prepared to throw in the towel as far as its participation in motorsports is concerned. In fact,...Show More Summary

Peugeot could replace Audi at Le Mans

last monthVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Peugeot is open to the idea of returning to endurance racing.

Porsche's Le Mans Team Adds Three Le Mans Winners, Including One From Audi

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Porsche’s flagship 919 World Endurance Championship Le Mans prototype effort was left with three open seats to fill at the end of this season with the departure of Mark Webber, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb. Fortunately, they knew three prior 24 Hours of Le Mans winners who could fill those seats. Read more...

New Lego Set to Include Le Mans-winning GT40 and New GT

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

In 2016, Ford returned to Le Mans to celebrate 50 years since the GT40 won the 24-hour event for the first time by racing the second-generation GT. The race car won its class and became the second Ford to triumph at Circuit de la Sarthe. Show More Summary

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