Photo Credit: Toyota Motorsports

The Toyota GT-One never won Le Mans. It will not go down as a champion. It will, however, sit as a reminder of the glory and filth of endurance racing.

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Look at this one picture alone, taken in the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, the first year of the brutally-fast TS-020/GT-One.

It’s covered in shit.

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It’s shooting flames.

It’s gorgeous.

The brakes are glowing.

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This Toyota isn’t a winner, it’s a legend, a not-quite-cheater and a testament to what endurance racing is all about.