Officially endorsed by the ACO, 24 Hour Race Technology provides an annual review of the engineering spectacle that is Le Mans, highlighting why certain technologies are to the fore. Both Prototype and GT cars are analysed in depth in this uniquely focused appraisal of the world’s greatest twice-around-the-clock race, revealing many secrets of performance.
The 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours race saw a titanic battle between two greats of sportscar racing, Audi and Porsche. For the first time in over five years, the dominant force that is Audi was beaten to the chequered flag by Porsche, which returned to the event as a works LM P1 manufacturer in 2014.
- Intro: THE EDITOR
- Grid - The latest news from the world of endurance racing
- Dossier: SMP RACING BR 01 - New for 2015 LM P2 car, penned by Peugeot 908 designer Paolo Catone, is dissected
- Focus: TESTING AND SIMULATION - The complex world of off track testing and driver-in-the-loop simulation investigated
- Technical Review: LM P1 - 2015 was a year of impressive developments among the manufacturers in LM P1
- Insight: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS - Paolo Catone investigates where the leading teams gained and lost at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours
- Insight: AERODYNAMICS - In-depth analysis of the key aerodynamic developments in LM P1
- Profile: XTRAC 1159 TRANSMISSION - What goes into building a modern endurance racing gearbox? Stewart Mitchell finds out
- Insight: PORSCHE SUSPENSION - Andrea Quintarelli simulates Porsche’s innovative LM P suspension system
- Profile: SCG 003C - Stewart Mitchell looks at this one-off, road going GT racer
- PS : LAST TIME AROUND - Lawrence Butcher looks back on Nissan’s previous Le Mans efforts