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    Report: Panoz mulls suing Nissan for ZEOD RC's Deltawing likeness
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    Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but in racing, where something as simple as a car's shape can lead to a competitive advantage, imitation can be a big no-no. That reality is being played out right now, with the DeltaWing prototype and the Nissan ZEOD RC. The two cars, as you can ...

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    Official: Nissan's Le Mans-bound ZEOD RC electric racecar nearing completion [w/video]
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    Nissan is working away on its ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) which is still on pace for a Le Mans arrival in 2014. As of right now, the DeltaWing-shaped car's carbon-fiber tub and chassis have been completed. The next step will be installing the twin electric motors and fitting the ...

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    Video: Toyota releases its Le Mans recap, 'The Ultimate Endurance Race'
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    Two weeks ago, Audi released its short video about this years 24 Hours of Le Mans, and now Toyota has put the experience into its own words and pictures. Called The Ultimate Endurance Race, the clip and accompanying press release focus on how hybrid power helped Toyota claim second and fourth ...

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    Teased: Porsche releases new images of LMP1 racecar
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    Porsche has released another batch of images of its LMP1 competitor preparing for its debut season in 2014. This isn't the first we've seen of the new car, as June saw four images of the new racer undergoing testing. Where those images looked merely like someone taking pics during the test, the ...

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    Video: Audi waxes poetic about Le Mans
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    Audi did it again this year at Le Mans, but it wasn't arguably a harder job than it's been in the past few years. The Four Rings has put together a five-minute recap of the 24 hours in the wet and the dry at La Sarthe, showing a lot of the low points and the one high point that makes them all ...

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    Official: Toyota promises Hybrid-R concept for Frankfurt
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    Toyota will be bringing a new concept car to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Dubbed Hybrid-R, Toyota says the concept will feature the same Toyota Hybrid System-Racing tech found in the automaker's latest endurance car, the TS030 Hybrid. That car took second place at the 24 Hours of Le ...

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    Report: Ferrari considering return to Le Mans racing in 2015
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    Rumors are swirling that Ferrari may be contemplating a return to Le Mans racing as soon as 2015. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports the Italian automaker may apply the development of a new 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine for Formula One to an LMP1 car for Le Mans, and have it ready for the ...

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    Official: Mark Webber to quit F1, join Porsche for 2014 Le Mans
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    Mark Webber has announced he's leaving the Red Bull F1 team to join Porsche in that company's quest for victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Australian has signed a contract that will keep him with his new employer for the next "several years." Porsche says Webber will helm the company's new ...

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    Motorsports: 24 Hours of Le Mans an on-and-off love affair
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    There was little usual about this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans – intermittent rain in the weeks before the race meant cars didn't get on track as much as they wanted, and intermittent rain during the race meant cars went off track a lot more than they wanted. The race started with a wet ...

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    Motorsports: 24 Hours of Le Mans ends with broken records [spoilers]
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    The 2013 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has come to an end, and the results require the use of an eraser on the old record books. If you don't want to know how it ended, now would be the time to stop reading, because the results are just below.

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    Motorsports: Overnight action from the 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    We won't go into a recap here, but there are still leading positions being fought for in all classes – it's so close that leads are changing when a car goes into the pits. We'll let the recap wait until the end of the race, so for now enjoy some shots from last night's action at the 24 ...

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    Motorsports: The pre-race and first in-race report from Le Mans
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    The 2013, 90th anniversary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has begun, tragedy marking the opening laps with the death of Allan Simonsen. We're at the track now as a guest of Audi and plan to stay through the evening, and even we haven't been able to find out what caused the accident – ...

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    Motorsports: Allan Simonsen dies after crashing in fourth lap at Le Mans
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    Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen has died as a result of injuries sustained during a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. According to race officials, the 34-year-old was in serious condition after the accident and was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he died shortly thereafter. The ...

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    Featured: Autoblog gets ready for Le Mans with an R8 road trip and Allan McNish
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    This car is the master link between what Audi does on the race track and sells on the road. We're attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Audi and we figured we'd make the world's biggest endurance race even more interesting by driving from Munich to Le Mans in an R8. We've also had a brief ...

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    Motorsports: How to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year
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    You want to watch/stream/identify the cars in/hear/Like/Tweet the 90th anniversary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend? For a long list of ways to consume the action that's already begun, check out this page put together by our former colleague and current friend Reilly Brennan. ...

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    Official: Aston Martin unveils new Gulf livery for Le Mans
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    Aston Martin has pulled back the sheets on the company's new Gulf livery for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Penned by Jonathan Wesley, the Number 97 Vantage GTE will wear the colors throughout race week as the car prepares to compete in the 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans. Darren Turner, Stefan ...

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    Official: Bentley Continental, Mulsanne get Le Mans limited editions
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    Bentley is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with two special edition model. Both the Mulsanne and Continental lines can now be fitted with six new specification packages to mark the event, each named after a famous racer from the automaker's past. Each package one ...

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    Official: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR makes official debut
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    Porsche is ready to go racing in 2013, showing off a new 911 RSR today that is scheduled to compete in several endurance events this year. Based on the current 991 911, the new RSR will compete in the 2013 season of the World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will not, ...

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    Official: Alpine unveils N36 LMP2 car that will race in 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    This is the Alpine LMP2 competitor you'll see contesting European endurance races this year, including The 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Parent company Renault showed off the N36 racer at its atelier in Paris, the blue and orange a switch from the yellow, black and white livery Alpine wore last ...

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    Motorsports: Renault taking Alpine endurance racing, enters 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    Renault isn't letting up with the return of its Alpine brand. After announcing a partnership with Caterham to bring a new Alpine to market by 2015 (now expected by 2016), the French firm has announced it is taking Alpine racing again in the European Le Mans Series this year – and that ...

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