Tag Archives: World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin likely to race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was revealed by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview with...

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Report: Ferrari, Ford pull out of WEC’s “Hypercar” class talks

Organizers of the World Endurance Championship, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are currently embroiled with automakers, teams and other stakeholders over a major shakeup to the series' top class in time for the 2020/2021 season. The current proposal is to replace the current LMP1 class with a so-called Hypercar class (a final name is yet to be...

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SCG reveals new hypercar bound for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus founder James Glickenhaus is clearly a man who loves cars. He loves them so much, in fact, he wants to create new ones to bring joy to the world. He started creating fabulous machines back in 1971 when he converted a Lola T70 race car into a machine he could drive on the street. That was 001. His real claim to fame was with 002...

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Porsche 919 Evo obliterates Nürburgring record with 5:19 run

It's official. Porsche's 919 Evo with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel clocked an unbelievable 5:19.55 lap time at the Nürburgring on Friday, completely destroying the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C back in 1983. It means Porsche still holds both the all-time record for the 12.9-mile...

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Historic liveries will line Porsche’s 911 RSR race cars at Le Mans

Porsche is melding old and new school at the upcoming 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. The German automaker is diving headfirst into its heritage pool and its pulled out two great color schemes. The famed Pink Pig and Rothmans' liveries will be on full display, and they'll be wrapped around the bodies of a pair of Porsche 911 RSR race cars. This is Porsche's...

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Historic liveries will line Porsche’s 911 RSR race cars at Le Mans

Porsche is melding old and new school at the upcoming 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. The German automaker is diving headfirst into its heritage pool and its pulled out two great color schemes. The famed Pink Pig and Rothmans' liveries will be on full display, and they'll be wrapped around the bodies of a pair of Porsche 911 RSR race cars. This is Porsche's...

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Porsche might be chasing the Nürburgring’s all-time record with the 919 Evo

Free from any kind of regulations, Porsche's 919 Evo tribute car in April claimed the all-time lap record at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps, where its blistering 1:41.77 time managed to eclipse the previous record of 1.42.55 set by Lewis Hamilton in his 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car during a qualifying flyer. Now Porsche might have its eyes set on the...

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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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Alonso tastes victory with Toyota at 2018/2019 6 Hours of Spa

It's been five years in the making but Fernando Alonso on Saturday finally tasted victory again in top-level competition. Driving for Toyota, the Spaniard won the opening round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, together with teammates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No. 8 TS050 Hybrid. The...

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Watch a Porsche 919 race car cruise through New York City

Porsche has created a version of its already legendary 919 Hybrid race car to serve as a tribute machine for everything the car accomplished during its recent racing career in the World Endurance Championship. Built without the burden of motorsport regulations, the car has been made even faster and is now called the 919 Evo. It's on a global journey to say...

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