Tag Archives: 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Aston Martin Vulcan is going racing…sort of

Aston Martin is in full attack as it dives headlong into its Second Century plan. The cars are aggressive yet still beautiful, and at every level of performance and price being offered. Near the top of the hill sits the mighty Vulcan tracak car. This 830-horsepower super machine appears poised to dominate any race track upon which it's placed, though it...

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BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

You've seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series. The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town's famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed at Le Mans was in 2011, when its M3 GT race car finished...

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Brabham BT62 tipped to spawn road car, Le Mans racer

Brabham this week revealed its new BT62 supercar and already there's talk of additional versions. The BT62 that debuted in London on Wednesday is a track-only model limited to 70 units, the number representing 70 years since Brabham founder and namesake Jack Brabham started his racing career. But in an interview with Motoring, David Brabham, the son of the...

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2018/2019 Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 ready to take on Le Mans

Toyota has revealed its TS050 Hybrid challenger for the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, the car that will likely see the Japanese automaker secure its first win in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, the event highlight. The TS050 Hybrid is designed for the premier LMP1 class, in which Toyota is the sole manufacturer after Porsche quit the class at...

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Fernando Alonso will race at Le Mans with Toyota

McLaren on Tuesday confirmed that star driver Fernando Alonso will take time out from his busy schedule in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to contend some rounds for Toyota in the 2018/2019 super season of the World Endurance Championship. Yes, we're finally going to see the double-F1 world champion behind the wheel of a competitive car in top-level...

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First LMP1 racer for revamped 2018/2019 WEC season revealed

Most readers won't be familiar with the Ginetta name but that should change in the very near future. The British motorsport company is one of the biggest race car constructors in the world, and it also offers a line of sports cars for road use. Now Ginetta's also offering a race car for top level endurance racing: the G60-LT-P1. As the name implies...

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Class-winning Le Mans racer rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage

If someone ever utters the phrase, "Do you want to see my class-winning Le Mans race car?" to you, the answer is always yes. It's unlikely that you'll hear such a phrase, however, unless your first name is Jay and your last one Leno. Such a phrase was said to Jay, and thankfully he answered correctly. That's why we get to watch him and his pal Bruce Meyer...

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Toyota to remain in World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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Alonso tests Toyota LMP1, Hartley signed by Toro Rosso F1 team

Fernando Alonso is testing the waters in more race series outside of Formula 1 than just the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Spaniard is already confirmed to be competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona next January, the opening race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and now he's spent some time testing Toyota's TS050...

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Toyota hints at staying in the World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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