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Top 10 best-looking Le Mans 24 Hours cars

10. Porsche 935/78 ‘Moby Dick’
Year: 1978

Few would call the Group 5 silhouette racers of the late-1970s beautiful but they were dramatic. And the long-tailed 935 was perhaps the most outrageous of all.

The 935 was already the pacesetter in the category when ‘Moby Dick’, described by some as a ‘rule-bender’, arrived at Silverstone and promptly won the six-hour event by seven laps in the hands of Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass.

Le Mans, where it was driven by Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti, was the bigger test. The 3.2-litre turbocharged engine produced more than 750bhp, helping the 935/78 to match the fastest Group 6 prototypes down the Mulsanne Straight, topping 220mph.

After qualifying third – fastest Group 5 car by more than 15s – the 935/78 mixed it in the early stages with the Alpine-Renaults and Porsche 936s, but had neither the fuel economy or the reliability to … Read More

Virtual Le Mans 24 in association with Motorsport Games announced

A virtual Le Mans 24 Hours will be staged on the original 13/14 June date of the race prior to its postponement to September by the coronavirus pandemic.

Organised by the FIA World Endurance Championship, Le Mans organisers the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Motorsport Games, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will feature a 50-car entry consisting of LMP2 and GTE machinery, with four-driver teams made up of a mix of professional drivers and Esports racers.

All entries will be required to run at least two professional drivers with an FIA international license, and no more than two Esports drivers in a team.

WEC CEO Gerard Neveau explained in a briefing that over 30 applications have already been submitted for the event, which will be staged on the rFactor 2 platform rather than Forza Motorsport used for the Le Mans Esports Series.

Entries will include teams from

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