24h Le Mans of 1998 The hybrid technology has become a reality in endurance motorsport in recent years, but it was 17 years ago when Don Panoz’s debuted this technology at Le Mans. The Panoz GTR-1 Hybrid Q9 had a Ford Roush V8 engine - 6.0 liter - 600 pk / bhp with an integrated battery pack Zytek 300 volt electro 150 pk / bhp. The car #46 made the pre-qualification for the 24h of Le Mans of 1998 being driven by #JamesWeaver and #PerryMcCarthy but did not participate of race. In the same year, the Panoz GTR-1 Hybrid Q9 made its first race in debutant Petit Lemans finishing in second in its category, just behind of a Porsche 911 GT1. Beautiful car isn’t ? Top photo by unknown author Bottom photo by John Brooks #Panoz #GTR #GT1 #FORD #michelin #hybrid #24lm98 #endurance #24hlm #24lm #lemans #enduranceracing #motorsport #racing #motorracing #lemansclassic #endurancemotorsport #instacar #racingcar

Stolen NASCAR Team XTREME Car Found on Roadside

The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

There was still no sign of the trailer and its other contents, which included a spare engine valued at $100,000 and racing equipment valued at $17,500.

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