Aston Martin will race a detuned Valkyrie at Le Mans in the new Hypercar class

The Aston Martin Valkyrie will race in 2020-21

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest has announced a new top class for the Le Mans endurance race – a "hypercar" class that will begin in 2020-21, designed to entice some of the world's most extreme streetcars to throw down and prove themselves. And one we'll definitely see on track is the awesome Aston Martin Valkyrie.

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Aston Martin's $7.65 million DB4 GT Zagato Continuation track car peeks out ahead of Le Mans debut

Each Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation is constructed to the highest quality using a blend ...

Aston Martin's DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will make its public debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 on June 14-16. The limited edition (19 only) will become the most expensive new Aston Martin in company history when deliveries begin during Q3 of this year, with a price tag of £6 million (US$7,633,000) plus taxes.

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Audi PB 18 e-tron concept car unveiled at Pebble Beach

The PB 18 e-tron concept was conceived at Audi’s Malibu, California design studios and the choice ...

Audi has unveiled a concept car at Pebble Beach Automotive Week for the first time ever. The new PB 18 e-tron is a high-performance concept combining success from Audi's LMP1 race car and the R18 e-tron. The car is powered by three electric motors, outputting up to 570 kW (764 horsepower).

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Two-time Le Mans-winning Ferrari 275 P for sale

The Ferrari 275 P

One of the most significant automobiles in history will most likely sell at Monterey this week, and it isn't the Ferrari 250 GTO that will take much of the public focus. The Ferrari 275P on offer won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, was the first mid-engined car to win the world's most important race, twice set record distances for the event, and it also won the 1964 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Ford gets a year older with red-hot GT ’67 Heritage edition

Ford's GT '67 Heritage celebrates the big American win at Le Mans 1967, 50 years ago

Last year, Ford celebrated its breakthrough 1-2-3 1966 Le Mans win by launching the GT '66 Heritage Edition. That win wasn't only notable on its own, but also as part of Ford's four-year Le Mans winning streak. This year, Ford celebrates the second of those wins with the fiery '67 Heritage Edition, a special edition GT even more striking than last year's.

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Porsche ditches World Endurance Championship for Formula E

Porsche is backing out of LMP1 for Formula E

Another giant of the German car industry has thrown its weight behind Formula E, with Porsche deciding to drop its World Endurance Championship (WEC) LMP1 program in favor of the fast-growing category. The decision is a huge blow for the WEC, which lost the support of Audi around the same time last year.

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Mechanical failures make for a fascinating Le Mans

Victory for Porsche at Le Mans

Endurance racing is a seriously brutal game, where one small fault can be the difference between success and failure – and if ever there was a race to put that in focus, it was this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toyota was foiled by poor reliability once again, while Porsche managed to overcome mechanical trouble of its own to secure a memorable win.

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Toyota sets new lap record in quest for Le Mans redemption

Kamui Kobayashi has taken out the lap record at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Circuit de la Sarthe always delivers fascinating racing, but the 24 Hours of Le Mans was particularly interesting last year. Toyota opened a healthy lead, and looked set to end its Le Mans drought on the 18th attempt – until mechanical failure left the TS050 stranded next to the pit wall. This year is all about redemption and Toyota seems to be on the right track, setting a new lap record at Le Mans during qualifying.

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