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    Motorsports: Mazda details diesel prototype at Daytona test
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    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 ...

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    Report: Lola shuttered as administrator unable to find buyer for bankrupt automaker
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    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 ...

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

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    Official: Lola files for bankruptcy
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    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 ...

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    Geneva: Lola LMP2 racer sure looks like a Lotus
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    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. Developed by Lola, powered by BMW and set to be fielded by the Kodewa team in the upcoming inaugural ...

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    Official: Lotus headed to Le Mans with Lola LMP2
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    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 ...

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    Report: Lola wants back into F1
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    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. The British company (similar to Dallara, Reynard and Panoz) makes a business out of designing and manufacturing racing cars. ...

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    Official: Dyson Racing to distribute Caterham-Lola SP/300.R in U.S.
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    It's official, ladies and gents: the Caterham SP/300.R is coming to America. (What, the ladies read Autoblog too. Right?) The SP-what-now, you ask? The SP/300.R. It's the newest product from Caterham, and one of the few it has ever done that has nothing to do with the Lotus Seven. It's a track ...

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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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    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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    Universal Soldier: Lola presents adaptable IndyCar proposal
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    Lola B12 IRL design proposals – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It ain't over 'till the fat lady sings. Or so the saying goes, but while the British motorsport engineering firm may specialize in lightweight composites, make no mistake about it: In the global racing arena, Lola Cars ...

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    How Much is that F1 in the Window? Toyota reportedly looking to sell completed TF110
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    Toyota TF109 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For many Formula One teams, work on next year's car starts halfway through a running season. So by the time Toyota announced it would not be back for next season, it had already completed its design for 2010. Now that it won't be needing ...

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

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

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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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    2009 Formula Nippon cars to be made in USA
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    Thirty-odd years ago, Japanese car manufacturers began designing and building cars specifically for the world's largest automotive market place: America. Sadly, the big three never returned the compliment and have yet to design a car tailored to the second largest market: Japan. However, ...

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    Mazda announces ALMS entry, rotorheads weep
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    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 ...

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    Champ Car teams receive new Panoz chassis
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    American motor racing has been steadily moving towards "Spec", that is, each team racing the same car with the same engine and other components. The Indy Racing League runs Dallara chassis powered by Honda engines. (Although NASCAR technically uses a few different cars with different engines from ...

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    ALMS Wrap: Audi, Corvette, Intersport, Risi win in Portland
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    LMP1: Audi R10 TDI (Capello/McNish)Yesterday's ALMS Portland Grand Prix saw the Audi R10 pair finish 1-2 for the first time this season. The diesel sports cars started the race from rows two and three after IMSA enacted a late rules-change that allowed Dyson Racing to reduce the weight of its two ...

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