2014 LeMans / FIA WEC Season Preview (16 Photos)

Spring time means baby animals, pretty flowers, afternoon rains, and the screaming thunder of exotic racing cars. Like no other form of motorsport, endurance racing combines the very best of high-efficiency technology, fuel savings, aerodynamic wizardry, and outright speed. In the hard-fought battles of IMSA and the… » 3/30/14 1:02pm 3/30/14 1:02pm

This Is Toyota's 1,000 Horsepower AWD Hybrid Le Mans Weapon

Most of the hype over this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Endurance Championship has been Porsche's return to the sport and their looming battle with corporate cousins Audi. But they're not the only ones who will be vying for the title! Meet Toyota's latest hybrid contender. » 3/27/14 10:20am 3/27/14 10:20am

Drink In The Beauty Of Porsche's Le Mans Race Cars

For the first time since 1998, Porsche is set to field contenders in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a 911 RSR and the 919 Hybrid, they will attempt to one-up Audi, their corporate cousins who have dominated the race for years. Here's a closer look at their cars. » 3/04/14 1:15pm 3/04/14 1:15pm

The Porsche 919 Le Mans Racer Actually Looks Amazing

Like most of you, when I saw the first leaked photos of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans race car this morning, my reaction was a resounding "ehhh, okay." Then I saw it from this angle. Holy crap, it turns out it's actually awesome. » 3/03/14 4:15pm 3/03/14 4:15pm

This Is Porsche's 919 Prototype In Full Le Mans Race Trim

Up until now, we've only seen the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car in swirly-wirly camouflage. Not anymore. The car that heralds Porsche's return to Le Mans after more than a decade will wear this simple gray-on-white livery. » 3/03/14 9:06am 3/03/14 9:06am

Nissan's New Le Mans Engine Has 400 HP And Can Fit In Your Hands

It's cliche to say "Good things come in small packages," but that's absolutely true in the world of racing, where teams strive to make cars and their components as small and light as possible to save weight. Judging by the size of their new Le Mans engine, it looks like Nissan succeeded. » 1/27/14 9:00am 1/27/14 9:00am

The Beautiful Engineering Behind Audi's 15 Years At Le Mans

The teams are getting ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and since Audi is the one they all want to beat, it's time to see a few of the innovations that made Ingolstadt win twelve and a half (since the Bentley was using an Audi engine) of the last fourteen races. » 1/15/14 3:20pm 1/15/14 3:20pm

These Japanese Men Drive Le Mans Racecars On The Street

Let's say you're a rich, Le Mans-obsessed car owner in Japan. What do you drive on the weekends, a Toyota Crown Comfort? Of course not. You drive your Porsche 962C. Naturally, you also have a friend whose track-day car is a Mazda 767B. » 12/27/13 12:00pm 12/27/13 12:00pm