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Michelin and Porsche Explore the Teams at Le Mans in “We Are Racers”

Michelin and Porsche team up on a three-part series that explores the teams at Le Mans in “We Are Racers.” Documenting the experts that make the annual 24-hour endurance race so riveting, the films focus on the people behind the … Michelin and Porsche Explore the Teams at Le Mans in “We Are Racers” is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.

Audi and Porsche squabble over future product platforms

In the buildup to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi delivered an amusing video that worked on the playful rivalry between the German brand and its favorite frenemy, Porsche. We called it sibling rivalry, and at the time, it may have been just that. Show More Summary

More Details On Ford’s Rumored Le Mans Comeback

A week ago we heard that Ford was looking to return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 to mark 50 years since its legendary first win at the event with the GT40. While we originally heard that Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] was looking to launch a new GT supercar and compete in Le Mans' GTE category for production-based cars, a new report claims Ford...

Starting 2015, Le Mans Will Get New LMP3 Class

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Getting into Le Mans prototype racing will be a bit easier starting 2015, as the Automobile Club de l’Ouest — the sanctioning body that governs worldwide Le Mans series — has just announced the LMP3 category. As the name suggests, the new class will slot right below the LMP2 category and above the LM GTE Pro. Show More Summary

Ford considering return to Le Mans with new EcoBoost LMP2

If you want to see a Ford racing prototype, you need look no further than the United SportsCar Championship, where the Blue Oval fields two Daytona Prototypes powered by an EcoBoost-branded 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. But according to the...Show More Summary

ACO announces new LMP3 class for Le Mans prototype racing [w/videos]

Starting a career in formula racing? There's a whole dedicated ladder of feeder series from Formula Renault to GP2. Ditto rally, Indy, NASCAR... even Dakar-style rally raid has the Land Rover Defender Challenge. But sports endurance racing is a bit more tricky. Show More Summary

Le Mans 2014: Porsche's return

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

This year, Porsche made its 24-hour comeback. XCAR spoke to some legends, past and present, about what made Le Mans their race -- and why they're back.

Why the new Ford Mustang should go race at Le Mans

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It's time for Ford to go back to Le Mans. A P2 effort seems likely, but what really needs to happen is what you see above. The new Ford Mustang needs to saddle up in GT350 guise and battle in the GTE class against the big guns like Corvette Racing. Read more...

Ford Planning Le Mans Comeback

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Ford Motor Company is reportedly pondering a factory GT program that will see the Detroit-based manufacturer return to the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race after a very long absence. The comeback is scheduled for 2016, SportsCar365 reports...Show More Summary

Ford To Make Le Mans Return With New GT Supercar?

A couple of years ago there was a lot of talk about Ford launching a successor to its GT supercar built briefly during the last decade. Not much has been heard since but the rumor mill is starting to spin into action with news out that the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is considering a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a new GT supercar. Citing...

Mazda 767B Tackles Spa, Brings The Noise

Everyone knows the story of the Mazda 787B. It's a glorious multi-rotor machine that remains the only Japanese car to win at Le Mans. It's a major figure in the world of motorsports, and it's glorious both to see and to hear. Less well known perhaps, is the car that came before it. It's called the Mazda 767B.. and it's as amazing to listen to, and...

Ford Reportedly Might Be Planning A Return To Le Mans

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ford's last real serious factory effort at Le Mans came in the 1960s, when it dominated for four years in a row with the mighty GT40s. And now, it might be coming back. And it's not what you think. Read more...

Your Ridiculously Awesome Ford GT40 Wallpaper Is Here

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Four times. The Ford GT40 won at Le Mans four times. In a row. Do you know what cars haven't done that? Hint: it's pretty much all of them, save for a few. The Bentley Speed 8 did not. The McLaren F1 did not. The Porsche 917K did not. The Jaguar D-Type did not. There's a reason it's a legend. Read more...

Turns out Le Mans do trackdays.

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It seems that if you are a member of certain classic car clubs or supercar clubs once every 2 years they close the whole of the circuit for you to drive on, even at night. Add this to the bucket list of automotive events I must take part in. Read more...

Ford Torino King Cobra Prototype

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Ford Motor Company has been synonymous with racing ever since the early days for the Model T, but no era brought as much success as the 1960s. By 1969, Ford already had four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans wins with the GT40, while the Mustang was putting up a good fight in the Trans-Am series. Show More Summary

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Made Its Dynamic Debut; D-Type Won 2014 Le Mans Classic

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The Jaguar F-Type reinvented the way we looked at Jaguar. For the first time in years, it had its claws out and the F-Type was one ferocious feline that caused rival companies to tremble in fear. So if that was the F-Type, how do weShow More Summary

McLaren considering return to Le Mans

It doesn't usually matter what number an automaker puts on the side when it reveals a new racecar, but when McLaren introduced its new 650S GT3 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, it wore the number 59. It was the same...Show More Summary

1963 Lola Mk6 GT

In 1963 Lola partnered with Ford to build the 4.2L V8-powered Mk6 GT and entered it into Le Mans. It then became the basis for the legendary Ford GT40. Only three chassis were made, and this is one of them.

McLaren Plans to Return to LeMans with the 650S GTE

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

British sports car manufacturer McLaren is considering a comeback to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race for the first time since 1998. The news comes via McLaren GT boss Andrew Kirkaldy, who says the company could return to the Circuit de la Sarthe as soon as 2016. Show More Summary

McLaren May Race At Le Mans In 2016 With 650S Racer

McLaren stunned the automotive world back in 1995 when one of its F1 GTR race cars claimed overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, surpassing some tough competition including many prototype race cars. McLaren never managed to repeat the feat, and due to rule changes in 1999 the F1 GTR was no longer eligible for the legendary race. Now, with a...

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