Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn't pass the FIA's crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today, that item just passed. » 3/25/15 5:07pm 3/25/15 5:07pm

Max Chilton Will Bring Daddy's Money To Nissan's Insane Le Mans Racer

Max Chilton will join the illustrious ranks of ex-Formula One drivers who've said, "screw you guys, I'm racing Le Mans." Per AUTOSPORT, Chilton just scored a full-time drive in the completely nuts Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1-class World Endurance Championship racer along with Alex Buncombe. » 3/05/15 5:45pm 3/05/15 5:45pm

The Alternate Future Where McLaren Races At Le Mans Would Be Awesome

What would it look like if McLaren entered Le Mans? G24 Studio put McLaren design cues on the usual LMP1 body shape, and the results make me yearn for an alternate future where McLaren decides to run the World Endurance Championship. This car is one of the most beautiful things you'll see all week. » 3/03/15 9:50pm 3/03/15 9:50pm

Ex-Formula One Driver Adrian Sutil Might Drive Nissan's Le Mans Race Car

Nissan's done a pretty good job thus far of keeping things about their Le Mans prototype that they don't want to be public just yet (like its driver lineup) out of the public eye. Sportscar365 just dropped an interesting rumor of who one of the remaining two drivers might be: ex-Sauber Formula One pilot Adrian Sutil. » 2/18/15 5:10pm 2/18/15 5:10pm

There's Nothing A Honda NSX Onboard From Le Mans Won't Make Better

You. Hey, you. I'm going to skip over that angry sad sack over there mumbling about being forever alone, but you, there, person who accidentally slept through the only open track time all weekend (oops). Yes, you! Watch this NSX race car get flogged around at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Isn't that...better? » 2/15/15 10:31am 2/15/15 10:31am

Sorry, No More F1 Drivers Are Driving For Porsche Or Nissan At Le Mans

Nissan and Porsche announced their 24 Hours of Le Mans driver lineups this week. Sorry, there will be no more Formula One cross-overs besides Nico Hulkenberg. No Jenson Button. No Fernando Alonso. If you need help coping with this, I recommend a good, long cry with your Fluffy Bunny. » 2/06/15 8:45pm 2/06/15 8:45pm

The First Customer Corvette C7.R Is Drop-Dead Amazeballs Gorgeous

Everyone knows and loves the classic Corvette racing yellow and black. Customer team Larbre Competition just updated that paint scheme with this wild yellow, black, green and white livery for their new Corvette C7.R. And oh yes, the World Endurance Championship's favorite 'Vette squad is back in a Chevy. » 2/05/15 3:20pm 2/05/15 3:20pm

The FIA May Have Accidentally Confirmed Ford's Entry Into Le Mans

During this morning's World Endurance Championship press conference, FIA Endurance Commission President Sir Lindsay Owen Jones said "Ford has already announced their return to Le Mans, but not the WEC officially, but I think Gerard [Neveu] will be able to convince them to come back." Oh, really? » 2/05/15 12:19pm 2/05/15 12:19pm

Wayne Taylor Racing Won't Be Going To The 24 Hours Of Le Mans in 2015

Team owner Wayne Taylor told Sportscar365 today that he'd forfeited the automatic 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 entry that Wayne Taylor Racing won from their TUDOR United SportsCar results last year. Preparing a class-legal LMP2 to run would spread the team too thin when they're focused on this year's TUSC season. » 1/27/15 8:50pm 1/27/15 8:50pm

The Next-Gen 'Rush' and the 24-hour Dream

Freddie Hunt on his first 24-hour race, the final showdown in F1 and recreating 'Rush' as a - literally - next-generation documentary. » 1/16/15 5:40pm 1/16/15 5:40pm

The Art Of Murdered Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Once Graced Race Cars

One of the satirical cartoonists killed in yesterday's Charlie Hebdo shooting, Georges Wolinski, also applied his skills to several racing art cars throughout the years. The most famous of these cars was this Porsche 911 GT2 campaigned by Elf Haberthur Racing. » 1/09/15 11:39am 1/09/15 11:39am

The Dodge Viper Isn't Through With Racing Yet

Just when you give up all hope of hearing SRT's wonderful V10 monster on a race track, an enterprising privateer swoops in to save the day. According to RACER, Riley Technologies wants to bring the ex-factory Dodge Vipers to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. » 1/02/15 4:24pm 1/02/15 4:24pm

Nissan Gives Us A Reason To Watch The Super Bowl Besides Nachos

If you don't care about the commercials, are meh about the idea of professional football and think the halftime show has jumped the shark, the Super Bowl is really just an excuse to eat nachos. But wait! You have a reason to pay attention to the TV this year: Nissan may debut its Le Mans entry during the big game. » 12/03/14 9:20pm 12/03/14 9:20pm

Le Mans Winner Allan McNish Grooms A New Jedi

Allan McNish led the Audi Sport Le Mans team for more than a decade before hanging up his helmet at the end of the 2013 season. With his third victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 2013 World Endurance Championship title in hand, the wee Scot turned his attention to helping fellow Briton and rising star Harry… » 11/04/14 12:55pm 11/04/14 12:55pm

Night Rain, Stock Sports

NASCAR has recently announced its new rule package for 2015, which - among many - includes rain tires and all sorts of accessories to be deployed in case of wet conditions at road courses. Sounds great on the surface, but the ultimate question is: why? » 9/27/14 10:33am 9/27/14 10:33am

Let These Amazing Time-lapses Take You Through The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

The world's most famous endurance race, 9,621 photos and 5 beers. Apparently, that is all you need to produce an amazing Le Mans 2014 time-lapse. » 8/07/14 1:41pm 8/07/14 1:41pm

The Ultra Sinister McLaren 650S GT3 Might Race At Le Mans In 2016

Remember the McLaren 650S GT3 that McLaren just unveiled at Goodwood? Of course you do. Well, McLaren wants to bring that car to Le Mans in 2016. Get excited people. » 7/01/14 9:59am 7/01/14 9:59am

Do It Ferrari, Do It Now

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The Gorgeous Porsches Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

With 16 victories to their claim, Porsche is the single winningest manufacturer in the history of the 24 Hours Of Le Mans. While their race cars were designed solely to win, they turned out to be spectacularly gorgeous in the process. » 6/25/14 10:35am 6/25/14 10:35am

The Third-Fastest Car At Le Mans 2014 Was 24 Years Old

This is the Nissan R90CK that set pole for the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans. And it posted the third highest speed at the 2014 Le Mans event. Wait, what? » 6/22/14 11:00am 6/22/14 11:00am