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.
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All The Great, Nerdy Technical Specs Of The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

You, there. Stats and numbers guy. Dude who’s just spent the last hour arguing on a forum why your road GT-R should curb-stomp an Evo based on specs alone. Road & Track published a list of all the Nissan LMP1’s specifications, magazine-style, like it was a normal street car. Go forth, and troll harder, with a… » 5/14/15 4:52pm 5/14/15 4:52pm

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.
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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.
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Patrick Dempsey Isn't Done With Rain After Leaving Grey's Anatomy

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is wet and cold this weekend, but that’s not stopping the World Endurance Championship from racing. Here’s one of Patrick Dempsey’s laps in the Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR, complete with cars kicking up blindingly huge crazy rooster tails of spray. » 5/01/15 7:00pm 5/01/15 7:00pm

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

The Entire World Endurance Championship Season Is Coming To American TV

Good news for endurance fans: we can finally watch the entire WEC season this year on television in the good ol' U-S-of-A and Canada. Not only will we get our usual 24 Hours of Le Mans coverage, but Fox Sports inked a deal to show the whole season. That's multiple hours of motorsport deliciousness at a time. » 4/05/15 12:52pm 4/05/15 12:52pm

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

Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn't pass the FIA's crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today, that item just passed. » 3/25/15 5:07pm 3/25/15 5:07pm

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

Nissan To Skip First WEC Races To Focus On Not Screwing Up At Le Mans

You know what's hard? Building a race car. You know what's harder? Building a fundamentally new type of race car like Nissan is attempting with their GT-R Le Mans LMP1. It's therefore not a huge surprise that Nissan is skipping the first two World Endurance Championship races to focus on Le Mans. » 3/17/15 12:32pm 3/17/15 12:32pm

Max Chilton Will Bring Daddy's Money To Nissan's Insane Le Mans Racer

Max Chilton will join the illustrious ranks of ex-Formula One drivers who've said, "screw you guys, I'm racing Le Mans." Per AUTOSPORT, Chilton just scored a full-time drive in the completely nuts Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1-class World Endurance Championship racer along with Alex Buncombe. » 3/05/15 5:45pm 3/05/15 5:45pm

Carbon Damage Sends Nissan Le Mans Car Home From Sebring Test Early

Nissan and Audi both used Sebring to test this week, as the bumpy, older surface of the track makes for a good representation of what to expect at Le Mans. Unfortunately, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO was sent packing before the end of their test due to a broken carbon fiber piece on the car. » 3/04/15 5:50pm 3/04/15 5:50pm

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