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Porsche has created a special hybrid race car to take on Le Mans: the 919 Hybrid. Just as special is the steering wheel its drivers are holding. Put aside any preconceived notion of how a steering wheel should look like. In the case of this race car, the steering wheel is a small computer that […]

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Aston Martin’s race team will start using solar power to cool its cars in Le Mans type of endurance race, known as WEC. Aston Martin Racing signed a partnership agreement with solar technologies experts Hanergy Global Solar in a project exploring how the sun’s energy can be used to improve race car performance in the […]

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Toyota is seeing success with its new hybrid powered race car. Toyota Racing continued its winning start to the FIA World Endurance Championship with another victory in the second race of the season at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium Saturday May 3. The automaker said these early results give the team a great platform on which to […]

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Toyota Racing has revealed March 27 the TS040 HYBRID car and revised driver line-up to compete in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. Toyota said this TS040 HYBRID will bring the company into a new era of hybrid motorsport, stating this racecar is the most advanced hybrid technology in racing. The move to a four-wheel […]

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In 2014, Audi’s two diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron quattro racecars competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be relying on electrified four-wheel drive. “Innovations only become pioneering achievements when they’re successfully used and others start to adopt them,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Audi, like no other manufacturer, has repeatedly achieved […]

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Porsche unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this morning the 919 Hybrid racecar destined for the World Endurance Championship series and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Porsche’s 919 Hybrid drive system is based on a 4-cylinder gasoline engine that Porsche said is compact and lightweight. The 2.0 liter V-engine, as opposed to inline, is […]

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Motorsport is changing and racing drivers, just like everyday daily drivers, will now need to pay more attention to the amount of fuel and energy they are using. When the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid-diesel race car will be pitted against its competitors in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Audi factory drivers […]

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Five World Champions and Le Mans winners plus a former Formula One driver will be at the wheel of Audi’s diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron quattro race cars. As announced by Audi, this driver line-up will be competing in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans at the wheel of the German manufacturer’s […]

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Audi is already at work testing next year’s LMP1 hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car a week after the World Championship winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro racecar’s ran its last race. Tests of the new LMP1 sports car, which has been kept under wraps up to now, start today on the U.S. Sebring race […]

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Audi’s e-tron race cars have been successful in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to the point of claiming the manufacturer championship after six of eight races. This R18 e-tron quattro success was achieved in Japan by Audi Sport Team Joest in odd circumstances: heavy rain at Fuji meant that not a single lap could […]

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