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Porsche vs. Tim Hortons: The Definitive Comparo No One Asked For

Those of you who’ve been around this blog for quite some time know that I love donuts: both the tire smoke variety as well as the pastry. Look at this irresistable little pink-frosted donut from the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Look, and weep. So, who does them better: Tim Hortons or Porsche?… » 8/29/15 8:41am Today 8:41am

Toyota's Le Mans Prototype Will Go Turbo For 2016

When I spoke with a Toyota representative earlier this week, he said that most of the World Endurance Championship team’s efforts are going into their 2016 car. The 2015 is off-pace, but 2016 holds some promise. Motorsport.com just revealed part of what’s going into that 2016 car: BOOOOOOOST! » 8/29/15 3:56am Today 3:56am

The Nissan LMP1 Won't Be Racing At All Until It's Fast Enough

Nissan’s weird, wonderful and long-nosed LMP1-class Le Mans prototype still just isn’t there on pace, so the team is opting to hold off on racing until they’re happy with it. That means focusing on testing and skipping the World Endurance Championship races in the meantime. » 8/07/15 9:29am 8/07/15 9:29am

How Do You Win The 24 Hours Of Le Mans? Ask The Guys Who Did It

For two winners of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, this was one of the most uneventful races they’ve ever driven—and for that, they’re grateful. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a top-level Le Mans prototype or a road-car-based Corvette: the key to winning is to do everything as flawlessly as possible. » 8/04/15 1:21pm 8/04/15 1:21pm

Nissan's Bonkers Le Mans Prototype Isn't Dead, Is Working To Get Faster

Rumors of the Nissan LMP1 program’s possible demise may have been a tad overblown. Not only was the GT-R LM Nismo out running laps at Circuit of the Americas, but they were testing out some interesting aerodynamic upgrades and meaty brake cooling ducts. Here’s a gallery for your up-close viewing pleasure, plus what… » 7/29/15 1:26pm 7/29/15 1:26pm

Future Of Nissan's Crazy Le Mans Prototype To Be Determined Soon

“We wanted to be different and competitive, we have only been different,” said Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn told Endurance-Info at last month’s Formula E finale in London. Now Sportscar365 reports that the entire Nissan LMP1 program will be under review in Japan. » 7/17/15 6:00pm 7/17/15 6:00pm

The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Is Shockingly Beautiful In Time Lapse

Nissan put together a string of time lapses from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with scenes from everywhere: inside the pits, along the track and even in the car. The result was an absolutely beautiful piece of film that shows exactly why the endurance classic is regarded as one of the best races in the world.
» 6/25/15 5:36pm 6/25/15 5:36pm

France Has The Best Toyota Dealerships In The World

After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
» 6/18/15 2:40pm 6/18/15 2:40pm

Watch A Toyota Almost Mow Down Another Team's Crew Man

Toyota almost re-borked the recently replaced nose on their number 1 car after fixing it in the pits. Fortunately, both the Toyota driver and Larbre Competition’s crew man were extremely accomodating about the unsafe release (“Here, please, go by!”), and the crew man wasn’t hurt.
» 6/14/15 1:28am 6/14/15 1:28am

Behind The Scenes Of Nissan's Crazy NISMO Le Mans Pit And Paddock

Le Mans has some of the most pimptacular pit areas of any race on the planet, and newcomer Nissan’s hospitality and work space is no exception. In addition to an extremely organized garage, there’s a full suite with a DJ, a smoothie bar and a slide. That’s right: a giant red tube slide.
» 6/13/15 9:15am 6/13/15 9:15am

Nissan Channels Their Inner 90s Kid With A Group C Livery For Le Mans

Porsche isn’t the only team running a nod to Le Mans’ past this year. Nissan is here to show that they’re not total newbies to endurance racing by branding its latest LMP1-class racer in its classic Group C R90C colors. Watch this awesome time lapse of the #21 car being assembled and dressed up as the ultimate Nissan.
» 5/28/15 12:01pm 5/28/15 12:01pm

Spa Shows What Happens When Hybrid Prototypes Run Out Of Electric Power

Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
» 5/03/15 8:56am 5/03/15 8:56am

Fractured Vertebra Sidelines Kazuki Nakajima At 6 Hours Of Spa

The rain at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps only got worse at the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa weekend. In the heavy rain of Free Practice 1, the #1 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima rear-ended the #8 Audi of Oliver Jarvis near Les Combes corner, fracturing one of Nakajima’s vertebrae.
» 5/01/15 9:15pm 5/01/15 9:15pm

Porsche Gets First World Endurance Championship Pole of 2015

With the increased competition in the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class, everyone's wondering who's really the fastest this year. Porsche looked great at the Prologue, but Audi was fast during practice for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. It's Porsche, though, who'll take up the entire front row of the grid. » 4/11/15 2:00pm 4/11/15 2:00pm

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 3/27/15 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 3/26/15 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