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Fernando Alonso tempted to leave F1 for Le Mans [w/poll]

Saddled once again with an uncompetitive car and suffocating regulations, Fernando Alonso is growing increasingly tempted to leave Formula One behind for a new challenge at Le Mans. Continue reading Fernando Alonso tempted to leave F1...Show More Summary

Could Steve McQueen’s former 1950 Hudson Commodore be the bargain of the year?

1950 Hudson Commodore Six convertible. Photos courtesy Bonhams. In 2011, the Nomex suit worn by Steve McQueen (as racer Michael Delaney) during the filming of 1971’s Le Mans sold for $984,000 at auction. In 2013, his brown tweed sportcoat worn during the filming of 1968’s Bullitt reportedly sold for $720,000 at auction, a claim later […]

Up close and personal with the 2016 Ford GT

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

In 2016 Ford will be back at Le Mans taking on Ferrari and Aston Martin in a car that is set race as good as it looks.

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 (in the Aston Martin DBR1), Carroll Shelby wanted to return to Europe to beat Ferrari with a car of his own design. In 1964, he began work on the 1964-1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe, a car that...Show More Summary

Audi creates amazing stop-motion film of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi’s five-year winning streak at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was snapped by Porsche in June, but the No. 7 Audi R18 still managed to (...)

Nissan to 'review' GT-R LM Nismo program after dismal Le Mans finish

last weekVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The unique front-wheel-drive car could face an early retirement after struggling with reliability issues in the endurance race.

Upcoming Simeone Demo Day to focus on Briggs Cunningham, An American Sportsman

The Simeone Museum’s 1952 Cunningham C4-R. Photo courtesy Simeone Museum. Briggs Cunningham is perhaps best known for his efforts to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a car of his own creation, a dream that ultimately went unrealized. Cunningham and his team did enjoy relative success in a variety of series with their […]

Nissan LMP1 Program Under Review Following Poor Le Mans Showing

Nissan is reportedly having second thoughts about its ‘outside the box’ front-wheel-drive Le Mans racer after the team’s relatively poor showing during the 2015 24-Hour event. One of the FWD Nissans finished in 40th position, but while...Show More Summary

Nissan puts Le Mans prototype program under review

Sportscar365 reports that Nissan is having meetings in Japan to determine the fate of the GT-R LM Nismo racer after a challenging Le Mans debut. Continue reading Nissan puts Le Mans prototype program under review Nissan puts Le Mans prototype program under review originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:09:00 EST. Show More Summary

Future Of Nissan's Crazy Le Mans Prototype To Be Determined This Week

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

“We wanted to be different and competitive, we have only been different,” said Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn told Endurance-Info at last month’s Formula E finale in London. Now Sportscar365 reports that the entire Nissan LMP1 program will be under review this week in Japan. Read more...

This Is Flat Out In The Hennessey Venom GT At 155 MPH

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The straight at Lime Rock Park is barely a straight at all, meaning that you’re going to have to push hard to get real speed there. An ORECA FLM09 Le Mans Prototype will, for instance, break 150 mph. Watch this Hennessey Venom GT do 155 MPH. Then watch Travis’s face. Read more...

2017 Audi R8 First Drive

“The R8 is born at Le Mans.” So said “Mr. Le Mans,” now-retired race driver and nine-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen in a promotional video that Audi showed at the press drive for the 2017 R8 supercar. Even though the video felt like a combination of a Folgers commercial and an online dating profile...

LMP2 restricted to four constructors around the world

The FIA, ACO, and IMSA have named four chassis constructors that will be authorized to provide all the LMP2 prototypes at Le Mans and the four series in which they compete around the world, all powered by a single engine and electronics system. Show More Summary

This Old Factory In Frankfurt Is Filled With Your Dream Cars

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If you worship speed, then taking a trip to Europe always means cramming in as many car things as you can before you head back to your own dreary, boring continent. For me this year, that meant going to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But with one day free before I went home, I stumbled onto a place in Frankfurt called the Klassikstadt. And you have to go there too. Read more...

iRacing Showed Up Before Le Mans So You Can Drive It In Your Living Room

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nothing’s better than getting home, saying auf pantsdersehen to anything more substantial than a pair of gym shorts and enjoying some small-screen entertainment. If your screen is usually an iRacing display, you’re in for a treat: the lovable wonks showed up before Le Mans to scan the Circuit des 24 Heures. Read more...

Montoya admits Le Mans temptation

IndyCar championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya has admitted that he is now more open to the idea of racing at the Le Mans 24…

Speed, beauty and style – the “Eyston’s Dancing Daughters” MG PA Le Mans racer

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1934 MG PA chassis 1711. Photos by Tim Scott, courtesy RM Sotheby’s. Seeking to put the brand into the media spotlight, MG announced a bold move for the 1935 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Under the guidance of Captain George Eyston, the factory would enter three cars in the grueling endurance event, […]

Petrolicious examines a very special Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar's C-Type is legendary. But within that rare breed of feline, the 1953 C-Type is rarer still, with only three lightweight versions built to run Le Mans. Continue reading Petrolicious examines a very special Jaguar C-Type Petrolicious examines a very special Jaguar C-Type originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

This Is What The Prototype Racer Of The Future Will Look Like

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[Editor’s note: There’s been a lot of talk about how Tudor United SportsCar’s P2 class will look in the future. What kinds of cars will run in TUSC’s highest prototype class, and how will P2s relate to LMP2s at Le Mans? This write-up from Racer is perhaps the clearest summary of what’s being considered yet, so enjoy. - Stef Schrader] Read more...

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