Will Toyota's 1000 Horsepower LMP1 Hybrid Crush It Again In 2015?

Toyota isn't doing a crazy retro livery for their 2014-winning World Endurance Championship LMP1 car like Porsche, and they aren't going absolutely insane like Nissan. Instead they're back for 2015 with familiar colors. The updates are under the skin, and it still has 1,000 horsepower, so that's good. Will it emerge… » 3/27/15 10:42am Friday 10:42am

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

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.) » 3/26/15 3:02pm Thursday 3:02pm

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

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. » 3/23/15 12:45pm 3/23/15 12:45pm

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

Jim Glickenhaus Wants To Run In The Top Class At Le Mans In 2017

Could we see something very similar to the beloved Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003 show up as an LMP1 contender in the World Endurance Championship? Maybe. According to autojourno Andrew Frankel, Jim Glickenhaus said that he wants to be at Le Mans by 2017. » 3/03/15 11:36am 3/03/15 11:36am

FIA Cracks Down On Toyota's "Cheater Wing" Design In 2015

Most of the World Endurance Championship rules that govern crazy Le Mans prototypes like Toyota's and Nissan's remain unchanged from 2014, yet a regulations clarification is the biggest news of the offseason. It appears as though someone (perhaps last year's winners) had body parts that flattened down at speed. » 2/16/15 11:55am 2/16/15 11:55am

Hipster Infiltrates Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans Race Car Tests

We knew something like this would eventually happen due to Circuit of the Americas' close proximity to East Austin. The eastern half of the town is home to craft cocktails, old-timey facial hair, artisanal toilet paper, and the like. Hipsters. One such fellow apparently infiltrated Nissan's preseason LMP1 testing. » 2/09/15 7:30pm 2/09/15 7:30pm

Composite Image Shows Just How Similar Le Mans Prototypes Have Become

Underneath the space-age bodywork, these cars are worlds apart, but you have to admit that the exterior design has become pretty standardized among the Porsche, Audi and Toyota LMP1-class World Endurance Championship cars. » 1/04/15 11:00am 1/04/15 11:00am

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

Toyota Drivers Claim Championship In The World Endurance Championship

Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davison, drivers of the number 8 Toyota TS040, were crowned LMP1 drivers' champions in the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the penultimate race of the World Endurance Championship. Congratulations, Team We're Not Audi! » 11/16/14 11:01am 11/16/14 11:01am

Fernando Alonso Spotted In Porsche Garage At WEC Bahrain

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Lotus Prototype Drives Into Pit Lane On Fire

There are good days in racing. There are bad days in racing. Sometimes, there are cars that just won't stop being on fire in racing, too. For the Lotus CLM P1/01 at the 6 Hours of Fuji, this was one of those crazy never ending pit lane fire days. » 10/16/14 2:58pm 10/16/14 2:58pm

The Race Engineer Tells what Did and what Will Happen at Le Mans

New regulations, new teams, new drivers, yet not unconvnentional results at the 2014 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Former LMP1 race engineer and current designer gets an insight of what happened this year and what to look out for next year. » 6/20/14 8:10am 6/20/14 8:10am

Porsche Congratulates Audi In Most Porsche Way Possible

I'm not sure what the opposite of a sore loser is, but Porsche nails it. It's just a shame they used the same voice-over guy as Spottswoode from Team America. » 6/19/14 9:00pm 6/19/14 9:00pm

INFOGRAPHIC: How Do The World's Race Cars Compare With Each Other?

Are you tired of being accosted in the street by panicked people demanding to know how many pounds-feet of torque an Indy Car has or the top speed of a NASCAR Sprint Car? Me, too. So I made this chart to solve this for all of us. » 6/05/13 1:12pm 6/05/13 1:12pm

Peugeot Pulls Out Of 24 Hours Of Le Mans

The ongoing battle between Audi and Peugeot at Le Mans and in other international endurance events has defined the sport, but the company says they're ending the program effective now. This means no 2012 Le Mans showdown. » 1/18/12 10:12am 1/18/12 10:12am

Porsche returns to LeMans' top class in 2014

After 15 years away from the top class at the 24 Hours of LeMans, Porsche says it will return in 2014 to the race its won 16 times with a factory-built prototype. Will Porsche go wheel-to-wheel with corporate cousin Audi? UPDATED » 6/30/11 10:00am 6/30/11 10:00am

Porsche To Return To Formula One. Maybe.

Porsche's newly crowned CEO Matthias Müller, the white-haired guy on the right, says it's "not so funny" for both Audi and Porsche to be in Le Mans prototype racing, and one should shift over to Formula 1. » 10/01/10 3:30pm 10/01/10 3:30pm

Audi R15 TDI Plus Race Livery Tries To Hide Die Große Nase

"Hey, Udo." "Ja Joerg?" "Ze people haf been making fun of our beautiful Audi R15 TDI Plus, saying eet has zwei noses." "Zees ees true." "Maybe vee paint zem different colors so maybe she hides one." "Wunderbar!" [Fourtitude] » 4/06/10 8:30am 4/06/10 8:30am