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Toyota GR Super Sports Concept headed for production

Toyota has used the 24 Hours of Le Mans to announce the GR Super Sports Concept, initially revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon in January, will be put into production – well, sort of...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed

Aston Martin Racing (AMR) has revealed its new Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4 race cars ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Based on the new-generation Vantage sports car, the GT3 and GT4 cars aim to build on the successful record of their predecessors, with the GT3 to make its racing debut at the Michelin Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival this weekend...


Porsche 956 C and 919 take on the Nurburgring - Video
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Porsche 956 C and 919 take on the Nurburgring - Video

Killed young, the 919 Hybrid might never reach legend status alongside the likes of the 956, but that hasn't stopped Porsche rolling both cars out side-by-side. Last week, the company used the VLN 24 Hour race to show off its now-defunct hybrid racer at a 25.2-kilometre lap around the combined Grand Prix and Nordschleife circuit...


2019 BMW 8 Series to debut at Le Mans
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2019 BMW 8 Series to debut at Le Mans

After concept cars and spy photos too numerous to mention, the new BMW 8 Series coupe will make its official debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Overnight, BMW confirmed the 8 Series will make its official debut on June 15, European time, the day before the 2018 race. Initially, the 8 Series range will be spearheaded by the M850i xDrive coupe...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 unleashed on Goodwood Circuit – Video
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 unleashed on Goodwood Circuit – Video

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is a bonafide track weapon, already nabbing the four-door production car record at the famed Nurburgring circuit. But what do race drivers think of it? In this latest video, Le Mans champions Andy Wallace and Davy Jones take the limited-run sedan around the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and share their thoughts on what is one of the quickest production Jaguars ever built...


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR remembered - Video
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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR remembered - Video

With V12s on their way out of the Mercedes-AMG range, it's worth celebrating some of the cool and wild vehicles to be created by the tuner-turned-manufacturer over its four decades of operation. The CLK GTR of the late 1990s was developed in racing guise in just 128 days for the 1997 FIA GT championship, entered in the GT1 class to take on the McLaren F1 GTR...


TVR returning to Le Mans with Rebellion Racing
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TVR returning to Le Mans with Rebellion Racing

TVR will continue its return to relevance in the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship, teaming up with the veteran Rebellion Racing team. The pairing will be racing in the Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) class, meaning Toyota won't be racing itself after Audi and Porsche left the once-hotly contested segment...


Ferrari 250 GT LWB California sells for $24 million
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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. The 250 GT LWB you see here was recently sold by R...


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...