2010 24 Hours of Le Mans Wrap Up: Mayhem And Redemption

On Sunday afternoon, the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance challenge wrapped up for the 78th time. Barely half the field finished the race, which broke the distance record and produced high drama. WARNING: SPOILERS! » 6/14/10 9:00am 6/14/10 9:00am

Go Faster: The Coffee-Table Book Of Racing-Car Art

Go Faster is a book written by a German university professor on the glory of racing-car graphic design. It looks ferociously cool. Gulf Oil livery, spray-painted models, and cool design-geek video below. » 3/05/10 8:30am 3/05/10 8:30am

Cool Porsche Ad Does Its Job, Makes Us Wish We Owned A Porsche

Rallying, Le Mans, a Le Mans start, skinny-tired spins, a Rothmans 959, mud, French police, Daytona, hairy-chested flat sixes, the Nürburgring, and more, all crammed into ninety-five seconds. If you don't want a P-car after this, your brain is broken. » 2/04/10 4:20pm 2/04/10 4:20pm

12 Hours Of Sebring: Epic Audi And Peugeot Lead-Changing Battle

Those of you who watched Saturday's 12 Hours of Sebring race will surely agree this was the most exciting battle of the entire race. Diesel vs. diesel. Man vs. man. French vs. German. » 3/23/09 7:00am 3/23/09 7:00am

Audi R15 TDI Wins 12 Hours Of Sebring

Audi emerged victorious at the 12 Hours of Sebring tonight with their new R15 TDI racer piloted by Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen, taking the checkered flag 22.279 seconds ahead of Peugeot. » 3/21/09 11:19pm 3/21/09 11:19pm

Audi R15 Kicks Ass at First Official Sebring Test

In preparation for Saturday’s 12 hour race, featuring 58-year-old Hans-Joachim Stuck in the GT2 class in a Porsche, Audi has put their new cars on the track, decimating the opposing Peugeots. » 3/17/09 12:30pm 3/17/09 12:30pm

Peugeot Sport Reveals 908 HDi FAP Hybrid

Based on the race-proven 908 HDi » 9/15/08 12:40pm 9/15/08 12:40pm LMP racer, the new Peugeot 908 HY adds electric power to the already potent mix in the form of an 80 HP gear-driven electric motor/generator that replaces the starter motor on the standard car. Juice is stored in 10 lithium-ion battery packs strategically placed in several locations to…

Peugeot Bringing Diesel Hybrid to 2009 Le Mans Race

Peugeot intends to race a diesel hybrid version of its 908 prototype at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jean-Philippe Collin, the French automaker's new CEO, revealed the plans in an interview with L-Equipe, revealing that the vehicle could see competition as early as November at the ACO 1,000km challenge in Shanghai. » 3/20/08 11:30am 3/20/08 11:30am

Should Race Cars Look Like Real Cars?

Automobile L'Ouest, the sanctioning body for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has announced that by 2010 all cars in the top prototype LMP1 class must feature both a closed cockpit and bodywork resembling actual production cars. The thinking is that the LMP1 cars are "dream cars" and that fans should not be able to tell… » 8/02/07 12:15pm 8/02/07 12:15pm

Parisian Prototype: Peugeot 908 HDi Nabs First LeMans Win

Will a diesel-fired showdown between Audi and Peugeot dominate this year's 24-hours-of-Le Mans? You bet your sweet glow plugs. And Peugeot this past weekend showed it's not cowed by the Audi juggernaut. Piloted by Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gene, Peugeot's V12 diesel-powered #7 908 HDi logged its first Le Mans win at… » 4/16/07 9:13am 4/16/07 9:13am

Thar She Blows! Twin-Turbo Moby Dick Porsche 935

With 750+ horsepower cracking from a flat-six thanks to creative use of turbocharging and Bosch mechanical injection, the Porsche 935 represents the apex of crazed eighties IMSA Group 5 twin-turbo gas huffing mayhem. The Porsche brain trust produced many variants of the 935 six-banger in answer to the ever changing… » 3/02/07 3:30pm 3/02/07 3:30pm

Call Dr. Evil, Go to Florida

Little beats the Porsche 917 when it comes to dead sexy and dangerous racing machines. The 917 was first rolled out at the 1969 Geneva Auto Show, and followed up the 908 with more power thanks to four more cylinders than the previous eight. Early reports at handling were scary, with the car evidently moving about the… » 3/01/07 3:15pm 3/01/07 3:15pm

Sacr Peu! PSA Debuts 908 and 907 Spider Motor Racing Cars

We posted a couple of shots of Peugeot's new 908 diesel Le Mans car carelessly gleaned from our big blue screen yesterday. In the interest of reader service, we then shed shoe leather like a PCP-addled Bruce Jenner on a quest to capture images for our files and ended up running across it's li'l brudder, the 907… » 9/29/06 6:30am 9/29/06 6:30am

Paris Auto Show 908 Le Mans Racer Revealed on the Televizzle!

Humina. Great Scott! Fabulosity is at hand, revealed by the wacky Frenchmen at Peugeot. The 908 Le Mans coupe prototype is poised to take on the already-stupidly-successful Audi R10. Packed full of diesel and walnuts, the Peugeots and the Citro ns are hoping to ratchet their cachet by taking on the all-conquering… » 9/28/06 7:00am 9/28/06 7:00am

Paris Is Oil Burning: More on the Peugeot 908 RC Concept

We're gearing up for the Paris show in September, stocking up on crisp striped shirts and practicing our dismissive attitude (just kidding, guys). This morning, Peugeot fired the first conceptual shot with the 908 concept. Sure, it's as over-the-top as the 907 was, but that LeMans-ready diesel is the real show. We… » 8/10/06 3:02pm 8/10/06 3:02pm

Paris Show Preview: Peugeot 908 RC

You just know the French carmakers are whipping up their finest haute cuisine for the upcoming Paris show this September. As exhibit A, we present the first shots of Peugeot's 908 RC concept, courtesy of the scoops at Carscoop. The PSA prototype will introduce the Audi-contending LeMans diesel engine, a 5.5 V12 HDi… » 8/10/06 11:13am 8/10/06 11:13am

Vasek Polak's Porsche Engines Recovered, Auctioned For Charity

How did we not know about this? Famed motor-racing driver, car collector and Porsche dealer Vasek Polak died in a wreck on the autobahn in 1997, leaving his estate to the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Foundation. In 2000, a team of crack thieves absconded with a stock of NOS and rebuilt Porsche racing motors: four… » 7/05/06 3:00pm 7/05/06 3:00pm