American Le Mans Series
Back in December, we told you about a brand new electric race car that Former American Le Mans Series veterans Drayson Racing were planning on unveiling at the 2012 Low Carbon Racing Conference in Birmingham, England. At the time, we were told the all-electric race car -- called the B12/69EV -- would be used to show the racing world the car that Drayson Racing will enter into the 2013 FIA Formula E world championship. Other than its unusual name, Drayson Racing kept quiet. That is, until yesterday, when the Lola Group and Drayson Racing unveiled their jointly-developed all-electric race car...
Porsche Launches Version 2.0 Of Amazing 911 GT3 R Hybrid Racer
If at first you don't succeed ... make your race car better. That's the principle behind yesterday's launch of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0. It's the second iteration of Porsche's ground-breaking 911 endurance racer fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, or KERS. The first version of the...John Voelcker
Peugeot, Audi Diesels Lead Petit Le Mans, Porsche Hybrid Finishes Race
Endurance racing has more than its share of heartbreak. For Porsche Motorsport, this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta provided sweet relief to a galling memory: Its unique 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car retired less than two hours before the checkered flag during May's 24 Hours of Nurburgring...John Voelcker
Tuning Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car: It's All Software
Road Atlanta -- Two days before the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid competes for the first time on U.S. soil, the head of its development team said the company plans further development of the technology. Dr. Daniel Armbruster, whose official title is manager of the motorsports development process for the...John Voelcker
Testing World's Fastest Hybrid Racer: Long 'Still Charged Up'
What's it like driving the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the world's fastest hybrid vehicle? Ask driver Patrick Long, and he'll tell you he's "still pretty charged up (forgive the pun)" after returning to the States following two weeks of testing the car on the Lausitzring circuit outside Berlin. We...John Voelcker