July RACE TECH
FERRARI 499P: The jewel in the Centenary crown is Ferrari’s return to Le Mans, 50 years on from the works team’s last bid for outright honours. Gary Watkins finds out what tempted it back.
THE “HOLY GRAIL” OF RACING: Don Panoz billed his Green4U Panoz GT-EV as the “Holy Grail of racing”. Skitter Yaeger, Principal Design Engineer on the aborted project, examines the lessons he learned from an EV conceived to match the speed and range of ICE Le Mans GTs, then have its battery pack exchanged in the time it took rivals to refill their tanks.
LANCIA LEGEND GOES ELECTRIC! The most eagerly-awaited car of the new electric rallycross era is actually an old one! Hal Ridge explains.
NASCAR GARAGE 56 AERO SECRETS: NASCAR will win new fans when its Garage 56 entry brings thunder to this month’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Chris Pickering discovers how the team hit the aero targets required for its Next Gen Camaro to join the fray.
“DIESEL? THEY TOLD ME I WAS CRAZY!” Ulrich Baretzky, former head of engine development at Audi Sport, recalls the story behind The Diesel Decade: one of the biggest technical breakthroughs in 100 years of innovation for Le Mans. By Chris Pickering.