24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France will take place June 14-15. Delightfully, Digital Trends will be trackside with Audi to cover all the racing action. Over the next six months, we’ll be ramping up to our coverage with not only weekly updates on the Audi R18 e-tron quattro racers, we’ll also be looking into the history of the track and the race, movies inspired by Le Mans, and the automotive technologies that have trickled down over the years into road-going cars of today. We’ll have at least one new Le Mans story leading up to the race. So be sure to check back here often for all of Digital Trends special 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans coverage.

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How the tech from the crazy cars of Le Mans will make it to your garage

One of the most grueling and competitive races in the world isn’t just about a trophy -- it’s about advancing automotive technology. And many of the advancements from this year’s prototypes will make it to next year’s showrooms.

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Tech, tires and tears at 24 Hours of Le Mans

New regulations have effectively reset the 91-year-old 24 Hours of Le Mans race back to year zero. Although on new ground, the top three competitors, Toyota, Audi, and Porsche, had a fierce battle to the finish.

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Nissan ZEOD RC completes all-electric Le Mans lap … but retires shortly after

The Nissan ZEOD RC achieved its maker's goal of an all-electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but not much else. The experimental plug-in hybrid expired less an an hour into the race.

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As if Aston Martins weren’t cool enough, its GT cars are getting A/C powered by the sun

Aston Martin has teamed with Hanergy Global Solar to develop solar panel films for the back windows of its GT cars. Not only does the tech keep the drivers cool, it keeps the race car’s engine free of accessory drag.

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Three reasons to watch (and care about) the 24 Hours of Le Mans race this weekend

If you’ve never followed or cared about the 24 Hour of Le Mans race, this year might be the year to start. Not only do the teams race four 24 hours straight, they also have to meet new efficiency benchmarks. The technology honed for Le Mans has always made…

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Audi driver escapes major Le Mans crash with minor injuries

Audi driver Loïc Duval suffered only minor abrasions after losing control of his R18 e-tron quattro prototype and colliding with a barrier. His teammates will resume 24 Hours of Le Mans qualifying tonight.

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