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    Audi e-tron Spyder plug-in diesel hybrid concept shows up at LeMans
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    Audi keeps growing its e-tron lineup. The automaker unveiled an electrified monster at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, only this time 'round, the low-slung hybrid came sans-top. It's that vehicle – the e-tron Spyder plug-in diesel hybrid concept – that Audi brought to LeMans this weekend. ...

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    TTXGP and FIM may hold "joint rounds" and a "unifying" final
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    The TTXGP and FIM ePower electric motorcycle racing series have both announced their 2011 calenders. Along with an amazing assortment of venues comes news the two organizations may be holding "joint rounds," including a "unifying" season-ending final. This means teams from both series will be ...

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    Geneva 2011: Peugeot 908 Hybrid4 looks ready for Le Mans
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    2011 Peugeot 908 Hybrid4 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Peugeot is looking for ways to add an environmentally-conscious side to its endurance racing efforts of late, and brought yet another one of its ideas to this year's Geneva Motor Show. The Peugeot 908 Hybrid4 uses hybrid ...

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    Citroën Survolt takes to the track at Le Mans Classic [w/video]
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    Citroën Survolt race car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We thought the Citroën Survolt Concept was pretty cool when we first saw it at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. We think it's much, much cooler now, though. Why? Perhaps because the crazy French automaker ...

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    Paul Drayson reflects on the "greening" of Le Mans
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    Drayson Racing Lola-Judd – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the basic premise of "green racing" is certainly open to debate, it's hard to argue that any form of motorsports has done more to promote the idea that efficiency and alternative fuels can go hand-in-hand with ...

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    More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power
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    Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On Thursday, June 10, the Automobile Club de L'Ouest (ACO), which organizes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, held its annual press conference and announced new technical regulations for the 2011 event as well as the European ...

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    Audi e-tron spins around the track at 24 Hours of Le Mans *UPDATE
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    Audi e-tron at Le Mans – Click above for high-res image
    We've seed the Audi e-tron on the road, had a chance to sit shotgun for a quick ride and have taken our share of pictures of this R8-based electric car. None of these things, though, is quite as fun as taking the car around the track ...

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    Audi TDI triumphs again at Le Mans with variable geometry turbos
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    By now you've no doubt heard that Audi returned to the top of the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year after losing out to Peugeot in 2009. Even though the Audi R15+ was much improved this year, it still didn't have the outright speed to match the French diesels. Still, the extra speed did ...

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    Hybrid powertrains approved for 2011 Le Mans
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    Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Automobile Club de L'Ouest (ACO), which organizes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, announced some new technical regulations this week that mirror what has been happening in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). For 2011, the ...

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    Diesels grab first 7 slots in first Le Mans qualifying session, Peugeot on top
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    Peugeot 908 HDi practicing for 2010 Le Mans – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like the Peugeot and Audi diesels will again be the cars to keep up with at Le Mans this year. During Wednesday night's first qualifying session for this weekend's 24-hour-race, the four Peugeot ...

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    FIM holds first e-Power race - was it a flop?
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    After flirting with the idea of teaming up with the TTXGP after the inaugural Isle of Man event last summer, the FIM (that's the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme in everyday English French) decided instead to go it alone and hold it's own stinkin' electric motorcycle road ...

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    Peugeot diesels take top spots at 12 hours of Sebring
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    2010 12 Hours of Sebring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It has been said that the automobile was born in Germany, but it went to finishing school in France. We think that was supposed to be in reference to Bugatti, but in celebration of their first ever win at the Twelve Hours of ...

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    Audi focuses on efficiency while updating R15 for Le Mans 2010
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    2010 Audi R15+ TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After being soundly defeated at Le Mans in 2009 for the first time in a decade, Audi went back to work on improving its then-still-fresh R15 TDI prototype. Race cars need to be able to run reliably and run long distances between ...

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    Report: 2011 Audi Le Mans Prototype could switch to V6 diesel with KERS
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    Audi R15 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At some point in the coming months, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the organizing body for the the 24 hours of Le Mans, is expected to release a new set of technical regulations for the prototype classes. Among the changes the ACO ...

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    Geneva Preview: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an interesting about-face, Porsche has revealed the first images and details on its new racer, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Based on the rear-drive 911 GT3 R that's set to take to the track in privateer hands later this year, ...

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    Audi adds 3 new drivers to its 2010 R15 TDI lineup
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    Audi R15 TDI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After finally losing the top spot on the Le Mans podium to Peugeot last June, Audi is bound and determined to recapture victory this year. To that end, the automaker has signed on three new drivers for this year's squad, including one Peugeot ...

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    REPORT: Toyota Supra HV-R GT hybrid coming to LeMans
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    Toyota Supra HV-R GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's pulled out of F1, but that doesn't mean the company has lost its will to win with cutting edge tech. Rumors suggest it's dusting off the underpinnings of the Hybrid Supra HV-R it used to win the Tokkachi 24-Hour race two years ...

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    Team Oreca to get first private Peugeot 908 HDi LMP1 in 2010
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    For the past three years, Peugeot has had what has generally been considered to be the fastest Le Mans Prototype in the world, if not always the most reliable. The diesel-powered 908 HDi has consistently won pole positions and races until finally capturing the 24 of Le Mans this year. Throughout ...

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    Audi commits to new Le Mans Intercontinental Cup for 2010
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    Audi R15 TDI - click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the past decade, Audi has consistently used Le Mans prototype racing as a venue for proving out and improving technology that gets fed into production cars. That includes gasoline direct injection and clean diesel. Following the recent ...

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    ACO reveals 2010 Le Mans rules, diesels get more weight, less air
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    The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which sanctions the 24 Hours of Le Mans and provides the basis for the rules used in the American Le Mans Series, has just published its rules changes for 2010. The updates for next year are mainly targeted at tightening competition while maintaining series ...

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