Tag Archives: World Endurance Championship

New Aston Martin Vantage race car ready to take on 2018/2019 WEC season

Aston Martin has a new Vantage on its hands, and that means the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department gets a new platform on which to build its challenger for the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship. Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage GTE alongside its road car cousin late last year. Both are powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8...

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First LMP1 racer for revamped 2018/2019 WEC season revealed

Most readers won't be familiar with the Ginetta name but that should change in the very near future. The British motorsport company is one of the biggest race car constructors in the world, and it also offers a line of sports cars for road use. Now Ginetta's also offering a race car for top level endurance racing: the G60-LT-P1. As the name implies...

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Toyota debuts Le Mans-inspired GR Super Sport concept

Toyota on Friday presented a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept, called the GR Super Sport, was shown for the first time at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest, where Toyota also presented its latest performance offerings and race...

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Toyota boss hints at Le Mans-inspired hybrid sports car

In announcing on Tuesday Toyota's commitment to future seasons of the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, company president Akio Toyoda dropped a major hint that Toyota might be working on a hybrid sports car utilizing technology derived from the company's Le Mans prototype race cars. “This year, I went to Le...

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Toyota to remain in World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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Toyota readies Le Mans prototype-inspired GR supercar concept

Toyota will use next month's 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon to present a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept is called the GR Super Sport, and Toyota says it was built to show how the latest technologies developed for motorsports, namely...

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BMW M8 GTE seen testing at Daytona

BMW unveiled the racing version of its yet-to-be-revealed 8-Series coupe during September's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The version shown was the M8 GTE, BMW's entry for the World Endurance Championship which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. That's right, folks. BMW is returning to Le Mans. An M8 GT Le Mans (GTLM) race car is also in...

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Alonso tests Toyota LMP1, Hartley signed by Toro Rosso F1 team

Fernando Alonso is testing the waters in more race series outside of Formula 1 than just the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Spaniard is already confirmed to be competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona next January, the opening race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and now he's spent some time testing Toyota's TS050...

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Toyota hints at staying in the World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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BMW M8 GTE racer to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

BMW has confirmed it will unveil the racing version of its upcoming 8-Series at next month's 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The version to be shown will be the M8 GTE, BMW's entry for the 2018 World Endurance Championship which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. That's right...

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