If you love freedom, you really should tune into the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona today. Not only is is set to be a great race on its own—it always is—it’s also where we’ll see the rebirth of an American speed legend.
Anyone wonder what ex-Nissan LMP1 driver Olivier Pla and ex-BMW factory driver Andy Priaulx were up to in 2016? Well, they’re joining ex-Aston Martin ace Stefan Mücke and Guy Who’s Driven Everything Marino Franchitti to pilot Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s new Ford GT in the World Endurance Championship.
[The later Peugeot 905s were faster, but the early ones remain the prettiest of Peugeot’s 1990s Le Mans prototypes. Photo Credit: Getty Images]
The prototypes that raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s were so fast that they still regularly post top times at current Le Mans races. These cars run vintage races regularly, and they’re pretty spectacular.
If you’ve been disappointed with the blurpy blorp of the BMW M3’s turbocharged straight six, cheer up by listening to the glorious howl of this Aston Martin race car engine.
[Modern prototype race cars are tiny. Photo Credit: Audi]
Audi Sport debuted its redesigned Audi R18 for the 2016 race season on Saturday, and the new car will take over as the manufacturer’s FIA World Endurance Championship entry—but the team will only field two cars total.
In case your F1 GTR is not a Le Mans-winning 1995-spec car, please call McLaren at +44 (0) 1483 261500, Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:30 GMT.
The Tokyo Motor Show is a wonderful event, although the best thing about it this year was once again the parking lot. However, if you can escape for a bit, you might find something interesting. Like 13 Toyota 2000GTs in a hidden warehouse. And other stuff too.
The new Liberty Walk (and other) aftermarket kits for exotic cars are cool, but these Ferrari 488 factory race cars do widebody better.
Was the 2016 Formula One calendar specifically set up to spite the World Endurance Championship, or do the different FIA championships totally neglect to talk to each other? Either way, it’ll be hard to see many F1 crossover drives next year in WEC, as six of its nine races conflict with F1 dates. Ugh. Why?
Do you want to be hungry? Watch this cheating, winning Toyota TS040 Le Mans prototype cook a prettier breakfast than whatever you have in your house.
It’s amazing where a bit of luck can land you. Over the last few days, I’ve found myself adrift without GPS on a sinuous bit of remote Japanese rural road, blitzing along in a Murcielago R-GT without ear protection, and the lone Westerner in a Mazda fan event numbering 1200 cars - and then Yojiro Terada broke out the…
The 1980s were a golden era for road racing both in the United States and Europe. The fields of cars were incredibly varied and competitive, the action was close, and the cars were FAST. No car was more dominant in endurance racing during this period than the legendary Porsche 962. Most race cars now have a…
Following the success of Bullitt, a film about the world’s most famous endurance race with Steve McQueen as its star should have been a hit. It wasn’t. Worse, making Le Mans cost McQueen his family, his company, and many of his friends. John McKenna, director of Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans, which will be shown…
This past weekend was a sad weekend in the world of racing for many reasons, one of which was the fact that the world lost veteran driving ace Guy Ligier. It’s hard to find an endurance race today that doesn’t have at least one of his namesake prototypes. Per Sportscar365, he passed away Sunday at the age of 85.
Taking the longer route to Le Mans is always worth the trouble, even if you don’t happen to drive a Ferrari 458 Speciale or a Porsche GT3 RS like these two chaps from Evo did.
For two winners of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, this was one of the most uneventful races they’ve ever driven—and for that, they’re grateful. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a top-level Le Mans prototype or a road-car-based Corvette: the key to winning is to do everything as flawlessly as possible.