The daily news cycle already provides plenty of fodder for taking sides for or against electric cars. In the real world it’s just not that polarizing. Most people who decide to embrace electric vehicles probably understand that EVs do anything but preclude driving enjoyment; and many want to share that enthusiasm with others. That’s part of what the founder of the ever-scrappy 24 Hours of Lemons, Jay Lamm, sees as a culture clash—one that just melts away as soon as people from seemingly very different cultural places get down to nuts and bolts, with a day at the racetrack...
Endurance Racing Sans Gasoline: Biodiesel Runs At Nurburgring
The VLN is a race series held in Germany each year where the cars speed around the grueling Nurburgring-Nordschleife, a track often nicknamed the ‘Green Hell’ because it’s surrounded by pristine green hills but is also one of the toughest and most intensive of its kind anywhere in...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
EVCup Shifts a Gear as Le Mans Competitors Sign Up
The American Le Mans Series may not be as popular or as iconic as NASCAR, but it is serious, big buck stuff. So when Le Mans race veterans announce their intent to compete in this year’s EVCup, we know the time to take all-electric motorsport seriously has arrived. Founded by Lord Drayson...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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