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

Tesla comes out top in worst month for car sales since 1946

The number of new cars registered in April slumped to a post-War low of just 4,321 as demand was hammered by the lockdown, although electric vehicles surged in popularity during the month. 

Total sales plunged 97.3pc from a year earlier, when 161,064 cars were registered to buyers.

The collapse highlights the intense pressure on Britain’s £82bn automotive sector, which employs 823,000 people and is a key driver of prosperity across swathes of the country.

For the first time, the bestselling vehicle was an electric Tesla – a success which demonstrates how the market for conventional cars has been completely turned upside down. 

It comes just days after separate data showed the number of cars rolling off UK production lines fell by almost 40pc to 79,000 in March. Almost no manufacturing is thought to have happened in April due to a wave of factory shutdowns.

There is already talk about how

Read More