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19Mazda details diesel prototype at Daytona test

Diesel has without a doubt become the dominant fuel in the modern era of endurance racing. The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been won under diesel power for the past eight years running, as has every race in the FIA World Endurance Championship since its inauguration in 2012. Yet there will only be one diesel prototype entered in the top tier of the new Tudor United SportsCar Championship this year, and it belongs to Mazda.

9Lola shuttered as administrator unable to find buyer for bankrupt automaker

When Lola Cars International filed for bankruptcy in May of this year, the expectation was that a buyer would be found because, after all, it's Lola. Over the past 54 years, the British racecar builder has had its aluminum and carbon fiber fingers in every top series and a cornucopia of feeder series', and it continues to have cars racing on tracks as you read this. A report on Speed puts paid to that, however, with word that no suitable buyer came forward and hence the division has been shut do

8Caterham SP/300.R claims new record at Cholmondeley [w/video]

We don't envy the British for many things – certainly little in the dental or gastronomical fields – but they do know how to put on a car show, we'll give them that. While the conventional London Auto Show may not be at the same level as the shows in Frankfurt, Paris or Geneva, the English take things one step further with moving expositions that put any other to shame. Forget Top Gear Live, we're talking about the Goodwood Festival of Speed that's coming up soon, and the Cholmondele

11Lola files for bankruptcy

Lola may not be a name recognized by the average consumer, but racing fans will know it well. The British concern has built and continues to build race cars that have spanned an enormous variety of series and disciplines since its founding in 1958, including (but not limited to) Formula One, Le Mans, CART and just about every formula feeder series you could think of, including Formula Two, Formula 3, Formula 3000, Formula 5000 and A1GP. Now, unfortunately, the company is filing for bankruptcy pr

9Lola LMP2 racer sure looks like a Lotus

Lotus, we're sorry to say, promised a lot but delivered very little this year in Geneva. But that doesn't mean its show stand was without its eye candy. Feast your eyes on this new LMP2 racer.

14Lotus headed to Le Mans with Lola LMP2

The suitably rapid expansion of the Lotus Racing division is showing no signs of slowing down. The British marque has its own Formula One team, is supplying engines to the IndyCar Series, oversees both GP2 and GP3 teams, has competition versions of its road cars in various GT and rally championships, runs its own karting program, and offers enthusiasts top-notch trackday programs with the Evora GT and Exos/Type 125 single-seater. But that's not enough: now Lotus is gearing up to take on Le Mans.

23Drayson Racing presents 850 hp electric racer at Low Carbon Racing Conference

Last year, Drayson Racing and Lola announced they would partner on an all-electric race car and now, at the 6th MIA International Low Carbon Racing Conference, the very impressive result of their collaboration has been revealed. The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV is an 850-horsepower (640-kW) monster that will seek to destroy many an electric vehicle speed record this year, while simultaneously serving as a development platform for a different design Drayson Racing will bring to the 2013 FIA Forumula E s

10Lola wants back into F1

F1 cars aren't made by teams. They're not made by automakers, either. They're made by chassis constructors. And few have the kind of experience in the field that Lola has.

5Dyson Racing to distribute Caterham-Lola SP/300.R in U.S.

It's official, ladies and gents: the Caterham SP/300.R is coming to America. (What, the ladies read Autoblog too. Right?)

10Caterham counts far beyond Seven with new SP/300R [w/video]

Caterham SP/300R – Click above for high-res image gallery

1Aston Martin looks set to flood Le Mans grids with new prototype

Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 – Click above for high-res image gallery

9REPORT: Aston Martin to develop all-new LMP1 car for 2011

Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 - click above for high-res image gallery

22Grand Primer: A dozen new teams lodge bids to enter F1

Whatever the outcome of the standoff between the Formula One Teams Association and the FIA, it was clear from the get-go that F1 was to change dramatically. As it turned out, the two parties – the first representing the teams currently participating in the sport and the second its governing body – have apparently reconciled their differences.

12Formula Shuffle: Lola, Aston Martin reportedly considering F1 entries; Mercedes to leave?

A string of reports over the past couple of days are emerging to paint a picture of a potentially huge reshuffle of the Formula One grid and the players involved as early as next season. The FIA and the teams are planning another round of regulation changes to further curb costs in F1, but while that might entice some, for others it could be too little too late.

2Video from the Sexy Green Car Show from Newconsumer.tv

The Sexy Green Car Show... right. I am not entirely sure that those words should all be brought together in the same sentence, but... whatever. I do think that the premise of the show is a sound one. Showing consumers what is currently available, what may soon be available and what may soon be possible when it comes to alternative energy vehicles is clearly a step in the right direction. So, to help do just that, we present you with this video. The video was provided by Newconsumer.tv and placed

10Mazda announces ALMS entry, rotorheads weep

That thing got a rotary in it? Nope, not this year. Dashing the hopes of Rotorheads everywhere, Mazda announced that it will be using an AER built conventional engine in its 2007 ALMS cars. Looks like pride and heritage will take a back seat to winning. As MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Manager Steve Sanders explained, the rules just make it too difficult for a rotary to be competitive right now. But this new AER-developed 2.0-liter 4 promises to offer a lot in the way of Zoom-Zoom.

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