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Acura is the luxury vehicle marque of Japanese automaker Honda.
Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.
Alexandre Prémat (born 5 April 1982) is a multiple-championship winning French racing driver.
Allan McNish (born 29 December 1969) is a British former racing driver, commentator, and journalist from Scotland.
The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada.
André Lotterer (born 19 November 1981) is a Belgian-German professional racing driver currently racing for Rebellion Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 class and for Techeetah in the FIA Formula E Championship.
Andy Meyrick (born 4 September 1985) is a British racing driver currently competing in the United SportsCar Championship and the Blancpain Endurance Series.
An anti-roll bar (roll bar, anti-sway bar, sway bar, stabilizer bar) is a part of many automobile suspensions that helps reduce the body roll of a vehicle during fast cornering or over road irregularities.
Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles.
The Audi R15 TDI, commonly abbreviated to the R15, is a Le Mans Prototype (LMP) racing car constructed by the German car manufacturer Audi AG.
The Audi R8 is a Le Mans Prototype sports-prototype race car introduced in 2000 for sports car racing as a redevelopment of their Audi R8R (open top LMP) and Audi R8C (closed top LMGTP) used in 1999.
Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (English: Automobile Club of the West), sometimes abbreviated to ACO, is the largest automotive group in France.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.
Autosport is a weekly magazine covering motorsport, published in the United Kingdom every Thursday.
Ballast weight is something that is added to a race car to alter its performance.
ByKolles Racing, formally known as Kodewa GmbH & Co.
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.
Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Champion Racing was a sports car racing team based in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.
Charles Zwolsman (6 August 1955 – 21 January 2011) was a Dutch drug dealer and professional racecar driver and team owner.
Christian Bakkerud (3 November 1984 – 11 September 2011) was a Danish racing driver, who competed in the 2007 and 2008 GP2 Series seasons, albeit hindered by a recurrent back injury.
Christijan Albers (born 16 April 1979 in Eindhoven) is a Dutch professional racing driver.
Colin Kolles (born Călin Colesnic 13 December 1967 in Timişoara, Romania) is the former team principal and managing director of the Hispania Racing F1 Team, previously holding a similar position at the team known under the names Jordan, Midland, Spyker and Force India from 2005 to 2008.
The Commer TS3 was a diesel engine fitted in Commer trucks built by the Rootes Group in the 1950s and 1960s.
Common rail direct fuel injection is a direct fuel injection system for diesel engines.
Compacted graphite iron (CGI), also known as vermicular graphite iron (GJV, VG, JV or GGV from the "Gusseisen mit Vermiculargraphit") especially in non-English speaking countries, is a metal which is gaining popularity in applications that require either greater strength, or lower weight than cast iron.
The cylinder block is an integrated structure comprising the cylinder(s) of a reciprocating engine and often some or all of their associated surrounding structures (coolant passages, intake and exhaust passages and ports, and crankcase).
Dallara Automobili is an Italian chassis manufacturer for various motor racing series, being most notable for its near-monopoly in Formula Three since 1993.
The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM, German Touring Car Masters) is a touring car series sanctioned by DMSB and ITR who has been an affiliation of FIA since 1976 and 2003 respectively.
Diesel automobile racing can refer to any use of diesel as a fuel for racing cars.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine.
In automobiles, a double wishbone suspension is an independent suspension design using two (occasionally parallel) wishbone-shaped arms to locate the wheel.
Emanuele Pirro (born 12 January 1962, in Rome, Italy) is an Italian former Formula One driver and five time Le Mans 24-hour winner.
The European Le Mans Series (ELMS) is a European sports car racing endurance series inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and run by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO).
Frank Biela (born 2 August 1964 in Neuss) is an auto racing driver, mainly competing in touring cars and sportscar racing.
The fuel economy of an automobile is the relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.
Fuel injection is the introduction of fuel in an internal combustion engine, most commonly automotive engines, by the means of an injector.
Garrett AiResearch was a manufacturer of turboprop engines and turbochargers, and a pioneer in numerous aerospace technologies.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
The GP2 Series was a form of open wheel motor racing introduced in 2005 following the discontinuation of the long-term Formula One feeder series, Formula 3000.
A HANS device (Head and Neck Support device), also known as a head restraint, is a safety item compulsory in many car racing sports.
Homologation (Greek homologeo, ὁμολογέω, "to agree") is the granting of approval by an official authority.
Ingolstadt (Austro-Bavarian) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, in the Federal Republic of Germany.
An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) is a North American various auto racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America.
Joest Racing is a sports car racing team that was established in 1978 by former Porsche works racer Reinhold Joest.
Judd is a name brand of engines produced by Engine Developments Ltd., a company founded in 1971 by John Judd and Jack Brabham in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
A Le Mans Prototype (LMP) is the type of sports prototype race car used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.
List of Volkswagen Group diesel engines.
In automotive engineering, a longitudinal engine is an internal combustion engine in which the crankshaft is oriented along the long axis of the vehicle, front to back.
Marco Werner (born April 27, 1966 in Dortmund) is a professional racer from Germany.
Michael Krumm (born 19 March 1970) is a German professional racing driver who won the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship driving for JR Motorsports.
Michelin (full name: SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France.
A mid-engine layout describes the placement of an automobile engine between the rear and front axles.
Mike Rockenfeller (born 31 October 1983), nicknamed "Rocky", is a German professional racing driver, currently an Audi factory driver competing in the DTM.
Monocoque, also structural skin, is a structural system where loads are supported through an object's external skin, similar to an egg shell.
The Mulsanne Straight (Ligne Droite des Hunaudières in French) is the name used in English for a formerly long straight of the Circuit des 24 Heures around which the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race takes place.
Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan (born 14 January 1977, in Coimbatore) is a racing driver who was the first Formula One driver from India.
Neckarsulm is a city in northern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near Stuttgart, and part of the district of Heilbronn.
The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA.
Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA.
The Peugeot 908 HDi FAP is a sports prototype racing car built by the French automobile manufacturer Peugeot to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, starting in 2007 and eventually winning in 2009.
The RS Spyder (Type 9R6) is a racing car designed by Porsche in conjunction with Penske to compete in Le Mans Prototype Class 2 (LMP2) racing.
A restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power.
Ricardo plc is a British publicly listed company named after its founder, Sir Harry Ricardo, originally incorporated and registered as Engine Patents Ltd.
Rinaldo "Dindo" Capello (born 17 June 1964) is an Italian professional racing driver.
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile (4.088 km) road course located just north of Braselton, Georgia, United States.
Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.
A semi-automatic transmission (also known as a clutch-less manual transmission, auto-manual, automated manual transmission, trigger shift, flappy-paddle gear shift, Manumatic, Tiptronic, Touchshift, Geartronic, Sportronic or paddle-shift gearbox) is an automobile transmission that combines manual transmission and automatic transmission.
Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with sports cars that have two seats and enclosed wheels.
Team Penske (formerly Penske Racing) is an American professional stock car, open wheel and sports car racing team that currently competes in the IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Debuting at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, the team has also competed in various other types of professional racing such as Can Am, Trans Am and Formula One. Team Penske is a division of Penske Corporation, and is owned and chaired by Roger Penske. The team president is Tim Cindric.
Tom Kristensen (born 7 July 1967) is a Danish former racing driver.
Turbo-diesel, also written as turbodiesel and turbo diesel, refers to any diesel engine equipped with a turbocharger.
Turbocharged direct injection or TDI is a design of turbodiesel engines featuring turbocharging and cylinder-direct fuel injection that was developed and produced by the Volkswagen Group (VW AG).
A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.
Twin-turbo or biturbo refers to a turbocharged engine in which two turbochargers compress the intake charge.
A two-stroke (or two-cycle) engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle with two strokes (up and down movements) of the piston during only one crankshaft revolution.
A V10 engine is a V engine with 10 cylinders in two banks of five.
In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Xtrac Limited, also known as Xtrac Transmission Technology, is a British engineering company founded in 1984 by the former Hewland engineer Mike Endean to make 4WD systems and gearboxes for rallycross and later rally and racing cars.
The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race for sports cars held at Sebring International Raceway, on the site of the former Hendricks Army Airfield World War II air base in Sebring, Florida.
The 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 39th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 12 and 13 June 1971.
The 2005 American Le Mans Series season was the 35th season for the IMSA GT Championship, with it being the fifth under the American Le Mans Series moniker.
The 2006 12 Hours of Sebring was the 54th running of this event, and took place on March 18, 2006.
The 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 74th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place over 17–18 June 2006.
The 2006 American Le Mans Series season was the 36th season for the IMSA GT Championship, with the eighth as the American Le Mans Series.
The 2007 American Le Mans Series season was the 37th season for the IMSA GT Championship, with the ninth labeled as the American Le Mans Series.
The 2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season.
The 2008 1000 km of Nürburgring was the fourth round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season.
The 2008 Autosport 1000 km of Silverstone was the fifth and final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season.
The 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 76th Grand Prix of Endurance, taking place on 14–15 June 2008 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO).
The 2008 American Le Mans Series season was the 38th season for the IMSA GT Championship, with the tenth season known as the American Le Mans Series.
The Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch was the ninth round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season.
The 2008 Le Mans Series season was the fifth season of ACO's Le Mans Series.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since near the town of Le Mans, France.