Let The Smooth Sounds Of Toyota's Le Mans Racer Thrill And Amaze You

When it comes to Le Mans, I'm not a Toyota fan. I don't know why. I just root for everyone else. Maybe it's because I think of their cars as race Camrys. But this TS040. Damn it sounds amazing. » 4/24/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Why The Audi R20 Hypercar Was Never Gonna Happen

The rumored Audi R20 hypercar was supposed to be built directly from Audi's Le Mans-winning R18 E-Tron diesel hybrid race car. I never reported on it because I took one look at the design and inferred that it was never going to happen. Looks like I was right. » 6/24/13 4:23pm 6/24/13 4:23pm

Allan McNish Expresses His Le Mans Passion, As Only He Can!

And shares his sorrow for F1 racers like Lewis Hamilton! A last-minute cell phone interview with Leo Parente on /SHAKEDOWN gets us a [sincere] typically-Allan answer to "How badly does he wants to win in 2013 to complete his LM24 Hat Trick, to beat Toyota and then do it again in 2014 vs Porsche?" » 6/21/13 5:46pm 6/21/13 5:46pm

The 2012 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Über Gallery

It was a little depressing to watch Toyota and the DeltaWing fall out of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year to let Audi steamroll the race with little drama through the rest of the classes. At times, though, the beauty of the race took over. » 6/19/12 5:30pm 6/19/12 5:30pm

Audi E-Tron Becomes First Hybrid Car To Win Le Mans

Every win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is historic, but the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro's 1-2 victory was especially noteworthy as the vehicles were the first hybrids to win the prestigious auto racing marathon. Let's just not confuse these with your grandma's Prius. » 6/17/12 12:00pm 6/17/12 12:00pm

The Audi R18 E-tron Quattro Is A Diesel Hybrid AWD Race Car

Someone in Ingolstadt is putting ecstasy in the water supply. It's the only way to explain how the Audi R18 Hybrid we've heard about became this diesel hybrid AWD race car. Get your glow sticks out, we're about to rave to the Audi R18 E-tron Quattro. » 2/29/12 3:23pm 2/29/12 3:23pm

How Audi uses race crashes to make cars safer

Dindo Capello's face turns from joyful to terrified. His friends are peppering him with questions, but his eyes are fixed on a video monitor, where a helicopter-borne camera is panning over the scene of an accident. Capello's trying to gain as much information as possible on the health of his friend and Audi teammate,… » 6/17/11 4:30pm 6/17/11 4:30pm