Tag Archives: Le Mans

The ‘Revolutionary’ Marcos Mantis XP Prototype Literally Flooded at Spa-Francorchamps

Motorsport back in the day seemed like it must have been one hell of a time. In an era when it was rare to, y’know, actually take your cars out to test them before you brought them to the track, so every so often, a team would show up at the track only to find, lo and behold—their seemingly revolutionary car was a…

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans Results Are Finally Official, Four Months After the Race

The 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans started on June 17 and ended June 18, nearly four months ago. On Oct. 2, Le Mans organizers announced the official finishing order of the race. A drawn-out penalty appeal left a group of class winners unaware of whether they’d actually won for four months. And now we know, so that’s good.

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Aston Martin, Which Is in Talks for Bringing Back GT1 in 2021, Announces New Supercar for 2021

The Aston Martin Valkyrie was called Project 001. Its trackday special version was called 002. Now Aston has announced that a new 003 is coming in 2021. Interesting.

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Watch The Bizarre Porsche 961, The First All-Wheel-Drive Le Mans Car, Run Again

The Porsche 961 was the endurance racing version of the Porsche 959 meant originally for rally. Only one was ever made and its racing career was brief, but thanks to Goodwood we can see and hear what it’s like again.

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Two Wonderful, Pointlessly Obscure Facts About the Nissan R390 GT1

The Nissan R390 GT1 is a total legend, particularly the single homologation special road car. An entire generation knows the car from Playstation, but few have ever seen it in person. I did. And I found something.

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Blame The FIA For How Boring The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Was This Year

There are a lot of awful rule sets in the world of racing, but this season the ACO and the FIA have combined to produce what is perhaps the worst rule in racing history. While the rule was technically implemented at the 6-hour race at Spa last month, the full extent of its impact on endurance racing was shown in stark…

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Toyota Wins The 24 Hours Of Le Mans With Precision From Pole

After years of trying and failing, the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid has finally taken the Le Mans victory the team has so desperately wanted. In doing so, Toyota has become only the second Japanese manufacturer in history to win the race overall, following on from Mazda’s 1991 victory. While Audi and Porsche both quit…

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Old Ford For Sale Doesn’t Even Come With A Passenger Side Mirror

Look at this old thing, this 1966 Ford GT40. Right-hand drive, as un-American as you can get, and Ford doesn’t even have the decency to stick a passenger side mirror on it. What’s so special about it anyway?

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Your Spectacular On-The-Ground Thursday Le Mans Photo Gallery Is Here

Some outlets are perfectly content covering the greatest race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with stock and wire service images. And… well we do that too, I’m not gonna lie, but this year we had to send one of our own ace shooters over there to go the extra mile. Here’s his report from Thursday’s day of…

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Toyota Was Fastest In Le Mans’ First Qualifying Session To No One’s Surprise

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota’s LMP1 squad is basically the Highlander—and we’re not talking about the truck. There can be only one…factory hybrid LMP1 team remaining in Le Mans’ fastest class. Thus, we’re not that surprised to see the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid set the fastest time in the first qualifying…

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