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 D
Le Mans Prototype
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 yes.
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 DeltaWing (albeit, to our eyes, better looking) and will m
At last year's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi took the top three spots in the LMP1 class. As fans of alternative fuels, we were excited to see their hybrid-powered R18 e-tron and diesel driven R18 ultra Adam Morath
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
In yet another win for alternative-powered Le Mans prototypes, Drayson Racing's B12/69EV set a new record for electric cars at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The emissions-free, 850 hp Lola-Drayson prototype finished the 1.16 mile hillclimb in just 53.53 seconds, taking 11th overall.
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 them from being put into production. But Audi has found another use for the idea: its racing cars.
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 Autoblog Staff
Caterham SP/300R – Click above for high-res image gallery
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 will be the first competition applicat
2011 Honda Performance Development 2.8-liter turbo V6 – Click above to enlarge
Peugeot 908 HDi practicing for 2010 Le Mans – Click above for high-res image gallery
Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Audi R15+ TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery