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    Geneva Preview: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an interesting about-face, Porsche has revealed the first images and details on its new racer, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Based on the rear-drive 911 GT3 R that's set to take to the track in privateer hands later this year, ...

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    Aston Martin announces expansion into LMP1 class
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    Never a moment's rest for the team at Aston Martin Racing. Not since Prodrive chief David Richards took over with his consortium of investors, at least. With the announcement of the V8 Vantage GT2, the team has expanded into every class of GT racing in the Le Mans Series, campaigning racing DB9s ...

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    Montoya to return to Daytona for Rolex 24
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    Juan Pablo Montoya has been a busy boy since leaving F1. After working his way up the American stock-car racing ladder – and winning the NEXTEL Cup Rookie of the Year award for his troubles – the Colombian driver is still planning on making a return to Daytona to defend his title in ...

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    VIDEO: Renault hearts 24
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    Jack Bauer is many things to many people. But one thing he is absolutely not is a small French station wagon. In fact, you could make a good case for arguing that he is the very antithesis of a small French station wagon. Although the producers of the popular Fox series 24 announced this past ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #70
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    They go on vacation, they never write, they never call, bupkis is what they send as communiques from the front. Our three erstwhile podcast participants, John, Damon and Alex, have pulled it together this week after far too long a hiatus. We proudly bring you Autoblog Podcast #70. Forty minutes and ...

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    Aston Martin Racing brings former F1 driver to Le Mans team
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    Click image to enlargeUnder its new ownership, Aston Martin continues to forge ahead into a brighter independent future. In addition to the production announcement of the Rapide and the rumors of an upcoming "DBX", Aston is not missing a beat on its racing agenda, which should come as no surprise ...

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    Heico Sportiv bioethanol S40 to campaign in 24 hrs. of the 'Ring
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    Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv is bringing a special HS4 ODIN to Germany's Nurburgring in June, but they're trying to leave excess CO2 behind. Fueled by bioethanol E85, a nearly carbon-neutral fuel, the special ODIN has been tuned specifically for the renewable fuel, and the car will be a testbed to ...

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    Speed and Cocaine don't mix
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    When we say that racing drivers are "speed addicts", we're referring to the intoxicating exhilaration of velocity, not the chemical narcotic. Cocaine is another story, as Luca Moro is finding out...the hard way. The 33-year-old Italian GT driver tested positive for cocaine in a routine drug test at ...

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    French Connection: Villeneuve to drive Peugeot 908 at Le Mans
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    Having unveiled the 908 LM racing car at the Paris show this past September, Peugeot is gearing up to race their new car in the European Le Mans Series. The French company is serious about competing at Le Mans and in the entire series, and they've signed on some key drivers to get them to victory ...

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    Indy chief crashes at Daytona
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    Tony George is a looming figure in American motorsports. He's the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, founder of the IRL and host of the US Grand Prix. But that didn't stop him from crashing at Daytona on Friday. George hadn't driven a race car since 2001, but decided to enter the 24 Hours ...

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    Audi to run on bio-diesel at Le Mans
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    Automotive enthusiasts (racing fans in particular) and environmental lobbyists don't always see eye-to-eye. Make that seldom, if ever. But greener motorsports is something over which we can definitely sit down with our compatriots at sister site AutoblogGreen. In fact, we'd go as far to say that ...

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    Star-studded Lambo Gallardo auctions off for $500,000
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    More info on that Lamborghini Gallardo mentioned in Alex's post a few days back... A Lamborghini Gallardo signed by Hollywood's finest was auctioned off at a charity event last weekend to the tune of $500,000, the most ever paid for a new Lamborghini according to auction organizers. The lucky ...

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