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Ferrari 250 GT LWB California sells for $24 million

Although we're more focused on new cars here at CarAdvice, some classic car sales are so eye-catching, we can't help but write about them. The silver Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione pictured here falls firmly into that category with a price that, at risk of sounding like click-bait, we don't believe...

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BMW set for 2018 Le Mans return with spunky-looking BMW M8 GTE
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BMW set for 2018 Le Mans return with spunky-looking BMW M8 GTE

The 2018 BMW M8 GTE race car has been unveiled at this week's Frankfurt motor show, teamed with confirmation the German marque will make its Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race return after a seven-year hiatus...


2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition celebrates second GT40 Le Mans win
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2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition celebrates second GT40 Le Mans win

The already uber-cool Ford GT supercar has just become a little cooler, with Ford announcing the arrival of a second new limited-edition model to be inspired by the US car maker's iconic Le Mans history. A follow up to the 2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed back in June 2016, the 2018 Ford GT ‘67 Heritage Edition again commemorates a Le Mans win, however this time it’s honouring the No...


Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever
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Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever

Aston Martin Racing has placed an overall second in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London, behind the neat Brooklands Special. The 'billy cart' version of the Vantage GTE race car, which won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, was a crowd favourite at the 24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally...


Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works opens in the UK
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Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works opens in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has welcomed an all-new facility, Classic Works, in Coventry. It is heaven for car enthusiasts, where the AUD $11-million facility is used to sell, restore and maintain the company's Classic collection in what is the largest of its kind in the world...


BMW M8 teased, Le Mans comeback confirmed
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BMW M8 teased, Le Mans comeback confirmed

A flagship BMW M8 will headline the upcoming BMW 8 Series range, the company has confirmed, revealing a camouflaged example today - just hours after revealing the new Concept 8 Series show car. Described by the company as the "icing on the cake" of the new 8 Series line-up, the the new BMW M8 also marks BMW Motorsport's return to Le Mans, with a race-spec M8 GTE currently under development, and scheduled to make its racing debut at the Daytona 24 Hours in January 2018...


Audi quits Le Mans and WEC, shifts to Formula E instead
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Audi quits Le Mans and WEC, shifts to Formula E instead

Audi has contested its final 24 Hours of Le Mans for the foreseeable future, with the luxury marque announcing today that it will leave the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2016 season. The statement overnight confirms rumours that had been growing with the industry for the last few weeks...


2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed
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2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed

The Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition has been unveiled, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company’s historic 1-2-3 cleansweep of the 1966 Le Mans race. Only months after the ‘standard’ Ford GT’s order books opened - and closed - in left-hand-drive markets only, the company has released a special edition of its all-new supercar to commemorate 50 years since it took out a 1-2-3 sweep of the Le Mans event in 1966...


2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest
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2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest

To an outsider, the class formulas and regulations applied to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) can seem both baffling and impenetrable. It’s believed that Stephen Hawking once sat down with the rule book that governs the top-tier LMP1 class at Le Mans, only to shake his head in defeat and go back to something far more simple like quantum physics...


2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review
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2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review

Still yet to be confirmed for Australia, a trip to France for the Le Mans 24 Hours is the perfect excuse to drive the 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS...


Nissan and the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours
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Nissan and the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Armed with three brand-new GT-R LM Nismo race cars, nine drivers (three Le Mans rookies) and a total of more than 1200kW of power, Nissan this June made its 16-year return to the top-step prototype class of the world's most famous motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours. For motorsport fans, few names hold as much weight and significance as Le Mans...


McLaren 650S Le Mans limited edition built to celebrate 20th anniversary of race win
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McLaren 650S Le Mans limited edition built to celebrate 20th anniversary of race win

The limited edition McLaren 650S Le Mans has been created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company's victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Compared with regular 650S models, the McLaren 650S Le Mans has been styled to honour the McLaren F1 GTR took not only the chequered flag at the 1995 race, but also the models that finished third, fourth, fifth and thirteenth that year...


2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report
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2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will feature technology currently being honed in the brand’s endurance racecars. Toyota Motorsport GmbH president Yoshiaki Kinoshita told Automotive News the new Prius – due next year – will be equipped with technology from its TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer. “Our components already have parts from the next-generation Prius,” Kinoshita revealed...


Audi to join F1 in 2016, will quit DTM, Le Mans - report
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Audi to join F1 in 2016, will quit DTM, Le Mans - report

If reports prove to be true, Audi will rejoin the Formula One grand prix circuit in 2016 and, in the process, retire its endurance racing and DTM touring car teams. Unnamed insiders at both Audi and Volkswagen have told AutoExpress that the German luxury marque will re-enter the Formula One fray in 2016...


Subaru considering re-entering global motorsport, rules out sub-XV SUV - report
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Subaru considering re-entering global motorsport, rules out sub-XV SUV - report

Unnamed sources within the company have said that Subaru is preparing to invest in a return to global motorsport, but is unsure of where to spend its money. If the sources who spoke to Auto Express are correct the most obvious avenue would be via the World Rally Championship. Current regulations favour sub-Impreza-sized vehicles, so this would require Subaru reworking its WRX STI significantly...


Nissan ZEOD RC to be first Le Mans race car to do without mirrors
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Nissan ZEOD RC to be first Le Mans race car to do without mirrors

The Nissan ZEOD RC petrol-electric hybrid will be the first car to attempt the Le Mans 24 Hour without the aid of mirrors. Like the Deltawing before it, the ZEOD RC is competing as a guest of the organising committee under its Garage 56 programme, which aims to foster new technologies, different thinking and green innovations...


Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia
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Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia

The limited edition Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition has been built to celebrate the company's return to the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Just 80 units will be built sporting the vermouth company's distinctive blue, red and black racing livery. Other changes include a fixed rear spoiler and an altered front bumper with modified air intakes and lip spoiler...


Nissan ZEOD RC : 294kW/380Nm turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine revealed
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Nissan ZEOD RC : 294kW/380Nm turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine revealed

The combustion engine of the hybrid-powered Nissan ZEOD RC will weigh 40kg and produce 294kW and 380Nm when the racer hits the Circuit de la Sarthe in June at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. Measuring 500mm tall, 400mm long and 200mm wide in base form, the new turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol unit develops (for comparison's sake) 24kW more than the 4...


Nissan ZEOD RC: 300km/h electric racer unveiled in final form
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Nissan ZEOD RC: 300km/h electric racer unveiled in final form

The Nissan ZEOD RC that will compete in the 2014 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race using electric power has been unveiled in completed form. Nissan's performance division, Nismo, revealed the hybrid race car in Japan today, eight months after development started and four months after the prototype was first show at the 2013 Le Mans event...


Nissan ZEOD RC set for track debut
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Nissan ZEOD RC set for track debut

Construction is almost finished on the groundbreaking Nissan ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) chassis that is pegged to ‘electrify Le Mans’ next year. Working around the clock in the to ensure the ZEOD RC is ready for its British track debut planned for early September, Nissan engineers in the UK have been finishing the car’s carbonfibre tub and fitting the twin electric engines that will initially power the car...