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Nissan To Take On Porsche, Audi And Toyota At Le Mans With GT-R

By   May 23, 2014

Nissan GT-R LMP1 Car

Nissan GT-R LMP1 Car And Racing GT-Rs

Nissan has announced that they will be competing at the top level of endurance racing in 2015. This means that they will be driving in the 24 Hours of Le Mans against Porsche, Audi and Toyota.

Staying competitive with those accomplished players will take a very good machine and the Japanese automotive manufacture believes they have the right one. It is the new Nissan GT-R LMP1 car. While the car will likely (at least at first) use little of the parts from the road going GT-R, it will serve as a testing ground for technologies that may be adapted to their road cars.

In addition to racing in the famed 24 hours race, the GT-R LMP1 will also compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The 2014 season has already seen some great action and Le Mans promises to be very entertaining, but now 2015 could be even better.

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Video: Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Car At Silverstone

By   April 28, 2014

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Car at Silverstone

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Car at Silverstone

The Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car is the German performance car maker’s hope for winning at the top level of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 919 is also racing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) along side with Porsche’s GT class 911 RSR.

The first race of the WEC season was at the famed Silverstone track and the new LMP1 car had a very good debut. They are trying to take down Audi and Toyota to get to the top of the endurance world.

They had a very good first run as they managed a third place finish in the new racing machines first competition. They were aided with the retirement of the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros, even with that it was still a good first race. With a good start the engineers and racing teams will make adjustments to their cars and driving strategies to help give them an edge as Le Mans is soon approaching.

This video shows footage of the 919 Hybrid at Silverstone. It also features the 911 RSRs that finished first and second in the GT class. Not a bad way to start off the 2014 season.

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Video: Preparing For Le Mans In The Porsche 919 Simulator

By   February 18, 2014

Porsche 919 LMP1 Hybrid Simulator

Porsche 919 LMP1 Hybrid Simulator

This year is a huge one for Porsche racing. The legendary German marquee is getting ready for their return to the top level of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

They are hoping that the new 919 LMP1 Hybrid will be able to take down Audi to become the king of endurance racing. Porsche has a history of success at the famed 24 hour race and will look to pick up where they left off.

At one time race cars were tinkered with by trial and error. However, we now live in a more technologically advanced society and computer simulators now help engineers and the racing drivers prepare for the race ahead.

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Question: Do You Think Porsche Will Win Le Mans In 2014?

By   February 5, 2014

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Race Car

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Race Car

This year is an exciting one for Porsche racing fans. The German performance car maker will make their long awaited return to the top level of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Porsche has a great history of winning the famed 24 hour race and they are hoping that the new 919 Hybrid will be the next great Le Mans winner. In trying to get another victory they will have a tough challenge in beating Audi, but if anybody can take them down it would be Porsche.

So, do you think Porsche will win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Video: How Porsche Plans To Keep Drivers Safe In The 919

By   December 26, 2013

Porsche 919 LMP1 Car

Porsche 919 LMP1 Car

In 2014 Porsche is hoping to overthrow Audi as the reigning king of Endurance racing. The tool that will be used is the new Porsche 919 LMP1 car. The racing machine will need to be very fast and efficient in order to have a chance to take an overall victory at Le Mans.

Even with needing to be very fast, the race car needs to be as safe as possible. This video talks about the safety equipment and safe car design that is used to help keep the drivers safe while they battle the field of cars.

Check out the video and then let us know what you think about it in the comments.

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