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BY: Bix

Ferrari Might Return To Le Mans

It's only been 40 years. That's not too long to change your mind.

First, Porsche announces it's returning to Le Mans prototype racing come 2014. Now we hear Ferrari might be contemplating doing the same. It's like the 1970s all over again. What's next, the return of disco?
August 01, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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BY: Bix

Porsche Shows Off New Le Mans Prototype Race Car

They're back, baby, and we're lovin' every minute of it.

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But for a lack of hobbits, Porsche's Le Mans racing history could make for a Tolkienesque epic—but unlike J.R.R.'s tales, the story of Porsche at France's most famous race hasn't wrapped up just yet.

June 13, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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BY: Bix

R18 e-tron Salutes Audi's Badass Racing History (w/Video)

It's all about the quattro.

From the Auto Union race cars of the 1930s to the Le Mans prototypes of the 21st Century, Audi has a racing legacy many manufacturers would kill for. But their greatest contribution to the realm of automotive competition can be boiled down to one word: quattro.
March 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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BY: Bix

Audi's R18 Le Mans Car Is An AWD Hybrid Turbodiesel Speed Machine

Because quattro.

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Gotta give Audi credit, because their 2012 LMP1-class contender combines three technologies most car companies wouldn't squish together, even in the focus-group-free world of racing: all-wheel-drive, hybrid drive, and a turbodiesel engine. Hey, if this year's Le Mans car doesn't work out, they could always make one hell of an SUV out of the leftovers.

February 29, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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BY: Bix

Peugeot Bows Out Of Le Mans

Blame a bunch of new vehicles we'll never see here.

The field at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans will be a bit smaller this year, as Peugeot has announced they're shutting down their endurance racing program for the year.
January 18, 2012 at 06:09 PM
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