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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 Saturday 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 Saturday 3:56am

I'm At The Nürburgring And It's More Awesome Than I Could Have Ever Imagined

“That’s really the team that got me into sportscar racing,” I said at dinner, pointing at Allan McNish’s table behind me with my fork. Then, of course, I realize that holy crap, I’m pointing at the Audi LMP1 team with a chunk of dead cow, and that’s exactly how surreal and amazing a trip to the Nürburgring really is.
» 8/28/15 10:09am Friday 10:09am

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

All Three Nissan LMP1s Get Grid Penalties At Le Mans For Being Too Slow

Nissan has made it clear that their trio of GT-R LM Nismo cars is very much still a work in progress, however, there’s a penalty if that progress doesn’t fall within 110% of the fastest car’s qualifying time. All three Nissan LMP1s were too slow in qualifying, therefore, they start from the back of the Prototype grid. » 6/13/15 1:40am 6/13/15 1:40am

I'm At The 24 Hours Of Le Mans, An Overwhelming Celebration Of Insanity

Almost 8.5 miles of circuit. Purpose-built racing prototypes, some of which annihilated the record lap time for qualifying. Fans everywhere: camping, gawking, eating, drinking. Noise. Rain. Dark. Doesn’t matter. The race goes on, and there’s nothing that can truly prepare you for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. » 6/12/15 10:04pm 6/12/15 10:04pm

What If Corvette Racing Ran A Le Mans Prototype?

Since Formula One has become a bit stale and stifled by regulations, the World Endurance Championship has emerged as a much more interesting “anything goes” sort of racing series. This leads to bonkers entries like the front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo prototype. But if Corvette Racing ran an LMP1 prototype, what… » 6/03/15 4:41pm 6/03/15 4:41pm