The key engineer behind Mazda’s success at the Le Mans 24-Hour in 1991 believes the Japanese carmaker should have another crack at the big race - using rotary power. Speaking with Top Gear UK, Nobuhiro Yamamoto made the declaration while watching some of Mazda’s favourite race cars doing their thing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Show More Summary
Mazda's senior performance engineer and its North American racing department both agree: returning to Le Mans would be awesome. They just won't confirm if and when it'll happen just yet. Continue reading Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:45:00 EST. Show More Summary
Hans-Joachim Stuck. Photo by Flickr user Freewheeling Daredevil. Hans-Joachim Stuck has run the 24 Hours of Le Mans 18 times, resulting in two overall wins and an additional class win. His experience on the fabled “Green Hell,” which he first drove at age nine, is nearly unmatched, and he’s delivered three wins in 20 starts […]
The Rothman-sponsored, 1982 Porsche 956 that won the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1983 will see competition once again. Potential buyers will vie for it at Gooding & Company’s auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,...Show More Summary
Mazda’s motorsport heritage is being honored at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, currently taking place on the grounds of Goodwood House in the south of England, and tragically one of the automaker’s legendary race cars has suffered a crash at the event. The car is a four-rotor prototype racer that competed in the 1989 24...
Earlier today our man Doug made the strong case that Nissan is the automaker that takes the most risks with their products. After watching Le Mans recently, I have to give them credit for innovation as well. Read more...
Microsoft is now promoting Forza Motorsport 6 coming exclusively on Xbox. Xbox’s Graeme Boyd traveled to Le Mans, France where Ford announced it will return to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, based on the all-new ultra-high-performance supercar featured on the cover of Forza […]
In its latest video, Xcar interviews Jaguar's great test driver Norman Dewis. He tells some fantastic stories about the company from the '50s and '60s, including being at Le Mans in '55 and driving an XKE overnight from London to the Geneva Motor Show. Show More Summary
VideoThis August, RM Sotheby's will auction off a motorsports legend, the second of three Jaguar C-type Lightweights built for the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. Chassis XKC 052 finished fourth overall that year. The Scottish team Ecurie Ecosse campaigned the car in 1954, with great success. The Lightweights were the final [...]
The next major auto show may still be three months away, but this June is packed with three of the most important motorsport events the world over. Having already watched Porsche win its 17th 24 Hours of Le Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe...Show More Summary
You have to think that anyone who would cut the top off a perfectly good 1987-1992 Ferrari F40 is a little touched in the head — doubly so if it’s one of only a handful of 1989-1994 Ferrari F40 LMs ever built. But that’s exactly what...Show More Summary
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s historic victories at Le Mans, Microsoft’s Xbox hardware team has built a trio of one-off Xbox One controllers sporting iconic livery taken from the blue oval’s triumphant race cars. The controllers...Show More Summary
Episode #435 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Dan Roth, Mike Austin, and Brandon Turkus talk Le Mans 2015, tackle a variety of this week's news, and answer your questions, too. Continue reading Autoblog Podcast #436 Autoblog Podcast #436 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:50:00 EST. Show More Summary
Not to discredit all the success Audi has had at the 24 Hours of Le Mans over the last several years, but there’s a sense of rightness in the world since Porsche won for the first time in 17 years earlier this month. Luke Skywalker is a Jedi; The Cubs never win the World Series; Kale is gross; Porsche wins Le Mans. Show More Summary
Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans doesn't just happen all by itself. It takes a lot of skill, effort, and dedication - to say nothing of oil, fuel, and tires. Porsche outlines some of the staggering statistics behind its winning campaign. Show More Summary
What company competes in go karts, Pirelli World Challenge, Le Mans, IndyCar, Formula One, and basically any series anywhere? I bet you said BMW. You’re wrong. It’s Honda and Acura. And they invest in things like this, the TLX Pirelli World Challenge car. And it’s astonishingly cool. Read more...
Well...can you? I headed to the greatest motor race on Earth to see whether I could stay awake for the entire thing.
Alexander Calder’s 3.0 CSL Art Car. Photos courtesy of BMW AG. If you witnessed it when it happened, you were undoubtedly shocked: On the grid at Le Mans in 1975 was a works BMW race car, a 3.0 CSL, turned into a palette for the modern artist Alexander Calder. It created a sensation. The BMW […]
This year certainly wasn’t the first time Porsche won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Want your very own overall Le Mans-winning Porsche? Look no further! The 1982 Porsche 956 that won the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans overall—chassis 956-003—goes up for auction at Pebble Beach this year. Read more...
Though the Nissan IDx is still dead, Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura believes a more “innovative and exciting” Juke may make up for the loss. At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nakamura told evo the IDx, though “very special,”...Show More Summary