24 Hours of Le Mans
Apr 15

Video: Porsche returns to LMP1 with 919 Hybrid

A large topic of controversy recently, particularly in the world of Formula 1, has been whether racecars can still sound good in the future as racing series and manufacturers turn more towards greener technology.

Enter the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, which will compete in the 2014 World Endurance Championship this season (including the 24 Hours of Le Mans). Though on paper, a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine may not seem overly impressive, this new hybrid that Porsche will be using in its return to the top class of sports car racing sounds… like a racecar.

Video uploaded by /DRIVE.

Mar 25

SRT Vipers withdraw from Le Mans

(Photo: John Dagys)

The Dodge Viper made its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year for what was, in vain, meant to be the first of a multi-year program. (Photo: John Dagys)

SRT Motorsports will not take part in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Detroit manufacturer has confirmed that it has pulled the two-car factory GTE-Pro effort, ahead of next month’s deadline for the final entry deposits.

Mar 25

Audi unveils new sports car with drive through Le Mans

Tom Kristensen drives the new Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro through Le Mans, France. (Photo: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Kristensen drives the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro through Le Mans, France. (Photo: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Kristensen, who will be going for his record tenth Le Mans 24 hour victory this season, drove from the Le Mans city center to the famous Circuit de la Sarthe, showcasing the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro, which he will be competing in during the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Feb 16

SportsCars: Dempsey’s Team Selected For 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Patrick Dempsey finished fourth in last year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Patrick Dempsey finished fourth in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Actor Patrick Dempsey’s racing team has been selected to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Dempsey Racing said Sunday that its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was accepted Thursday by Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s selection committee to run in the GTE-Am class in the June race. The team was fourth last year.

Feb 14

SportsCars: 24 Hours Of Le Mans Entry List Released

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for June 14-15, with live coverage on the FOX Sports family of networks. (Photo: DPPI/FIA WEC)

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for June 14-15, with live coverage on the FOX Sports family of networks.
(Photo: DPPI/FIA WEC)

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) released this week the entry list for the 82nd annual 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Featuring 55 entries plus the experimental Nissan ZEOD RC as the Garage 56 entrant, this year’s around-the-clock endurance classic will see a number of new and returning faces in all four classes.

A total of 10 cars are set to take part in LMP1, headlined by the new-for-2014 factory prototypes from Audi, Porsche and Toyota, while Lotus and Rebellion enter non-hybrid privateer cars that will fight for top class honors in the new LMP1-L class.