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First Look: The New BMW M8 GTE

BMW Motorsport presented its new top-of-the-range model for the international GT racing scene at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main: the BMW M8 GTE. Before the BMW 8 Series Coupé goes on sale, the race car will compete on the track next season, including in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). It is with this series that BMW Motorsport will also make its return to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA).

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Triumph Conrero Le Mans, 1961, by Michelotti. Virgilio Conrero was a tuner of Alfa Romeos and Lancia during the 1950s, he was commissioned by Standard-Triumph to prepare a team of 4 cars for the 1961 Le Mans 24 hours race. Alas only a single model was built which wasn’t completed until 1962 and Leyland’s takeover of Triumph meant the project was abandoned

Ford GT 24h Le Mans Documentary Hits on Amazon Prime

The Ford GT race car’s triumphant return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and simultaneous development of the Ford GT supercar are highlighted in the new documentary, “The Return,” available now on Amazon Prime Video.

Director Erich Joiner brings audiences the behind-the-scenes view of the fiercely competitive struggle to get the new Ford GT race car ready to race at Le Mans in 2016 – 50 years after Ford’s historic 1-2-3 1966 win.

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