The Ford GT apparently shares more with the Ferrari marque it battled against at Le Mans than we thought. Just like the intense, passionate Italian infernos we know and love, the Ford GT, too, is pretty flammable. Read more...
The Le Mans prototype is helping Porsche test and refine electrification technology that will trickle down to the production car.
Porsche is testing a high-voltage electric powertrain in the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid. We'll see it in a production version EV before too long. Continue reading First all-electric Porsche will use Le Mans 919 Hybrid tech First...Show More Summary
There was a notable lack of acrimony between Ford and Ferrari post-Le Mans.
GIF via YouTube What’s the best way to follow up winning the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans? Winning the 100th anniversary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is pretty far up the list. That’s what Porsche 919 driver Romain Dumas did a week after Le Mans, and his bone-shakingly rough PPIHC onboard video is simply unreal. Read more...
Originally appeared on Automoblog.net It is sometimes called the “Ferrari killer” becasue of its famed performance capabilities. Recently, Ford captured a historic win at Le Mans, finishing ahead of their longtime adversary. The fifty...Show More Summary
1963 Ferrari 330 Le Mans Berlinetta One of only four examples built, it was the first to hit 186.4 mph at Le Mans’ Mulsanne Straight… Viju Mathew
Ford is set to introduce the GT supercar for the 2017 model year and revive the iconic nameplate after an 11-year hiatus. Launched just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original GT40’s win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the new GT is more than just a spectacular revival. Show More Summary
Running footage of famous cars and famous people at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe. Continue reading Watch four hours of fantastic machinery at Le Mans Classic 2016 Watch four hours of fantastic machinery at Le Mans Classic 2016 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
In honor of its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford will be lighting up its headquarters in Dearborn, MI – just like it did 50 years ago. Continue reading Ford to celebrate Le Mans victory by lighting up HQ Ford to celebrate Le Mans victory by lighting up HQ originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:01:00 EDT. Show More Summary
Offered for public sale for the first time in nearly two decades, RM Sotheby?s has announced that one of the most important and original Jaguar D-Types in existence will headline its flagship Monterey sale, August 19?20 in California. Show More Summary
Sandbagging has come up a lot in sportscar racing lately. Every team got busted for sandbagging before the 24 Hours of Daytona, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT and Ferrari 488 didn’t show their true pace before qualifying. How do teams trick officials into thinking cars are slower than they are? Read more...
GIF via YouTube Please enjoy this clip of 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, ex-Formula One driver and Sky Sports F1 commentator Johnny Herbert eating it on a hoverboard. Read more...
1979 Porsche 935 The 1979 Porsche 935 the actor drove in his premiere at Le Mans may sell for up to $5.5 million… Viju Mathew
The roadgoing, supercar version of the Ford GT race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month is going to start hitting the streets pretty soon. Very few will be built: 250 this year, and 250 next year. And that's it. A total of...Show More Summary
Red Bull Racing has brought its F1 know-how to Aston Martin and together they've come up with the AM-RB 001, a naturally aspirated V-12 hypercar that will allegedly be faster around a track than a Le Mans LMP1 car.
A 1960 Chevrolet Corvette long thought lost to history was finally found in 2012. The car was one of three Corvettes fielded in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans by legendary American sportsman Briggs Cunningham, and now it’s been fully restored to its former glory. It was displayed in restored form for the first time on the sidelines of the 2016...
Audi has been racing cars for nearly a century — the automaker traces its competitive roots back to Auto Union in the 1930s. Today’s on-track efforts, such as those at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, allow the automaker to engineer, test, and...Show More Summary
After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans just one week earlier, driver Romain Dumas headed to Pikes Peak Colorado and flew through the course in just 8:51.445 in his Norma M20 RD Limited Spec racer. The footage is shaky as hell, but still completely amazing.