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Thomas Brazier 2019-06-15
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans ranks at the top of nearly every motorsport enthusiast's yearly watch list -- as it should -- but if you're in the US, streaming the race is typically a bit of a challenge.

In the past, it meant that you'd have to hop between several services depending on the time of day.

But this year, things are quite a bit simpler, and that's awesome.

Here's the good news: MotorTrend TV is streaming Le Mans in its entirety, and you can watch it via your cable provider or, if you're a cord-cutter, via MotorTrendOnDemand.com or through the MotorTrend app.

If you're not already signed up, you get a 14-day free trial, and after that it's $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year to subscribe.

Live, flag-to-flag coverage has already started as you read this, even though the big race itself won't get underway until 9am EST (6am PST).

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Edward Finlay 2019-05-28
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Every great story has to come to an end eventually.

Ford’s class win at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans with its GT supercar was worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, but Ford is now ready to retire from the legendary French race.

The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the last for the GT, the automaker confirmed.

The Ford GT was developed with one goal: To win the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory over Ferrari — one of the greatest upsets in racing history.

Taking some inspiration from the car that won those races, the GT40, but featuring thoroughly modern aerodynamics, lightweight construction, and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine, the GT won Le Mans on its first attempt in 2016.

GTE Pro is the top Le Mans class for cars based on road-legal models, so Ford went on to build GTs for customers boasting 647 horsepower and prices well into the six-figure range.

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Lawrence Bowman 2021-02-02
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Novitec has announced the launch of a customized McLaren 765LT sports car. The LT in the McLaren designation stands for “Longtail,” which is a term derived from racing cars that feature a longer rear end originating in the late 60s from cars racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Novitec is a German company that makes over various sports … Continue reading
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Jermaine Dusenbery 2020-09-21
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Viewers watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend received a special treat as the new hypercar made a lap around Circuit de la Sarthe.
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Janet Gaines 2016-07-13
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Since 1923, cars and drivers have had their limits tested at this event to see not only who is the fastest, but to prove they can survive 24 straight hours of full-on racing.

Every year, this quiet French village transforms into the focal point of the automotive world.

From engines to headlights, to windshield wipers, Le Mans puts every nut, bolt, and processor to the test before it makes its way to the car in your driveway.

Indeed, the object of the race is to win, but for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the main challenge is just making it to the end.

On race weekend, 60 cars in 4 different classes will drive the eight and a half mile circuit from 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday.

Audi has been a fixture of this race for over a decade, and the current R18 race car is the culmination of all its learned throughout the years.

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Stephen Martinez 2016-06-15
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First held in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has always been a testbed for technological innovations.

In the early days, teams developed features that we now take for granted, such as windshield wipers, just to be able to finish the race.

The Toyota TS050 racer gets a new look this year, and engineers have ditched the TS040 s naturally-aspirated 3.7-liter V8 in favor of a twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter V6.

Porsche has improved the 919 — which won last year s race — with more powerful electric components, including a new generation of lithium-ion battery cells.

The regulations haven t drastically changed over the past 12 months, Toyota and Porsche are simply trying to make the most out of every single drop of gasoline.

As fuel economy and emissions regulations get stricter and stricter, the features found in LM P1 car will trickle down to the average family sedan in 10, 20 or 30 years.

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Jennifer Ervin 2016-06-16
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Lego and Ford have teamed up to create an impressively detailed Lego model of Ford's latest GT supercar participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

This year marks the 50th anniversary the Ford GT40 winning the race, the first time an American car did so.

That classic model also got the Lego treatment.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is an annual car race in France that lasts a full 24 hours.

"Durable" isn't exactly what comes to mind when Lego bricks are involved, but hey, it's still pretty cool.

Each model took about three weeks to build and use between 30,000-40,000 Lego bricks.

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Elizabeth Tinnin 2018-06-06
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Porsche has shown off the sweet racing cars that it will field at the Le Mans 24 hours race.

The two cars are 911 RSR racers and one wears iconic Rothmans livery and the other a pink livered dubbed “Pink Pig.” Both are throwbacks to classic liveries that have been seen on the racing rack before.

The Pink Pig livery was first used on the 917/20 in 1971.

The blue Rothmans car isn’t from a specific racing car apparently but is meant to be reminiscent of the racing cars of that era.

The 91 racing car wearing Rothmans colors will be driven by Gianmaria Bruni (Italy), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France).

Rothmans is a tobacco manufacturer from England if you are wondering.

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Stephen Somogyi 2017-07-20
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This is the car BMW plans to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans with, marking its return to the famous race after seven years.

The road-going version hasn’t seen the light of day yet, but BMW is already preparing a racing version of its M8 coupe.

Christened the M8 GTE, this race car just completed its first round of testing at the Lausitzring in Germany.

The “GTE” designation corresponds to the top class for production-based cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

This series includes the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the main reason for developing the M8 GTE.

BMW will return to Le Mans in 2018, ending a seven-year absence.

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Donny Stiteler 2021-07-08
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The 9X8 will compete in the 2022 season in the new Le Mans Hypercar class.
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Felton Woodall 2018-06-08
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Welcome to the Carfection audio podcast.

This week we cover everything awesome that the Carfection crew have been up to in the past few weeks and look forward to a thrilling 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Mary Condie 2018-08-27
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When it comes to classic racing liveries, it’s hard to beat Gulf Oil’s blue and orange.

Dozens of race-winning cars from multiple manufacturers have worn it over the years, including the Ford GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.

So the only question surrounding the Gulf-liveried 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition is: what took so long?

The GT was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a battle with Ferrari that remains one of motor sport’s most iconic stories.

It’s rare for a car to achieve repeat Le Mans victories, but that’s exactly what chassis number 1075 did.

9 with drivers Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi.

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Mary Condie 2016-06-17
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As one of the three events that form the Triple Crown of Motorsport — along with the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix — Le Mans is one of the most prestigious racing competitions in the world.

Sporting events are always a dramatic stage, and this year s running of Le Mans is no exception.

The field of cars has been expanded to 60, and the competition among the top teams will be particularly fierce.

While Fox Sports will be broadcasting the event intermittently on the Fox Sports 1 and 2 cable channels, constant coverage will be available via Fox Sports Go.

You ll also get access to last year s results and the 2016 entry list, as well as a noteworthy list of all race regulations.

If you won t have access to a constant video stream, then Radio Le Mans will help pick up the slack.

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0
Alvaro Okajima 2016-08-18
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Endurance racing seemingly gets more and more interesting every year.

Porsche made a long-awaited comeback three years ago, Ford finally returned to the sport this year after a decadeslong hiatus, and a new report claims that Lamborghini is preparing to make its World Endurance Racing WEC debut in time for the 2018 season.

The push to compete in the WEC allegedly comes from new CEO Stefano Domenicali, a dyed-in-the-wool motorsport enthusiast who spent decades working for Ferrari s Formula 1 team.

At his request, a handful of engineers are busily transforming the mid-engined Huracán pictured into a world-class WEC racer.

The project is secretly taking place at the company s factory in Sant Agata Bolognese, Italy, with input from famed Italian engineering firm Dallara.

The connection between Dallara and Lamborghini isn t as random as it might initially seem.

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Richard Baty 2017-01-20
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After its shocking withdrawal from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi is showing that it still has interest in motor sports.

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal and a streak of uncompetitiveness, Audi shuttered its highly successful FIA World Endurance Championship racing program at the end of last season.

But the Germany luxury automaker isn t completely done with racing.

Audi previously said it would focus on the Formula E race series for electric cars, and maintain a presence in the German DTM race series, but its continued participation in the FIA World Rallycross Championship was in doubt.

The carmaker now says it will stick with World Rallycross, backing the Swedish EKS team.

Rallycross is a different animal from the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race Audi previously dominated.

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0
William Mcneely 2019-06-13
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans ranks at the top of nearly every motorsports enthusiast's yearly watch list, but if you're a cord-cutter in the US, streaming the race can be a bit of a challenge.

In the past, it meant that you'd have to hop between several services depending on the time, but this year, things are quite a bit simpler.

Here's the good news: MotorTrend TV is streaming Le Mans in its entirety, and you can watch it via your cable provider or, if you're a cord-cutter, via MotorTrendOnDemand.com or through the MotorTrend app.

If you're not already signed up, you get a 14-day free trial, and after that it's only $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year to subscribe.

MotorTrend TV is the new name for the Velocity channel, which was the spin-off for automotive content of the Discovery Channel.

It offers tons of race coverage for events other than Le Mans as well as a bunch of original programming.

collect
0
Thomas Brazier 2019-06-15
img

The 24 Hours of Le Mans ranks at the top of nearly every motorsport enthusiast's yearly watch list -- as it should -- but if you're in the US, streaming the race is typically a bit of a challenge.

In the past, it meant that you'd have to hop between several services depending on the time of day.

But this year, things are quite a bit simpler, and that's awesome.

Here's the good news: MotorTrend TV is streaming Le Mans in its entirety, and you can watch it via your cable provider or, if you're a cord-cutter, via MotorTrendOnDemand.com or through the MotorTrend app.

If you're not already signed up, you get a 14-day free trial, and after that it's $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year to subscribe.

Live, flag-to-flag coverage has already started as you read this, even though the big race itself won't get underway until 9am EST (6am PST).

Lawrence Bowman 2021-02-02
img
Novitec has announced the launch of a customized McLaren 765LT sports car. The LT in the McLaren designation stands for “Longtail,” which is a term derived from racing cars that feature a longer rear end originating in the late 60s from cars racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Novitec is a German company that makes over various sports … Continue reading
Janet Gaines 2016-07-13
img

Since 1923, cars and drivers have had their limits tested at this event to see not only who is the fastest, but to prove they can survive 24 straight hours of full-on racing.

Every year, this quiet French village transforms into the focal point of the automotive world.

From engines to headlights, to windshield wipers, Le Mans puts every nut, bolt, and processor to the test before it makes its way to the car in your driveway.

Indeed, the object of the race is to win, but for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the main challenge is just making it to the end.

On race weekend, 60 cars in 4 different classes will drive the eight and a half mile circuit from 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday.

Audi has been a fixture of this race for over a decade, and the current R18 race car is the culmination of all its learned throughout the years.

Jennifer Ervin 2016-06-16
img

View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fstory%2fthumbnail%2f11860%2fbigguy2

Lego and Ford have teamed up to create an impressively detailed Lego model of Ford's latest GT supercar participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

This year marks the 50th anniversary the Ford GT40 winning the race, the first time an American car did so.

That classic model also got the Lego treatment.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is an annual car race in France that lasts a full 24 hours.

"Durable" isn't exactly what comes to mind when Lego bricks are involved, but hey, it's still pretty cool.

Each model took about three weeks to build and use between 30,000-40,000 Lego bricks.

Stephen Somogyi 2017-07-20
img

This is the car BMW plans to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans with, marking its return to the famous race after seven years.

The road-going version hasn’t seen the light of day yet, but BMW is already preparing a racing version of its M8 coupe.

Christened the M8 GTE, this race car just completed its first round of testing at the Lausitzring in Germany.

The “GTE” designation corresponds to the top class for production-based cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

This series includes the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the main reason for developing the M8 GTE.

BMW will return to Le Mans in 2018, ending a seven-year absence.

Felton Woodall 2018-06-08
img

Welcome to the Carfection audio podcast.

This week we cover everything awesome that the Carfection crew have been up to in the past few weeks and look forward to a thrilling 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Mary Condie 2016-06-17
img

As one of the three events that form the Triple Crown of Motorsport — along with the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix — Le Mans is one of the most prestigious racing competitions in the world.

Sporting events are always a dramatic stage, and this year s running of Le Mans is no exception.

The field of cars has been expanded to 60, and the competition among the top teams will be particularly fierce.

While Fox Sports will be broadcasting the event intermittently on the Fox Sports 1 and 2 cable channels, constant coverage will be available via Fox Sports Go.

You ll also get access to last year s results and the 2016 entry list, as well as a noteworthy list of all race regulations.

If you won t have access to a constant video stream, then Radio Le Mans will help pick up the slack.

Richard Baty 2017-01-20
img

After its shocking withdrawal from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi is showing that it still has interest in motor sports.

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal and a streak of uncompetitiveness, Audi shuttered its highly successful FIA World Endurance Championship racing program at the end of last season.

But the Germany luxury automaker isn t completely done with racing.

Audi previously said it would focus on the Formula E race series for electric cars, and maintain a presence in the German DTM race series, but its continued participation in the FIA World Rallycross Championship was in doubt.

The carmaker now says it will stick with World Rallycross, backing the Swedish EKS team.

Rallycross is a different animal from the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race Audi previously dominated.

Edward Finlay 2019-05-28
img

Every great story has to come to an end eventually.

Ford’s class win at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans with its GT supercar was worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, but Ford is now ready to retire from the legendary French race.

The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the last for the GT, the automaker confirmed.

The Ford GT was developed with one goal: To win the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 overall victory over Ferrari — one of the greatest upsets in racing history.

Taking some inspiration from the car that won those races, the GT40, but featuring thoroughly modern aerodynamics, lightweight construction, and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine, the GT won Le Mans on its first attempt in 2016.

GTE Pro is the top Le Mans class for cars based on road-legal models, so Ford went on to build GTs for customers boasting 647 horsepower and prices well into the six-figure range.

Jermaine Dusenbery 2020-09-21
img
Viewers watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend received a special treat as the new hypercar made a lap around Circuit de la Sarthe.
Stephen Martinez 2016-06-15
img

First held in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has always been a testbed for technological innovations.

In the early days, teams developed features that we now take for granted, such as windshield wipers, just to be able to finish the race.

The Toyota TS050 racer gets a new look this year, and engineers have ditched the TS040 s naturally-aspirated 3.7-liter V8 in favor of a twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter V6.

Porsche has improved the 919 — which won last year s race — with more powerful electric components, including a new generation of lithium-ion battery cells.

The regulations haven t drastically changed over the past 12 months, Toyota and Porsche are simply trying to make the most out of every single drop of gasoline.

As fuel economy and emissions regulations get stricter and stricter, the features found in LM P1 car will trickle down to the average family sedan in 10, 20 or 30 years.

Elizabeth Tinnin 2018-06-06
img

Porsche has shown off the sweet racing cars that it will field at the Le Mans 24 hours race.

The two cars are 911 RSR racers and one wears iconic Rothmans livery and the other a pink livered dubbed “Pink Pig.” Both are throwbacks to classic liveries that have been seen on the racing rack before.

The Pink Pig livery was first used on the 917/20 in 1971.

The blue Rothmans car isn’t from a specific racing car apparently but is meant to be reminiscent of the racing cars of that era.

The 91 racing car wearing Rothmans colors will be driven by Gianmaria Bruni (Italy), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France).

Rothmans is a tobacco manufacturer from England if you are wondering.

Donny Stiteler 2021-07-08
img
The 9X8 will compete in the 2022 season in the new Le Mans Hypercar class.
Mary Condie 2018-08-27
img

When it comes to classic racing liveries, it’s hard to beat Gulf Oil’s blue and orange.

Dozens of race-winning cars from multiple manufacturers have worn it over the years, including the Ford GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.

So the only question surrounding the Gulf-liveried 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition is: what took so long?

The GT was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a battle with Ferrari that remains one of motor sport’s most iconic stories.

It’s rare for a car to achieve repeat Le Mans victories, but that’s exactly what chassis number 1075 did.

9 with drivers Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi.

Alvaro Okajima 2016-08-18
img

Endurance racing seemingly gets more and more interesting every year.

Porsche made a long-awaited comeback three years ago, Ford finally returned to the sport this year after a decadeslong hiatus, and a new report claims that Lamborghini is preparing to make its World Endurance Racing WEC debut in time for the 2018 season.

The push to compete in the WEC allegedly comes from new CEO Stefano Domenicali, a dyed-in-the-wool motorsport enthusiast who spent decades working for Ferrari s Formula 1 team.

At his request, a handful of engineers are busily transforming the mid-engined Huracán pictured into a world-class WEC racer.

The project is secretly taking place at the company s factory in Sant Agata Bolognese, Italy, with input from famed Italian engineering firm Dallara.

The connection between Dallara and Lamborghini isn t as random as it might initially seem.

William Mcneely 2019-06-13
img

The 24 Hours of Le Mans ranks at the top of nearly every motorsports enthusiast's yearly watch list, but if you're a cord-cutter in the US, streaming the race can be a bit of a challenge.

In the past, it meant that you'd have to hop between several services depending on the time, but this year, things are quite a bit simpler.

Here's the good news: MotorTrend TV is streaming Le Mans in its entirety, and you can watch it via your cable provider or, if you're a cord-cutter, via MotorTrendOnDemand.com or through the MotorTrend app.

If you're not already signed up, you get a 14-day free trial, and after that it's only $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year to subscribe.

MotorTrend TV is the new name for the Velocity channel, which was the spin-off for automotive content of the Discovery Channel.

It offers tons of race coverage for events other than Le Mans as well as a bunch of original programming.