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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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Nissan’s eye-catching arrow-shaped ZEOD RC saw both the highs and lows of endurance racing during the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past June. While the team met its goals of both hitting 300 km/h (186 mph) along the Mulsanne Strait and completing a lap of the eight-mile circuit on electric power alone, the […]

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A team of engineering students in the Netherlands aim to break the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record and win the 24 hours of Le Mans with a series hybrid. The Nürburgring record they want to transcend is 47 seconds quicker than a hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder could muster and the benchmark was set in 1983 by […]

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Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. Audi said it saved energy through the use of technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms less […]

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Nissan is ready for another edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours and will mark the race debut of its Nissan ZEOD RC, the company’s electric racing car. The 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours is being held this coming weekend, June 14 and 15. Nissan explained the ACO’s Garage 56 program has provided Nissan with […]

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Last weekend, Nissan’s electrified race car ZEOD RC completed its first 24 laps of Circuit de la Sarthe with GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip and two-time Le Mans P2 winner Tommy Erdos at the wheel. Nissan said the car was delayed with two technical issues: a broken fuel pump and a broken exhaust. But the […]

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Audi is happy with the performance of its electrified R18 e-tron quattro race car, having just completed the only testing opportunity in preparation of the Le Mans 24 Hours at the La Sarthe race track. The three R18 e-tron quattro cars ran a total of 284 laps, which represents a tad over 3,870 kilometers (2,405 […]

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Intrigued by Nissan’s ZEOD RC race car? Nissan has revealed a picture showing partially what is under the skin of this prototype. With every single component on the car down to the smallest nut and bolt modeled in computer aided design (CAD) technology, Nissan has released this image showcasing the inner workings of the car. […]

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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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Imagine having a diesel-hybrid racecar drive by your side while commuting. That is what happened to drivers around France’s town of Le Castellet. Audi’s Audi R18 e-tron quattro began the 2014 WEC season not on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi said factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories […]

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