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2017 Michelin Challenge Design imagines Le Mans in 2030

Michelin loves pushing the envelope when it comes to future automotive design. The tire company often holds design challenge contests that give gifted folks a topic and let them loose. For the 2017 challenge, which is so futuristic that it's taking place in 2016, the contestants were asked to imagine a Le Mans racing car in the year 2030. That's...

Imagine racing at Le Mans in 2030 with award-winning design students

These award-winning designers from around the world imagine what it will be like to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2030. See the radical concepts here. Continue reading Imagine racing at Le Mans in 2030 with award-winning designShow More Summary

A legend reborn | 2016 Shelby GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition First Drive

Strap into Le Mans history. Continue reading A legend reborn | 2016 Shelby GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition First Drive A legend reborn | 2016 Shelby GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Edition First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

See Mark Webber take his Porsche across London

See Mark Webber take his Porsche across London Motorsports Mark Webber talks to about his unique drive through London in his Le Mans racer. By Tom Bellingham on 18 October 2016

F1 And Le Mans Legend Mark Webber Explains Exactly When It's Time To Quit Racing

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Formula One and Le Mans icon Mark Webber’s recent announcement that he’ll retire at the end of this 2016 season felt like a bit of a surprise. He gets along well with his team and his teammates, and he’s still at the top of his game. What brought him to leave his sport? One brutal crash from two years ago. Read more...

Porsche’s first race winner, BMW M550i xDrive, Ford Focus RS: This Week’s Top Photos

You’re looking at one of the rarest Porsches in existence. This 1951 356 SL Gmünd Coupe is the first Porsche sports car converted for racing, and it’s the first to claim a victory for the German marque, in the 24 Hours of Le Mans no less. Now compare the 356 with one of Porsche’s newest sports cars, the 718 Boxster. Read...

Why I'm So Tired Of The Annual Rumor That Audi Is Quitting Le Mans

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Audi Sport Team Joest is the team whose rumors cried wolf. For the past few years, rumors about the Audi Le Mans prototype team withdrawing from the World Endurance Championship inevitably appear as the season winds down. Groan. At this point, I won’t believe it until I hear it straight out of Audi spokes-Scot Allan McNish’s very own mouth. Read more...

Le Mans Winner Nico Hülkenberg Moves To Renault F1 Team, Probably Makes Bank

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The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and guy who probably deserves a better Formula One drive Nico Hülkenberg will move from Force India to Renault in 2017. Renault’s struggling team currently sits in ninth place out of eleven teams in the constructors’ championship, but, at least they’re a works team? Read more...

Audi rumored to leave top-tier endurance racing after 2017

Porsche could be pushing Audi out of Le Mans. Continue reading Audi rumored to leave top-tier endurance racing after 2017 Audi rumored to leave top-tier endurance racing after 2017 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Is Audi About To Leave Le Mans?

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Audi’s factory Le Mans Prototype effort dominated endurance sportscar racing for years—well, until Volkswagen Group sister-brand Porsche entered the mix and the diesel became a four-letter word. Now company insiders suggest that Audi could be dropping their Le Mans program entirely after 2017. Read more...

Audi to end Le Mans campaign?

Is Audi about to end its participation in the World Endurance Championship? Auto Motor und Sport, citing rumors out of Audi’s German headquarters, on Friday reported that the 2017 season could be the automaker’s last. Audi declined to comment but there are several good reasons for the automaker to exit the sport which only a few years...

A Wacky Experimental BMW Le Mans Car Is Exactly What Modern Racing Needs

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BMW has been making Vision Next 100 concepts all year long for their 100th birthday, and they’re delightfully bonkers. They didn’t just make a regular car with an alternative powertrain and impractical seats. They went full kook with crazy shapeshifting bodywork and even a car built for sharing. Show More Summary

1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund

Jay Leno got the honor to showcase a car so rare and historically valuable that he wasn’t allowed to drive it. This 356 SL gave Porsche its first motorsport victory – first place in the 1100cc division of the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. Test drive at 22:32.

Taking Your Porsche Carrera GT On The Nürburgring Is Truly Living Your Best Life

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Cars are meant to be driven and enjoyed. If you’re fortunate enough to buy the delightfully insane Porsche Carrera GT—the very car known for frightening racing legend Walter Röhrl and whose V10 evolved from a stillborn Le Mans racer—you must not let it gather dust in some collection. Go drive it. Read more...

BMW Driver Completely Loses His Chill In Last Hour Of Petit Le Mans

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via IMSA Before the Mazda Prototype retired in a ball of flame and completely shook up the end of Petit Le Mans, the two Turner Motorsport BMW M6s were in third and fourth place, which would have been a respectable result at the grueling Petit Le Mans. Then the cardinal rule of “never hit your teammate” got broken. Read more...

Indicted Payday Loan Racer, Others Owe Nearly $1.3 Billion For Lending Scheme 

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A federal judge ruled on Friday that former American Le Mans Series champion Scott Tucker, whose indictment said he extended payday loans at interest rates as high as 700 percent, and others involved in the scheme owe the Federal Trade Commission $1.266 billion for systematically deceiving customers. Read more...

Mazda Goes Out In Flames, Turns Last 14 Minutes Of Petit Le Mans To Chaos

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

All of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Prototype-class cars are being retired after this year in favor of the new DPi spec, so why not go out with a bang? Besides, well, the total heartbreak of losing an almost certain podium for the unluckiest team on the grid. Read more...

This Female Driver Just Made American Racing History

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

With a 32-point lead coming into Petit Le Mans, all Christina Nielsen needed to do was meet her minimum drive time at the Petit season ender today to become the first woman to win a major present-day North American endurance championship. All we have to say is: it’s about time, and it couldn’t happen to a better person. Read more...

Don't Feed The Bears Mazda Prototypes

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The No. 55 Mazda Prototype conked out not once, but twice in front of the marshal bears decorating the fence at Petit Le Mans. Look, guys. Once is a goof, twice is a pattern. Bears are hungry. At Road Atlanta, they’re hungry for cars. Please remember not to feed the bears. Read more...

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