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

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

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

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

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

Ex-Formula One Driver Adrian Sutil Might Drive Nissan's Le Mans Race Car

Nissan's done a pretty good job thus far of keeping things about their Le Mans prototype that they don't want to be public just yet (like its driver lineup) out of the public eye. Sportscar365 just dropped an interesting rumor of who one of the remaining two drivers might be: ex-Sauber Formula One pilot Adrian Sutil. » 2/18/15 5:10pm 2/18/15 5:10pm

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

Sorry, No More F1 Drivers Are Driving For Porsche Or Nissan At Le Mans

Nissan and Porsche announced their 24 Hours of Le Mans driver lineups this week. Sorry, there will be no more Formula One cross-overs besides Nico Hulkenberg. No Jenson Button. No Fernando Alonso. If you need help coping with this, I recommend a good, long cry with your Fluffy Bunny. » 2/06/15 8:45pm 2/06/15 8:45pm

The First Customer Corvette C7.R Is Drop-Dead Amazeballs Gorgeous

Everyone knows and loves the classic Corvette racing yellow and black. Customer team Larbre Competition just updated that paint scheme with this wild yellow, black, green and white livery for their new Corvette C7.R. And oh yes, the World Endurance Championship's favorite 'Vette squad is back in a Chevy. » 2/05/15 3:20pm 2/05/15 3:20pm

The FIA May Have Accidentally Confirmed Ford's Entry Into Le Mans

During this morning's World Endurance Championship press conference, FIA Endurance Commission President Sir Lindsay Owen Jones said "Ford has already announced their return to Le Mans, but not the WEC officially, but I think Gerard [Neveu] will be able to convince them to come back." Oh, really? » 2/05/15 12:19pm 2/05/15 12:19pm