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Jaguar D-Type, Shelby Cobra prototype smash auction records in Monterey

6 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The record-setting Jaguar D-Type and Shelby Cobra. Jaguar photos by Patrick Ernzen, Cobra photos by Darin Schnabel, both courtesy RM Sotheby’s. One was raced to a victory at Le Mans in 1956, while the other laid the groundwork for a car that would become the stuff of legend, both on track and on the street. […]

Life in the pits: Experience Le Mans 24h up close and personal video - Roadshow

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Experience the epic action of Le Mans from the pits. The adrenaline, the heartbreak and a full day and night of teamwork.

Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type sells for record $21.8 million in Monterey

A Jaguar D-Type that won overall at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans was sold at auction Friday at the RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California for a record price. The final bid was a staggering $19.8 million, which together with auction fees brings the car’s selling price to $21.78 million. That’s short of the $25 million estimate...

1955 Jaguar D-Type that won Le Mans sets $21.78 million record price at auction

It's painted in the traditional Scottish blue with a white cross of team Ecurie Ecosse, and it's still in original, race-winning condition. Continue reading 1955 Jaguar D-Type that won Le Mans sets $21.78 million record price at auction 1955...Show More Summary

Pebble Beach 2016: Multimillion-dollar race cars zoom into auction record books

Two vintage race cars set sales records Friday night as the Monterey Car Week automobile auctions got up to full speed. A 1955 Jaguar D-Type car, a winner at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans international competition, was sold at an RM Sotheby’s event for $19.8 million ($21.7 million, with auction...

When Audi's Le Mans Racer Meets A Eurofighter Typhoon

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

These days, your average Le Mans prototype race car doesn’t so much resemble a car you can buy as it does a 90-million-Euro single-seater multirole fighter jet with twin turbofan engines, capable of 20,000 afterburner-propelled pounds...Show More Summary

Drift King will run a Pagani Huayra in the World Time Attack Challenge

Keiichi Tsuchiya is a 60-year-old man from Japan who is faster than you behind the wheel of a car. He's finished second overall at Le Mans, won a number of national championship events, and doesn't have that wealthy race-car driver background you'd expect. He started out racing in the streets and eventually transitioned to the real deal. On top of...

After two-year restoration, Mazda’s 767B returns to the track at Laguna Seca

Mazda 767B. Photo courtesy of Mazda North American Operations. For Mazda, the path to a rotary-powered prototype-class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a long one, stretching from 1983 (and the 717C) to 1991, when the 787B delivered a decisive victory for the Japanese brand. Along the development path, one unsung hero […]

Historic Ex-Roy Salvadori Frazer-Nash Le Mans replica to be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

last weekArts : Artdaily

In 1951, the celebrated British racing driver, Roy Salvadori, debuted his glorious new Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica at Silverstone for the BRDC International Trophy Meeting. It was the race that would forever haunt himdue to a crash that very nearly ended his fledgling racing career. Show More Summary

Prototype for DeltaWing GT road car revealed

It’s been a long and rocky road for the radical, arrow-shaped DeltaWing project. The project was born as a proposal for a new type of chassis for IndyCar and later morphed into a race car for the American Le Mans Series, the series founded by key DeltaWing backer Don Panoz. The benefits of the design are less weight and drag compared to...

Ford GT: Sights & Sounds

We spent the weekend with Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing to get an up close look at their spectacular Ford GT Le Mans race cars, as they were prepped and raced at Road America. We did our best to capture what we saw and heard, sans music or voiceover, in 4K.

A Mag-Racer for Le Mans 2030

2 weeks agoArts : Yanko Design

A Mag-Racer for Le Mans 2030 The GAMMA concept explores the jump to magnetic levitation racing in the form of a wicked fast hybrid that relies on gasoline to supplement a magnetic...

Le Mans winning Jaguar D-Type set to topple auction records at Monterey

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Over the past ten years, Jaguar has clawed its way out of an ugly slumber. The revival has come on the back of a set of sharply designed, sharp handling saloons which hark back to an era where the Big Cat was all about wrapping sledgehammer performance in a velvet glove. Show More Summary

Video of the Day: Chris Hoy at Le Mans

Sir Chris Hoy talks about the transition from a highly-successful cycling career to endurance racing.

Remembering Chris Amon, 1943-2016

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Chris Amon (R) with Jim Clark at Indianapolis in 1967. Photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Best remembered for his win in the Ford GT40 Mk IIA with co-driver Bruce McLaren in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chris Amon was also renowned for his bad luck behind the wheel during a Formula 1 career […]

Chris Amon: Former Ferrari driver dies from cancer at the age of 73

New Zealander Chris Amon - a former Ferrari driver and Le Mans winner - dies from cancer at the age of 73.

The Best Weekend Of Racing In The Northeast

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Last weekend’s combination of IMSA GT Le Mans, Prototype Challenge, GT Daytona and a gorgeous summer Saturday at Lime Rock Park equaled one of the best racing weekends the Northeast had to offer. I was there snapping photos—one of the best views there is—and here’s what I saw. Read more...

Go on a lap of Le Mans in an Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin has released a video that gives us a taste of what it’s like to lap Le Mans’ famous Circuit de la Sarthe in the Vulcan. As you can imagine, the 820-horsepower hypercar makes light work of the 8.5-mile circuit. There’s no traffic but from what we can gauge the car is very quick, especially down the long straights but...

Racing legends recall GT40 era at Pebble Beach

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver deliver a GT40 win at the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans. Photo courtesy Ford Motorsport. It’s not just about the finest cars on planet Earth. The grand show at Pebble Beach next month is also about getting educated about the cars on display, and automotive history in general. To […]

Porsche Bisimoto 911BR "One-of-a-Kind"

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

In the 1971 film Le Mans, Steve McQueen delivers one of his all-time most memorable quotes: “When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.” That attitude wasn’t just a figment of McQueen’s onscreen character – the man really did live to go fast. Show More Summary

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