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Le Mans 2012 Preview: Battle of the Hybrids? Toyota TS030 Hybrid vs Audi R18 E-tron Quattro

Earlier this year, we brought you news of Toyota's return to Le Mans with its TS030 Hybrid prototype. Audi has now announced that it too will field a hybrid-powered car at this year's Le Mans race – the R18 E-tron Quattro. Similar to last year's Le Mans winning R18, the e-Tron Quattro will also be powered by a V6 TDI diesel engine producing 510HP. But like Toyota's TS030, it will also feature a hybrid powertrain. 

Porsche Owners Club Tribute to Le Mans – Not Your Average Track Day

It’s no secret that Southern California is a car lover’s paradise. And this weekend’s Porsche Owner’s Club (POC) Tribute to Le Mans once again helped reinforce that fact.  As usual, I begin my Saturday morning with my daily routine of checking Facebook updates. I read a friend’s post about some sort of Porsche event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. I figured why not – I’ll take the 45 mile drive and check it out.

I was honestly expecting to see maybe 10 or 15 older Boxters and 911’s racing around the roval (this is the Speedway’s infield road course). As I drove through the tunnel which crosses under the track and headed towards the paddock area – I was shocked by what I found. The track’s paddock was filled with somewhere between 60-75 Porsches of all years – from mid-70’s 911’s, to a gorgeous silver 904, and even a brand new $285k 911 GT2 RS street car.