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What If Corvette Racing Ran A Le Mans Prototype?

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Since Formula One has become a bit stale and stifled by regulations, the World Endurance Championship has emerged as a much more interesting “anything goes” sort of racing series. This leads to bonkers entries like the front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo prototype. But if Corvette Racing ran an LMP1 prototype, what would it look like? Read more...

Real Racing 3 Updates With Le Mans-Related Content

The 3.4.0 update for Real Racing 3 has some Le Mans-themed content, including new cars and new quests. What’s New in Version 3.4.0 Get ready, get set and get back to Le Mans where it all began. To celebrate the first year to year event...Show More Summary

Gawker Revenge Is a Dish Best Served at a Public Event Honoring Bobby Flay | io9 ABC’s The Whispers

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Gawker Revenge Is a Dish Best Served at a Public Event Honoring Bobby Flay | io9 ABC’s The Whispers Entirely Misses The Point Of Ray Bradbury’s Story | Jalopnik A Godzilla Button And Air Tunnels Make Nissan’s Le Mans Car So Bonkers | Kotaku 13 Random Russians That Look Like Famous Celebrities | Read more...

2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Touches Down In Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

Nissan and its radical GT-R LM NISMO are currently in France taking part in the official testing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which this year runs the weekend starting June 13. Nissan is entering three of its front-wheel-drive racers in the event’s premier LMP1 class, going up against the likes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota. Before heading out...

'McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' Set For November Release

In his passion project Le Mans, Steve McQueen's character Michael Delaney famously says "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." Given McQueen was famously fond of speed—and actually won his class in the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring—it's not hard to also ascribe that philosophy to his personal life. Though it didn't...

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo claws its way into Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno has the radical Nissan GT-R LM Nismo in his garage to see what the Japanese automaker has in store to challenge the LMP1 class at Le Mans this year. Continue reading Nissan GT-R LM Nismo claws its way into Jay Leno's GarageShow More Summary

How this 1956 Le Mans film secretly references racing's deadliest day

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

At first glance, this 1956 video is just a great find for racing fans: Mike Hawthorn, narrating a lap around Le Mans, a camera on his Jaguar D-Type giving us driver’s-eye view. It’s fantastic to watch—but it holds subtle references to the deadliest day in motorsports history, which unfolded 60 years ago this month. Read more...

Forze VI Breaks Nurburgring Lap Record For Fuel-Cell Powered Cars: Video

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The world of high-performance hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles has been fairly quiet since the GreenGT H2 quietly missed its Le Mans debut in 2013. The electric-performance innovators have still been at work behind the scenes though, andShow More Summary

New documentary seeks to tell the story behind Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Steve McQueen during the filming of Le Mans. Still image from video below. By 1971, the year the racing docudrama Le Mans was released, Steve McQueen was among the biggest stars in Hollywood. The success of films like The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles, The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt had finally given him the […]

Gran Turismo 6 is about to this year's most exciting race car

Polyphony is still plugging away at Gran Turismo 6, and the latest addition is one of the finest since the game came out at the tail-end of 2013: Nissan's all-new challenger for this year's Le Mans, the batcrap-crazy GTR-LM. The carShow More Summary

The Revolutionary Nissan GT-LM Nismo Race Car Has Road-Car Roots

Nissan is disrupting motor sports in a big way this summer with its new GT-LM Nismo race car, set to compete in the infamously challenging 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Here is an edited interview with Ben Bowlby, Nissan LMP1 technical director, discussing the reasons why Nissan chose the unique layout for the GT-LM Nismo and the challenges it creates.

Could Bill Ford Jr. As Le Mans' Starter Confirm The Ford GT Is Coming?

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Sportscar365 just confirmed that Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. will be the starter for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. So, what might he bring with him to Circuit de la Sarthe? We’re hoping it’s the new Ford GT race car. Read more...

Nissan reveals retro livery for GT-R Le Mans racer

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The front-drive racer's colors are a throwback to the Nissan R90C Le Mans car.

Report Says Ford GT Race Car Will Be Shown At Le Mans, America Rejoices

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

According to Motorsport.com, Ford plans to release its new GT race car at a venue near and dear to the original GT40’s heart: Le Mans. Hopefully the reveal is somewhere near the AF Corse pits for maximum lulz. Read more...

Race Version Of The Ford GT Will Debut At Le Mans

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The highly anticipated race-spec version of the new Ford GT will make its global debut at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. That’s the word from Motorsport, which adds that the race car has already made its first outing on the track earlier this month. Show More Summary

Nissan cooks up throwback livery for Le Mans

Nissan is fielding a third GT-R LM Nismo at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, featuring a retro livery that pays homage to the R90CK that took pole position in 1990. Continue reading Nissan cooks up throwback livery for Le Mans Nissan cooks up throwback livery for Le Mans originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 May 2015 14:16:00 EST. Show More Summary

Nissan Channels Their Inner 90s Kid With A Group C Livery For Le Mans

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Porsche isn’t the only team running a nod to Le Mans’ past this year. Nissan is here to show that they’re not total newbies to endurance racing by branding its latest LMP1-class racer in its classic Group C R90C colors. Watch this awesome time lapse of the #21 car being assembled and dressed up as the ultimate Nissan. Read more...

Ford To Unveil GT Race Car At 2015 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Report

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] recently started public road trials of its new GT supercar which is expected to sail into showrooms late next year, as a 2017 model. However, Ford is also thought to be preparing a racing version that we previously reported will contest both the United SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship in...

Porsche Reveals 2015 Le Mans Livery

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

With less than three weeks left until the green flag drops for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche has unveiled the liveries of the three 919 Hybrids set to compete in the LMP1 class. Unlike last year’s race, where Porsche fielded cars painted in the same colors, this year’s event will bring three 919s with distinct liveries on the starting grid. Show More Summary

Odd-Fire 552-CI Ford V-12 Le Mans Racing Engine Is Amazeballs: Video

If the apocalypse movies of the 1990s taught us anything, it’s that if you need something impossible, unlikely, impractical, and utterly awesome done, and you want it done yesterday, you call in the rednecks. This V-12 Le Mans Ford engine that never was but already is makes a perfect real life example. The donor list for this build is just...

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