How this 1956 Le Mans film secretly references racing's deadliest day

At first glance, this 1956 video is just a great find for racing fans: Mike Hawthorn, narrating a lap around Le Mans, a camera on his Jaguar D-Type giving us driver’s-eye view. It’s fantastic to watch—but it holds subtle references to the deadliest day in motorsports history, which unfolded 60 years ago this month. » 6/01/15 1:50pm Monday 1:50pm

Nissan Channels Their Inner 90s Kid With A Group C Livery For Le Mans

Porsche isn’t the only team running a nod to Le Mans’ past this year. Nissan is here to show that they’re not total newbies to endurance racing by branding its latest LMP1-class racer in its classic Group C R90C colors. Watch this awesome time lapse of the #21 car being assembled and dressed up as the ultimate Nissan.
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The Dodge Viper's Ten Cylinders of 'Murica Are Going To Le Mans

If there’s anything that sounds like freedom, it’s the Dodge Viper, which boasts one of the most glorious sounding V10 engines in production today. Now the Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R has moved off the waiting list for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so it will singlehandedly make France more awesome this June. » 4/17/15 7:50pm 4/17/15 7:50pm

Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn't pass the FIA's crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today, that item just passed. » 3/25/15 5:07pm 3/25/15 5:07pm

Max Chilton Will Bring Daddy's Money To Nissan's Insane Le Mans Racer

Max Chilton will join the illustrious ranks of ex-Formula One drivers who've said, "screw you guys, I'm racing Le Mans." Per AUTOSPORT, Chilton just scored a full-time drive in the completely nuts Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1-class World Endurance Championship racer along with Alex Buncombe. » 3/05/15 5:45pm 3/05/15 5:45pm

The Alternate Future Where McLaren Races At Le Mans Would Be Awesome

What would it look like if McLaren entered Le Mans? G24 Studio put McLaren design cues on the usual LMP1 body shape, and the results make me yearn for an alternate future where McLaren decides to run the World Endurance Championship. This car is one of the most beautiful things you'll see all week. » 3/03/15 9:50pm 3/03/15 9:50pm

Ex-Formula One Driver Adrian Sutil Might Drive Nissan's Le Mans Race Car

Nissan's done a pretty good job thus far of keeping things about their Le Mans prototype that they don't want to be public just yet (like its driver lineup) out of the public eye. Sportscar365 just dropped an interesting rumor of who one of the remaining two drivers might be: ex-Sauber Formula One pilot Adrian Sutil. » 2/18/15 5:10pm 2/18/15 5:10pm

There's Nothing A Honda NSX Onboard From Le Mans Won't Make Better

You. Hey, you. I'm going to skip over that angry sad sack over there mumbling about being forever alone, but you, there, person who accidentally slept through the only open track time all weekend (oops). Yes, you! Watch this NSX race car get flogged around at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Isn't that...better? » 2/15/15 10:31am 2/15/15 10:31am

Sorry, No More F1 Drivers Are Driving For Porsche Or Nissan At Le Mans

Nissan and Porsche announced their 24 Hours of Le Mans driver lineups this week. Sorry, there will be no more Formula One cross-overs besides Nico Hulkenberg. No Jenson Button. No Fernando Alonso. If you need help coping with this, I recommend a good, long cry with your Fluffy Bunny. » 2/06/15 8:45pm 2/06/15 8:45pm

The First Customer Corvette C7.R Is Drop-Dead Amazeballs Gorgeous

Everyone knows and loves the classic Corvette racing yellow and black. Customer team Larbre Competition just updated that paint scheme with this wild yellow, black, green and white livery for their new Corvette C7.R. And oh yes, the World Endurance Championship's favorite 'Vette squad is back in a Chevy. » 2/05/15 3:20pm 2/05/15 3:20pm

The FIA May Have Accidentally Confirmed Ford's Entry Into Le Mans

During this morning's World Endurance Championship press conference, FIA Endurance Commission President Sir Lindsay Owen Jones said "Ford has already announced their return to Le Mans, but not the WEC officially, but I think Gerard [Neveu] will be able to convince them to come back." Oh, really? » 2/05/15 12:19pm 2/05/15 12:19pm

Wayne Taylor Racing Won't Be Going To The 24 Hours Of Le Mans in 2015

Team owner Wayne Taylor told Sportscar365 today that he'd forfeited the automatic 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 entry that Wayne Taylor Racing won from their TUDOR United SportsCar results last year. Preparing a class-legal LMP2 to run would spread the team too thin when they're focused on this year's TUSC season. » 1/27/15 8:50pm 1/27/15 8:50pm