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Feature: Hülkenberg on his Le Mans adventure

Nico Hülkenberg will live the dream of most racing drivers when he competes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche this year.…

Porsche updates 919 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 assault [w/video]

Ahead of the first test session of the season, Porsche has revealed its revised 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer with which it will take on Audi and Toyota at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Continue reading Porsche updates 919...Show More Summary

Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos]

Toyota is preparing to defend its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship and take on the likes of Porsche and Audi at Le Mans with the newly revised 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 racing prototype. Continue reading Toyota reveals updated...Show More Summary

Get Lost In The Amazing Details Of Group C Cars Like This Little Girl

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Group C cars are basically closed cockpit Formula-1 cars that had to run for 24 hours at full throttle before the party ended in 1994. These Le Mans veterans are the coolest, and I've never been so close to them before. Warning: I came back with tons of pictures! Read more...

The Porsche 919 Now Comes In The Right Color; Must Now Win Le Mans

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Shut. The. Front. Door. Shut down the Internet. Drop everything. And look at this. Porsche just showed off its trio of Le Mans-bound 919 LMP1 race cars, and they finally painted one in the right color. This car is pretty much guaranteed to win. Place all bets on #17. (Oh, and they've got black and white cars, too.) Read more...

Ask Nissan Motorsport Head Darren Cox Anything You Want

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nissan has been a busy company lately, both with their ongoing GT Academy program as well as their crazy World Endurance Championship LMP1 racer, the debut of which has been pushed back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We'll let you ask what's going on with that live for the next hour or so with NISMO head Darren Cox. Read more...

Audi’s Incredible Le Mans Racer Will Be Even Better This Year

Audi's R18 Le Mans racer will harvest twice as much energy during a lap this year. That could make it even more dominant. The post Audi’s Incredible Le Mans Racer Will Be Even Better This Year appeared first on WIRED.

420-Horsepower Lotus 3-Eleven Headed For Frankfurt Auto Show

Back in the 1950s, Lotus had a lightweight, open-top race car called the “Eleven” that was quite successful in endurance racing, earning a number of class victories in races held at prestigious tracks like Le Mans, Monza and Sebring. Last decade, Lotus revived the Eleven name when it introduced the 2-Eleven, a track car based on the...

The New Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Has Way More Hybrid Power

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Audi will be switching from the two-megajoule to the four-megajoule sub-class this year within the LMP1 class in the World Endurance Championship. What does that mean? This year's R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans prototype racer gets more hybrid power, delivering more of electric boost for longer periods of time. Read more...

Exploring Toyota Motorsport GmbH's underground garage [VIDEO]

last weekVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

From historic rally cars to Le Mans prototypes, this garage has it all.

RK Motors Revives The 1966 Le Mans Winning Ford GT40: Video

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

It is probably no coincidence that some of the most astonishing cars have been created as a result of personal vendettas. The Ford GT40 is a perfect example, as the racecar was developed mostly out of Ford’s spite toward Ferrari, the only carmaker that had had the audacity to make a fool out of Henry Ford II. Show More Summary

First Look At 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans Prototype

Audi’s R18 line of Le Mans prototype racers have been with us since the 2011 motorsport season, gaining gradual updates with each new season of the World Endurance Champion to ensure the oil-burning endurance racers remain the cream of the crop. Last year, the R18 saw its biggest threat when both Porsche and Toyota had top-level endurance...

Restoration Begins on the Ford GT40 That Won the Exciting 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans [VIDEO]

Although most motorsports enthusiasts are too young to recall firsthand the sensation caused by Ford’s victory on June 19, 1966, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it remains one of the most celebrated wins in the history of auto racing. Forever...Show More Summary

Xcar tours Toyota's Secret Racing Collection

F1, Le Mans, rally, hillclimbs... Toyota Motorsport GmbH has done it all, and keeps almost all of its machinery in a hall underneath one of its wind tunnels. Xcar swung through Cologne, Germany, to check it all out, and thankfully didn't forget to bring a video camera or two along. Show More Summary

[Before there was the Nismo GT-R LM, there was the Nismo GT-R LM.

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[Before there was the Nismo GT-R LM, there was the Nismo GT-R LM. This is a one-off homologation special registered in the UK so that Nissan could race at Le Mans back in '96. Photo: Nissan] Read more...

Nissan withdraws from two races to focus on Le Mans

The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo will not make its competition debut until the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Nissan is withdrawing the racer from the first two events of the World Endurance Championship to focus on testing. Continue reading Nissan withdraws...Show More Summary

Nissan To Skip First WEC Races To Focus On Not Screwing Up At Le Mans

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You know what's hard? Building a race car. You know what's harder? Building a fundamentally new type of race car like Nissan is attempting with their GT-R Le Mans LMP1. It's therefore not a huge surprise that Nissan is skipping the first two World Endurance Championship races to focus on Le Mans. Read more...

BMW Z4 GTLM

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Introduced for the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the Z4 GTE replaced the successful M3 GT, which brought BMW the team and manufacturers’ championships in 2010 and 2011. Compared to the Z4 GT3 it is based on, the GTE sports a less sophisticated aerodynamic kit, with simpler rear wing and diffuser, although it is significantly wider. Show More Summary

Jaguar D-Type Auctioned

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Revered by Steve McQueen, who drove the road-going XKSS version, and three-time overall winner of the Le Mans 24 hours race, the D-Type is one of the most famous Jaguars ever. Since with fame usually comes fortune, the few remainingShow More Summary

Keeping The Jaguar XJ220 Alive And Fast: Video

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

When talking about Jaguar, sports cars and motorsports success are the first two things that come to mind. The Brits became highly competitive on the track in the 1940s and went on to win seven 24 Hours of Le Mans races between 1951 and 1990. Show More Summary

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