I love this image. It’s from last weekend’s Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge (ILMC) 6-hour race at Silverstone and depicts a meeting of two generations of Le Mans Audis – the current R18 TDI and R8C from 1999.
There are few sights as mesmerising as a convoy of iconic supercars growling their way through the streets of London. Thousands of horses straining to be unleashed, clutches smouldering in frustrated anticipation; “look” I heard a young boy shout excitedly to his father, “an Enzo”.
Last month Eterniti Motors launched itself via a new landing page, announcing that its first car ‘Hemera’ would be shown at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show.
We got in touch with Mark Carbery from Eterniti, who explained that the company is completely independent of any OEM and funded by an international group of investors and a team of people assembled with experience ranging from luxury and high performance vehicles to motorsport.
Porsche has announced that it will be returning to Le Mans in 2014 with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype. The first outing of the completely new developed race car is planned for the year 2014. With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans, although sister company Audi is catching up fast, having claimed their 10th victory in last month’s race.
A stunning new titanium-effect paintwork option and enhanced standard equipment will mark out the new R8 V8 Limited Edition, which becomes available to order in the UK next month, priced from £93,935 OTR.
Audi have used the 79th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours to showcase its latest innovative model – the e-tron Spyder concept car with plug-in hybrid drive technology.
If you’re heading off to Le Mans this week for the 24 Heures du Mans race, then you’ll be needing one of these. It’s an essential guide for Les Ros Boeuf, especially useful for first-timers to the event since it tells you where to enjoy the best vantage points at the circuit and what to see whilst you’re there.
Aston Martin Racing have revealed a new race car based on the V12 Vantage road car – the Vantage GT3 will be ready for competition in 2012 and will replace the the DBRS9 which has been the mainstay of Aston’s GT3 racing programme since 2006.
If you happen to see this particular white van on the road, you might want to think twice before attempting to blow it away at the lights. You see, this is Ford’s one-off Transit SuperSportVan (SSV) – the mutant offspring of engineering project designed to showcase what’s possible after rummaging around in the Ford parts bin.
Following the launch in Paris of the Peugeot 908 in February, a diesel-hybrid version of the new car has now been unveiled at this…
If a good looking race-car was also a fast one, then this new Aston Martin LMP1 race-car would already have the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) championship clinched. Named AMR-One, a total of six cars will be built, with the factory team running one car in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and two cars at selected events.
Following in the wake of the 905 and the 908 HDi FAP, the 908 is the third car to have been developed by Peugeot Sport for endurance racing. And, like its forebears, its mission will be to extend Peugeot’s winning record at Le Mans which already features three wins, in 1992, 1993 and 2009.