24 Hours of Le Mans

  • 2016 Audi R18 LMP1 World Endurance Championship race car

    Audi will stop racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and focus on Formula E instead.

  • Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London
    How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

    Porsche sent a 919 Hybrid race car into London traffic to promote its Panamera 4 E-Hybrid luxury sedan.

  • Nissan ZEOD RC electric race car
    Nissan's Electric ZEOD Race Car Revealed In Full: Video

    German automaker Audi might command the most real estate at the Le Mans 24 Hour race in France each year, but in 2013 Nissan's off-track presence certainly wasn't far behind. Promoting its NISMO motorsport brand, Nissan also reserved a space for its 2015 Le Mans challenger--the electric ZEOD race...

  • Nissan ZEOD RC
    Nissan ZEOD RC Electric Race Car Dresses For The Track (Video)

    Last week, Nissan announced it had chosen a development driver for its ZEOD RC electric race car project, Spanish gamer-turned-racer, Lucas Ordóñez. This week, the automaker and its motorsport arm Nismo has allowed us a little insight into the car itself, starting with the strong...

  • 2014 Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans Garage 56 electric race car
    Nissan's Electric Le Mans Car Tested By Gamer-Turned-Racer

    Nissan has chosen Spanish video game to race-car driver sensation Lucas Ordóñez to test and develop the ZEOD RC electric race car ahead of its Le Mans debut next year. Ordóñez made his climb to fame by winning the inaugural Nissan GT Academy--a competition set up by...

  • Nissan ZEOD RC electric race car live photos, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2013
    Nissan Unveils ZEOD Electric Race Car Prototype At Le Mans

    The 24 Heures du Mans endurance race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in France, is the world's most famous endurance car race. It's also a hotbed of automotive technology development. So while Audi's dominance and the sad loss of competitor Allan Simonsen in the weekend's race dominated the on-track...

  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2013

    Audi has continued its dominant run at the world's most famous endurance race, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday. The team's twelfth Le Mans victory is also the second for its hybrid race car, the R18 e-tron quattro. France's Loic Duval, Scotland's Allan McNish and Dane Tom Kristensen took the diesel hybrid Le Mans Prototype across the line ahead of a string of other hybrid vehicles, including the second-placed Toyota of Anthony Davidson, Sebastian Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin. Hybrid technology is making the world's top endurance racers a force to be reckoned with, though Audi and Toyota...

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at the opening of Nismo’s new headquarters in Japan
    Will Nissan's 2014 Le Mans Race Entry Be A Full Electric Car?

    Every year, the organizers of the 24 Heures du Mans--the world's most famous and prestigious endurance race--set aside a special garage for a car that pushes technological boundaries. Garage 56, as it's known, has hosted some spectacular vehicles. This year will see a hydrogen vehicle occupy Garage...

  • 2014 Audi R8 first drive
    Audi Planning Diesel Hybrid Supercar With Le Mans Tech

    Audi is said to be interested in developing a diesel-electric hypercar to compete with upcoming rivals from McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari. The new model would sit above the current R8 supercar in Audi's range, giving the company a road-going platform on which to extol the virtues of its Le...

  • Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer celebrate their second straight Le Mans win - Anne Proffit photo
    Audi's Hybrid Race Car Wins Famous Le Mans 24-Hour Endurance Race

    Audi has taken an historic first victory for a hybrid vehicle at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in northern France. On the 80th running of the famous race, Audi took its 11th victory with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, an all-wheel drive, hybrid race car showcasing the best of...

  • Mazda/Lola LMP2 car at Le Mans - Courtesy Mazda
    Mazda To Supply SkyActiv-D Diesels For 2013 Le Mans Teams

    If you’re not directly involved with the high-octane world of 24-hour endurance racing, it’s easy to forget that races like last weekend’s 24 Heures Du Mans take months -- even years -- to prepare for. On Saturday, Mazda reminded us of just that fact by announcing its intention to...

  • Formulec EF01 electric race car
    Relax: Electric Cars, Hybrids Won't Ruin Auto Racing

    With the F1, NASCAR and IndyCar seasons in full swing, the Le Mans 24 Hour race just around the corner and grassroots series taking place all over the globe, the warmer months are heaven for those with gasoline in their veins. So intoxicated are they by the sounds, smells and sights, many are...

  • 2012 Audi R18 ultra and e-tron quattro LMP1 race car

    Over the past few years, Audi has become increasingly interested in developing a range of all-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars under its e-tron brand name. Earlier this week, we told you that its all-electric A3 e-tron test program had officially launched in the U.S. Now the German automaker wants to build on its previous e-tron race technology, entering a specially-built prototype car into one of the world’s most well-known races. As MotorAuthority confirms, the rumors we heard earlier this year are true: Audi has unveiled a new race car -- the R18 e-tron quattro -- and intends...

  • 2010 Audi e-tron Spyder Concept live photos
    Audi e-tron Spyder Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Turns Up At Le Mans

    In recent years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race there is an event called the Le Mans vers le Futur that takes place before the actual race in which a number of vehicles showcasing future automotive technology takes to the famous Circuit de la Sarthe for a couple of demonstration laps...

  • Honda CR-Z Racer
    Honda CR-Z Racer To Kick Its Tail At Le Mans

    It seems like green cars hitting the race track is a trend this year, and now a 2011 Honda CR-Z Racer will make the rounds at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Of course, it won't go head-to-head with the turbocharged V-12 gas guzzlers. Instead it will be part of a special...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept
    Nissan Takes On Le Mans With Nismo RC Electric Race Car

    Ask most electric vehicle fans to name an electric car best suited to the race track and the chance are the super sexy Tesla Roadster will get mentioned long before the 2011 Nissan Leaf. But a few months ago NIssan’s motorsport division unveiled its own electric racing car concept based on...

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