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Toyota Found This Old Celica Convertible to Haul the Le Mans Trophy and It Rules

Every year the prior-year’s winning team brings a convertible to Le Mans to haul the big trophy around the track. Toyota, having won last June, has kept the trophy in good condition during their tenure as guardian, and brought a totally rad car to France to serve as the trophy’s truck. It’s a gorgeous 1987 […]

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WRC Rules Officially Switch to Hybrid Power for 2022 Season

The World Rally Championship’s highest class will move to incorporate hybrid electric drive in two seasons time. The rule change will initially feature what the rulemakers are calling a “supplementary hybrid system” with spec components and software as a transitional stage from 2022 to 2025. Following that,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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With all this talk of Hypercars at Le Mans today, I’m thinking back to the last time a road-homologa

With all this talk of Hypercars at Le Mans today, I’m thinking back to the last time a road-homologated car won the race overall. This is Porsche’s GT1-98, which won the French endurance classic in 1998 with Laurent Aïello, Allan McNish, and Stéphane Ortelli driving. The funny thing, though, is that it is not very…Read […]

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Next Season The FIA WEC Entry List Is Getting Smaller But Maybe Not Worse

Next season is something of an interim year for the FIA WEC. The new 2020-2021 season regulations have been announced, and there have been a couple of takers thus far, but that’s not for another year. Toyota, in the 2019-2020 season, will again be the only factory supported LMP1 Hybrid. Some manufacturers have decided…Read more… […]

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Toyota Is Definitely Going To Stick With This Endurance Racing Thing

Being that Toyota is the first Japanese manufacturer to secure an overall Le Mans 24 victory since Mazda’s famed 787B win in 1991, I had high hopes that the company would stick around to fight into the next generation of regulations. While Porsche and Audi left Toyota to run around at the front with no […]

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It’s Happening: Aston Martin Will Take the Valkyrie to Le Mans’ Reborn GT1-Style Class in 2021

The top class of the World Endurance Championship, which has gotten rather lonely and sad over the years, will be a little less bleak for the 2020/2021 season. That’s because it’ll include a hardcore race version of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, also known as that supercar you don’t even dream of affording because it…Read more… Continue […]

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1,200 Miles in the 2019 Ford Ranger: What I Learned

The 2019 Ford Ranger may technically be new, but it’s actually based on a platform that’s been around since 2011. Yet it’s still a rock-solid offering that makes up for its lack of soul with sheer competence in every area that matters to mid-size truck buyers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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