Audi dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 1, 2, 3 victory.
(Source: Road & Track)

Audi dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 1, 2, 3 victory.

(Source: Road & Track)

This year, Toyota returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the TS030 Hybrid in the LMP1 class that will go head-to-head with the Audi R18 e-tron quattros.
(Source: Road & Track)

This year, Toyota returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the TS030 Hybrid in the LMP1 class that will go head-to-head with the Audi R18 e-tron quattros.

(Source: Road & Track)

With 56 cars racing in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16, 2012, the #0 DeltaWing Nissan is the car to watch.
(Source: Road & Track)

With 56 cars racing in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16, 2012, the #0 DeltaWing Nissan is the car to watch.

(Source: Road & Track)

This may be what other drivers will see of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro Hybrid Race Car at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans.
(Source: Road & Track)

This may be what other drivers will see of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro Hybrid Race Car at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans.

(Source: Road & Track)

DeltaWing Takes Flight: Turbocharged Nissan 4-cylinder powers wild-looking race cars.
(Source: Road & Track)

DeltaWing Takes Flight: Turbocharged Nissan 4-cylinder powers wild-looking race cars.

(Source: Road & Track)

cartefact:

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition

cartefact:

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition

theautoinsider:

Audi A1 clubsport quattro and R8 GT Spyder on display at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

theautoinsider:

Audi A1 clubsport quattro and R8 GT Spyder on display at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

atomic8778 via autoblog:

Mazda 787B
Le Mans Approved!

atomic8778 via autoblog:

Mazda 787B

Le Mans Approved!

sharonov:

From Playstation to Le Mans - Lucas Ordonez proves it is possible to be fast-tracked from virtual to real racing.
cartastic:

Mercedes-Benz CLK LM. LM stands for Le Mans as the car was originally prepared by Mercedes-AMG to compete at the 24-hours event on the famous French race track.
The team decided not to use the original CLK GTR competing in the FIA GT races as they believed that the V12 AMG engine would not be capable to run for such a long period. Instead they installed the M119 V8 engine used in other racing series. Of course, the displacement was enlarged so that it was able to produce more power. Peak horsepower is around 600 (450 kW) and the race car runs to speeds up to 330 km/h (205 mph).
Along with the engine replacement, there were other changes to the car as well. Aerodynamics were improved, the roof was lowered and a new air engine intake was crafted. In total Mercedes-AMG produced 4 racing cars and one road-legal to meet FIA homologation rules for 1998.
Photo © Mark Berriman, story by Cartastic.

cartastic:

Mercedes-Benz CLK LM. LM stands for Le Mans as the car was originally prepared by Mercedes-AMG to compete at the 24-hours event on the famous French race track.

The team decided not to use the original CLK GTR competing in the FIA GT races as they believed that the V12 AMG engine would not be capable to run for such a long period. Instead they installed the M119 V8 engine used in other racing series. Of course, the displacement was enlarged so that it was able to produce more power. Peak horsepower is around 600 (450 kW) and the race car runs to speeds up to 330 km/h (205 mph).

Along with the engine replacement, there were other changes to the car as well. Aerodynamics were improved, the roof was lowered and a new air engine intake was crafted. In total Mercedes-AMG produced 4 racing cars and one road-legal to meet FIA homologation rules for 1998.

Photo © Mark Berriman, story by Cartastic.

goodoldvalves:

Steve McQueen and the Porsche 917K, driven at the 1970’s Le Mans.

goodoldvalves:

Steve McQueen and the Porsche 917K, driven at the 1970’s Le Mans.

motoriginal:

Sighting at Le Mans via Supercars.net


Looks like a cat ready to pounce.

motoriginal:

Sighting at Le Mans via Supercars.net

Looks like a cat ready to pounce.

Life in retirement

Life in retirement

gearheadsandmonkeywrenches:

Aston Martin/Lola LMP1, le Mans

gearheadsandmonkeywrenches:

Aston Martin/Lola LMP1, le Mans

goodoldvalves:

Porsche 936 onboard lap, at Le Mans 1977, driven by Jurgen Barth.

I’m not entirely sure if I had posted this before or not, but here it goes anyway. It’s worth watching at least once every day.

It’s absoluting stunning to watch these race at speeds that could embarass F1 cars today. On the long straights, these were often clocked at 370+ km/h, and if you need some sort of visual comparison, just watch the video from 1m20s — those are 911 Carreras RSR with more than 350bhp and they’re overtaken as if they were bikes.

Racing at its best.