Porsche's groundbreaking 911 GT3 R Hybrid made its return – in Version 2.0 trim – to the American Le Mans Series in mid-September at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
2009 has not been a good season for the McLaren team and defending world driving champion Lewis Hamilton. Nonetheless, the team – along with Ferrari – are the only ones still persevering with the new kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS). This weekend in Hungary, the efforts finally paid off with the first-ever victory for a car equipped with the hybrid electric drive system.
The Corsa Motorsports Ginetta-Zytek 09HS hybrid LMP1 car is running in competition for the first time this weekend at the Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports park. The new car arrived from the UK just last weekend and prior to hitting the track in Utah has run only once since being completed. Driver Johnny Mowlem and team owner Steve Pruitt spoke with Green Fuels Forecast this week about the new car and revealed some details. The lithium ion battery pack supplied by Continental is basically th
Autoblog readers will recall that we reported on Lexus' plans to enter a modified GS450h hybrid in a 24-hour endurance race last month. Well, the race has been run, the results are in, and the big Denso-sponsored Lexus came home a remarkable 4th in class and 17th overall. Making the result even more significant is the fact that the Tokachi 24 hour race marked the first time a hybrid vehicle had entered an FIA-sanctioned circuit race.
Toyota Motor has announced that it has entered a race-prepped version of its Lexus GS450h hybrid sedan in Japan's Tokachi 24-hour endurance race. The car (shown above in preliminary livery) will be raced by Sigma Automotive Racing Division (SARD), a group that races Toyotas in the Japanese Super GT series.
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