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1981 Porsche 935 K4 Is $2.85 Million Worth Of Racing History 25
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Motorsport, porsche, racing, used cars on 06 25th, 2017


All Porsche 935 racing cars are special, but the following example, currently for sale for a cool $2.85 million on James Edition, is particularly remarkable.
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1970 Porsche 917K From Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Is Going Up For Auction 23
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in auction, celebrities, Classics, Motorsport, Movie Cars, porsche, Porsche Videos, video on 06 23rd, 2017


Gooding & Company has announced plans to auction off an extremely rare 1970 Porsche 917K that was used in Steve McQueen’s racing epic Le Mans.

Perhaps one of the most famous race cars in the world, this 917K was first used by Porsche during the 1970 Le Mans test session where it set the fastest time in the event with Brian Redman behind the wheel. The successful test paved the way for a Le Mans victory two months later.

Following some additional tests, the car was sold to Porsche factory driver Jo Siffert. Siffert, in turn, leased the car to Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions for use in the 1971 film Le Mans. The car not only starred in the movie but was also used as a camera vehicle since it was one of only a handful of models which could keep up with the racing action.

When filming concluded, the car was returned to Siffert and it remained in his collection until his death in 1971. The car was eventually sold to a private collector from Paris a few years later.

The car was largely forgotten until it was rediscovered in 2001 in remarkably original condition. The car has since been restored and is being billed as “one of the most correct and significant 917s in existence and easily one of the finest racing cars ever to come to public auction.”

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Final Lap Of The Porsche Carrera Cup At Le Mans Will Blow You Away 23
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Le Mans, Motorsport, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, racing, video on 06 23rd, 2017


The Porsche Carrera Cup support race to the Le Mans 24 Hours had an epic conclusion, with no less than four drivers separated by the tiniest of margin up until the chequered flag dropped.
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FIA Announces The First Intercontinental Drifting Cup [w/Video] 22
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in drifting, Formula Drift, Motorsport, Reports, video on 06 22nd, 2017


The first Intercontinental Drifting Cup approved by FIA is finally happening, and will take place in Tokyo on September 30.
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Porsche’s Charging Towards Formula E 19
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Formula E, Motorsport, porsche, racing, Reports on 06 19th, 2017


Porsche races. It'd hardly be Porsche if it didn't. Heck, it just won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third time in a row and the nineteenth time in its history, for crying out loud. That's in sports-car racing, though. Single-seater formula racing is a whole different story, but word has it that it's about to open another chapter.
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Porsche Claims Third Successive 24 Hours Of Le Mans Win 18
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in Le Mans, Motorsport, porsche, racing, Reports on 06 18th, 2017


Porsche has claimed its third successive victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans despite Toyota's valiant attempt to make up for 2016's last lap heartbreak.
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Four Classic Ferraris Revealed For F1 2017 18
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in F1, Ferrari, Games, Motorsport, racing on 06 18th, 2017


On August 25, the F1 2017 videogame will hit shelves with the potential to be the best installment yet in the long-running series.
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Ford Documentary Chronicles The Return To Le Mans, Now On Amazon Prime 16
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Amazon, Ford, Ford GT, Le Mans, Motorsport, racing on 06 16th, 2017


Ford has announced 'The Return' is now available on Amazon Prime. Designed to tell the story of the company's triumphant return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at Ford's attempt to recreate the success of its 1-2-3 win at Le Mans in 1966.
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Panoz Pushes Experimental Racing With Green4U GT-EV Prototype 15
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Electric Vehicles, Le Mans, Motorsport, Panoz, racing on 06 15th, 2017


Battery technology is improving all the time, but it's still not quite at the level where it can go a full race distance (let alone a full 24 hours) on a single charge. Formula E's solution is to swap cars in the middle of the race, but Panoz has a different idea.
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F1 Releases Footage From Driver Briefing For The First Time In 20 Years 15
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in F1, Motorsport, racing, video on 06 15th, 2017


As part of Liberty Media's continual effort to make Formula One more appealing to fans, footage has been released from inside a driver briefing for the first time in two decades.
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Fernando Alonso Open To Full-Time IndyCar Switch 13
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Indy, Motorsport, racing on 06 13th, 2017


Fernando Alonso has made no secret of his impressions on racing in the Indianapolis 500 for the first time just a couple of weeks ago. He's even left the door open to racing there again. But a full-time switch from Formula One to IndyCars?
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Alonso And Hamilton Could Leave F1 If Liberty Adds Too Many Races 12
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in F1, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 06 12th, 2017


Fernando Alonso has suggested that he won't remain in Formula One if Liberty Media add too many races to the calendar.
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Alonso And Hamilton Could Leave F1 If Liberty Adds Too Many Races 12
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in F1, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 06 12th, 2017


Fernando Alonso has suggested that he won't remain in Formula One if Liberty Media add too many races to the calendar.
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Audi Transforms Its Le Mans Racer To A Formula E In Latest Spot 9
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi Videos, Electric Vehicles, Formula E, Le Mans, Motorsport, racing, video on 06 9th, 2017


After winning 106 out of 185 races, including 13 victories at Le Mans, Audi has pulled out of the FIA World Endurance Championship and from now on will be focusing their attention on Formula E.
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Dallara Introducing New Aero Kits For IndyCar Series 9
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dallara, Indy, Motorsport, racing, video on 06 9th, 2017


There was a time when Indy racing teams could source their chassis from any of a number of constructors. These days, though, it's all about Dallara. Little wonder, then, that the series organizers have chosen to source the new aero kits from the Italian manufacturer.
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