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    Motorsports: ACO announces new LMP3 class for Le Mans prototype racing [w/videos]
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    Starting a career in formula racing? There's a whole dedicated ladder of feeder series from Formula Renault to GP2. Ditto rally, Indy, NASCAR... even Dakar-style rally raid has the Land Rover Defender Challenge. But sports endurance racing is a bit more tricky. You can start out in GT cars, but ...

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    ETC: How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer
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    Open-source software isn't a new thing, even in the world of racing. Just take a look at the gorgeous Project Cars video game to see what we mean. What is, unusual, though, is an open-source car. And we aren't just talking about any car - we're talking about an open-source Le Mans prototype. Oh ...

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    Official: Nissan shows off Le Mans Prototype, says it's world's fastest electric racer [w/video]
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    Nissan has announced plans and details around its upcoming all-electric racing car, the ZEOD RC. The Zero Emission On Demand Racing car is said to be capable of a top speed in excess of 300 kilometers per hour (186.4 miles per hour), is shaped a bit like the closed-cockpit version of the ...

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    Motorsports: Porsche reveals new LMP1 racecar testing ahead of 2014 Le Mans debut [UPDATE]
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    Getting ready for its triumphant return to the premier racing class of Le Mans, Porsche has released a handful of images showing its new LMP1 racecar testing. Porsche hasn't run a car in the Prototype class at 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2009, but this racecar – still veiled in secrecy ...

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    Official: Audi reinvents the rearview mirror for its Le Mans racers
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    Every year at every auto show we see concept cars that envision replacing the rearview mirrors with digital cameras. They're usually the exterior mirrors and not the central one above the windshield, but whatever the case, and however much sense they seem to make, government regulations prevent ...

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    Official: Peugeot begins track-testing 908 diesel hybrid
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    Diesel propulsion isn't anything new in Le Mans-class endurance racing. Hybrids are still a rarity, but even when Toyota returns to Le Mans with a hybrid LMP1 next year, it won't be alone. That's because Peugeot is preparing to chart new territory with the 908 Hybrid4. The latest evolution of ...

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    Report: Jaguar returning to Le Mans with new LMP1
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    A whole lot of stars need to be aligned in order to get a good slew of manufacturers fielding factory works teams in any major racing series. But those factors seem to be coming together at the pinnacle of endurance racing. With the FIA and the ACO getting along with a new World Endurance ...

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    Official: Porsche gearing up for 2014 return to Le Mans [w/video]
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    No automaker has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans as many times as Porsche. Not Audi, with its ten wins to Porsche's sixteen, or Ferrari's nine. But those were all a long time ago. In fact, Porsche's most recent was with the 911 GT1 back in 1998. Since then, Porsche has been pussyfooting around at ...

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    Report: Toyota to field all-new LMP1 at Le Mans next year?
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    This year's 24 Hours of Le Mans packed plenty of action, but there weren't as many automakers fielding their own entries in the top-tier LMP1 category as you might think. There was Audi, of course, which has dominated the category for years, arch-rival Peugeot, with its diesel-powered ...

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    Audi R18 TDI debuts in full race livery for ahead of Le Mans
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    The domination of racing teams and the factories that support them wax and wane across countless motorsports disciplines around the world from year to year. But arguably none has continued to dominate like Audi at Le Mans. Since the turn of the millennium, Audi has won the iconic French ...

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    Nissan announces return to Le Mans with Signature LMP2
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    Signature Nissan LMP2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Could this be the first encouraging sign of Japanese automakers returning for international motor racing? The past few years saw such giants as Toyota and Honda pulling out of Formula One and Subaru withdrawing from the World ...

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    Caterham counts far beyond Seven with new SP/300R [w/video]
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    Caterham SP/300R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The concept of the track car is a relatively new one, bridging the divide between racing cars and road cars. And with the confines of street driving constricting the enjoyment of sports cars on public roads, more and more drivers ...

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    Peugeot announces next-generation 90X Le Mans Prototype
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    Peugeot 90X – Click above for high-res image gallery
    French automaker PSA's assault on Audi is never-ending. As if the likes of the Peugeot RCZ and Citroën C5 weren't enough to challenge their German rival in the showroom, Citroën is striving to eclipse Audi's achievements on the ...

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    Roush Yates to supply Ford EcoBoost V6 for 2011 ALMS competition
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    Roush Yates Engines has announced that it will be offering up a race-prepared version of Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for American Le Mans Series prototype competition in 2011. Roush Yates is developing the engines for use under the new 2011 LMP2 rules that require production-based engines. This ...

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    Honda introduces new 2.8L turbo V6 for 2011 LMP2 race cars
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    2011 Honda Performance Development 2.8-liter turbo V6 – Click above to enlarge
    Earlier this week, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest announced revised technical regulations that will go into effect for the 2011 season. Much like the current American Le Mans Series rules, the current LMP1 and ...

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    Aston Martin looks set to flood Le Mans grids with new prototype
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    Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since returning to the sportscar racing scene in 2005, Aston Martin Racing has expanded its scope to cover every category of GT racing from the GT4-spec Vantage to the GT1-spec DBR9. But few were prepared for the full-on ...

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    ALMS champs Highcroft headed to Le Mans with Acura
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    Highcroft Acura ARX-01b at 2008 Detroit Sports Car Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    2009 American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Patron Highcroft Racing are heading to France this June. The team's season championship has earned it an invitation from the Automobile Club de ...

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    REPORT: Aston Martin to develop all-new LMP1 car for 2011
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    Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 - click above for high-res image gallery
    For its current Le Mans prototype racing program, Aston Martin has teamed up with veteran chassis builder Lola to create a car powered by a race-ready version of its production V12. But the current 6.0-liter twelve-cylinder won't be ...

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    Aston Martin LMP1 debuts at Le Mans Series season-opener in Catalunya [SPOILER ALERT]
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    European Le Mans Series, Catalunya 2009 – Click above for image gallery
    Ambition is good. Ambition backed by competence is better. Aston Martin Racing would appear to have both. Since landing on the endurance racing scene in 2005 with a victory in its first race, the competition arm of the ...

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    Le Mans-bound Peugeot 908's race livery unveiled
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    Click image for hires photo galleryAs you can see above, Peugeot has unveiled the official race livery for the fantastic-looking 908 Le Mans prototype that the automaker will campaign as a two-car team in the European Le Mans Series and the fabled 24 Hours of Le Mans. Those of you who've been ...

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