Racing continues to be a source of innovation, often just to meet or beat the ever changing rules and regulations, always taking advantage of the latest and greatest technology. While Porsche dominated much of the 1970's and early 80's racing, there were many other successful cars produced and many of those are found here. This part of the collection chronicles racing from the early 70's up to the present day.

To see other Racing Sports Cars click on years: 1945-59, 1960-69, 1970-1979

Racing Sports & GT Cars from 1980 to Present

RACING & GT CARS 1980 - 1989:

1980 Rondeau M379B (LE MANS WINNER): Jean Rondeau was the first driver to even win Le Mans in a car bearing his own name. Powered by the evergreen Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 engine, the Rondeau was a continuation of the Inaltera design and ran at Le Mans in the GTP class. Co-driving with Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Rondeau was able to hold off Jackie Ickx at a very wet Le Mans in a Porsche 908/80 for the win. The tube framed Rondeau's engine produced 460 bhp and had a top speed of over 200 mph.The victory was fulfillment of a boyhood dream for Rondeau who grew up and had his shop a few miles from the Le Mans track.
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1981 Rondeau M379CL: With the success at Le Mans in 1980, Rondeau brought five cars to Le Mans in 1981. This is one of the three cars entered in the LM-GTP class, with Jacky Haran, Philippe Streiff and Jean-Louis Schlesser sharing the driving. Jacky Ickx turned the tables this year on Rondeau with a Porsche victory, but this car starting in 28th position had a relatively trouble free run, finishing 2nd overall and 1st in class just ahead of its sister car. Jean Rondeau operated his racing factory outside of Le Mans and having grown up there, was a local hereo. He was tragically killed in a train/car accident in 1985.
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1981 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo: The Montecarlo was a successful turbocharged Group 5 racer and was used by Lancia to win the FIA's 1980 World Championship for Makes and 1981 World Endurance Championship for Makes. Michele Alboreto, Eddie Cheever and Carlo Facetti drove this Martini Racing entry at Le Mans in 1981, finishing 8th overall and 2nd in class. The Le Mans Montecarlo used a 1.4L turbocharged four cylinder engine producing 440 hp and a top speed of 170 mph. One of the key reasons for the Montecarlo's success, was the Dallara tuned chassis and suspension. It is the most successful racing Lancia.
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1982 Lancia LC1: The LC1 featured a chassis built by Dallara and 1.4L straight-4 Lancia engine with a single turbocharger (460 bhp) used in the Lancia rally cars. This gave Lancia a Group 6 prototype competitor, which proved to be fast, if unreliable. Wins at Silverstone and the Nurburgring showed the potential. A talented team of drivers (Teo Fabi, Michelle Alboreto and Ralf Stommelen) campaigned this car at Le Mans in 1982. Engine problems in the 8th our forced them out of the race and and overall classification of 33rd.
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1982 Dome RC82i(March): Eliseo Salazar, Chris Craft and Nick Mason raced this Ford Cosworth powered Dome RC82i at Le Mans in 1983 in Group C. They failed to finish the race due to a blown clutch and were classified in 40th position. The RC82i was built on a March chassis and powered by the long-distance racing version of the Cosworth DSV, the DSL V8 of 3.3L. It was raced at Le Mans three times in 1982-84.
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1982 Sehcar (Sauber) C6: Launched in 1982 as the Sauber SHS C6, Sauber compaigned two cars with GS Sport, selling them at the end of the season. Brun Motorsport bought and modified the cars, renaming them Sehcar C6. Brun could not make the car any more competitive than Sauber and abandoned the Cosworth DFL at the end of 1983. At Le Mans that year, Ludwig Heimrath, Jr., David Deacon and Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. failed to finish. This car (#82-C6-02) ran at Le Mans seven more times up to 1994, never placing higher than 23rd.
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1983 WM P83B: Welter Racing developed and raced the WM P83 at Le Mans and other World Championship Group C events from 1983 to 1986. From 1984 on it was known as the WM 93B as improvements to body shape and aerodynamics were made. The car remained in this configuration until 1986. The car was powered by a Peugeot PRV 2.8L turbo V6 engine, which produced 420hp. At Le Mans in 1985, Roger Dorchy, Claude Haldi and Jean-Claude Andruet raced this WM P83B, but were put out of the race by an accident on the 73rd lap of the race.
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1983 Rondeau M482: After a strong run for the World Endurance Championship for Makes in 1982, with the FIA internal politics handing the title to Porsche; Rondeau lost his primary sponsor Otis. For 1983 with Ford as a main sponsor only at Le Mans, Rondeau tried to recover from the prior season with the new M482, powered by a Ford-Cosworth DFL 4.0L V8 engine (540 bhp). The poor reliability of the engines however were Rondeau's downfall. The three Rondeau's entered at Le Mans in 1983 all retired with engine failures. This car driven by Alain Ferte, Michael Ferte and Jean Rondeau qualified 19th, but exited on the 90th lap. With the number of manufacturers entering Group C, Rondeau did not have the backing as a privateer to develop his cars in light of the new competition. Unable to be competitive, the team would disband at the end of the 1983 season.
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1983 March 83G: The famous Red Lobster 83G (Ch.#3), which finished 3rd at the 1983 Riverside 6 Hour driven by Kenper Miller and Mauricio DeNarvaez, started in 8th. Engineers Robin Herd and Adrian Newey redesigned the aluminium honeycomb monocoque chassis used in the BMW M1C to take a wide variety of engines. This became the March 82G, which to take advantage of ground effects, the beautiful body had a gaping hole between the front fenders that fed the air to the massive under body Venturis. This gave unusual shape gave the car the nickname 'lobster claw', a natural for Red Lobster sponsorship. The car was revised for 1983 as the 83G and four cars were built to IMSA GTP specifications.
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1984 Ecosse C284: Hugh McCaig resurected Ecurie Ecosse in 1983, when he bought a de Cadenet Lola. Ray Mallock extensively modified the chassis and fit new bodywork to the car, making it the Ecosse C284, powered by a 3.0L Cosworth DFV V8 engine for Group C2 racing. At Le Mans in 1984, Mike Wilds was teamed with David Leslie and David Duffield and the Ecosse proved to be the fastest C2 in practice with a speed over 200 mph. The team suffered fuel pump failure in the 7th hour and did not finish. Three weeks later, the car was written off in an accident at Brands Hatch.
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1984 Gebhardt JC843: Built by Gunther and Fritz Gebhardt, the JC843 was built for the C2 class in the World Sports Car Championship. Its powered by a 3.0L Cosworth-Ford DFV V8 engine. Driven by John Sheldon/Steve Earle/Ian Harrower at Le Mans in 1985 for new owner ADA Engineering. They finished 16th overall and 2nd in the C2 class. ADA had success with the car in C2, it also ran again at Le Mans in 1986, finishing 8th overall and again 2nd in class. It had been fitted with a 3.3L Cosworth-Ford DFL engine for the 1986 season.
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1985 MG Metro 6R4: The Metro 6R4 had very little in common with the production Metro cars, other than it did retain a Metro look. Austin Rover engaged Williams GP engineering to design the space frame car. They created a rear engine, four wheel drive rally car to Group B specs, powered by a 3.0L six-cylinder engine that would do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 120 mph. The 6R4 was the only naturally aspirated Group B car and its early success gave way to the turbo powered cars. On the 1986 Tudor Webasto Manx International Rally, MG's would place 1-2. This car driven by Harri Toivonen and Neil Wilson retired. TWR bought the factory team and spares at the end of the '86 season. The engine in the 6R4 would find its way into the Jaguar XJ220
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1985 Rover SD1 Vitesse: Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) took over race preparation of the Rover Vitesse SD1's for the BTCC and ETCC. British Leyland realized the potential in the SD1 and were keen to capitalize on motorsport success to boost flagging sales. TWR did their magic and the 3.5 L Rover V8 engine produced approximately 340 bhp. This allowed the team to dominate touring cars in 1983, Rover stripped of its title over protest by BMW on the size of rear wheel arches. TWR concentrated on Jaguar XJS in 1984, but in 1985, Walkinshaw and Win Percy won six of the ETCC rounds in this car; finishing just behind Volvo in the Championship.
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1985 Lamborghini Countach QVX: The QVX was a Group C race car to contest the 1986 World Sportscar Championship season. It used a Spice built chassis and a developed Lamborghini Countach's V12 5.7L engine. The car was commissioned by Lamborghini's British importer who wanted to race a Countach in Group B, but could not since there were not enough production cars made for homologation. So instead, turning to Group C, with factory assistance in engine development a car was constructed which showed great potential. Tiff Needell and Mauro Baldi were enlisted as the car's drivers, but as often the case in racing; limited funds limited the QVX to one race. Needell placed high enough in the twonon-championship rounds of the 1986 500 km at Kyalami to place fifth overall.
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1985 March 85G: Using a Porsche turbocharged 962 engine, this 85G (Chassis #85G/06) was raced in the IMSA series in with limited success. The best finish being 5th at Road America. It was sold to Richard Cleare who made his third run at Le Mans in 1986 with this car. Teamed with Lionel Robert and Jack Newsum, the private team placed 14th overall and 1st in the GTP class. Cleare raced the car in other rounds of ther World Prototype Championship in 1986, but it only other success was a 1st in class at Silverstone in 1987.
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1986 Nissan GTP ZX-T: Using a Lola T810 chassis, Electramotive Engineering developed the GTP ZX-T for Nissan to compete in the IMSA GT Championship. The GTP ZX-T was named due to its shared engine with the production Nissan 300ZX, a turbocharged 3.0L V6. The GTP ZX Turbo engine was highly modified for racing. 1986 was a development season for the team, with the car showing signs of the competitive form it would take on in subsequent seasons. Tony Adamowicz, Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Don Devendorf drove this car (#T710-3) at the inaugural race for the GTP ZX-T at the Lowenbrau GP of Miami in 1986 and finished 10th. It was raceed through the 1990 season, winning the Miami race in 1987.
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1988 Nissan R88C: Using a March designed body work and aluminium chassis, Nissan developed a new engine for its Group C car in 1988. Using a 750 bhp twin-turbo V8,the new R88C was better than the previous R87E, but still off the pace of the Jaguars and Porsches which dominated Group C. For Le Mans in 1988, Nissan entered this car driven by our friend Mike Wilds, Win Percy and Allan Grice. They finished in 14th position overall.
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1985 Lancia-Ferrari LC2-83: Lancia's effort in the World Sportscar Championship from 1983 to 1986, powered by Ferrari turbocharged V8 engines of 2.6 or 3.0L. Reliability hampered the LC2's efforts for race wins. At Le Mans in '85, Bob Wollek and Alessandro Nannini led the race early, reliability issues again forced the team to drop out of the lead and they ultimately finished in 6th position, 14 laps down to the winner.
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1985 Lancia-Ferrari LC2-83: Finishing seventh at Le Mans in 1985, Henri Pescarolo and Mauro Baldi. In the first couple of years of the Group C, the LC2 was the only serious threat to Porsche's domination. Two championship races were won by the LC2 and in its three years of activity Lancia finished second in the World Championship behind Porsche. The LC2 remains as the only Italian car ever constructed for Group C racing.
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1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans Am: Audi enlisted Group 44 to prepare two team cars for competition in the '88 Trans Am series. Hurley Haywood won the drivers championship with 8 wins out of 13 races. This car driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck won at Cleveland. Powered by a 2.1L 5-cylinder turbo producing 550 bhp, these cars were quick and with their all-wheel drive, out handled (manhandled?) the competition.
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1989 Sauber C9 Mercedes-Benz (LE MANS WINNER): The Team Sauber entry driven by Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens won Le Mans in 1989, with team cars also in 2nd and 5th positions. After two years of trying, the C9 dominated Group C racing in '89, winning all but one race. Its all-alloy, turbo-charged 5.0L V8 engine produces 720 bhp and a top speed of over 240 mph. The Silver Arrows of Merceds reborn!
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RACING & GT CARS 1990 to 1999:

1991 Chevy Lumina: Ken Schrader has always been one of my favortite NASCAR drivers. After Rookie of the Year Honors in 1985 and moving to Hendrick Motorsports in 1988, Schrader had his best NASCAR seasons in the early 90's. Driving this car, he finished 9th in the driver points standing during the 1991 season, with two wins. As well as having the talent and skills as a driver, Schrader is an engaging personality and great ambasador for morotsports.
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1991 Mazda 787B (LE MANS WINNER): Using Mazda's R26B rotary engine, the 787B was developed for Group C and IMSA racing during the 190-91 seasons. The four-rotor R26B featured three spark plugs per rotor and had a maximum power output of 900 hp, which was limited to 700 hp during the race for longevity. The 787B used Porsche's five-speed gearbox. This car is the winner of the 1991 Le Mans 24 hour, with Volker Weidler, Johnny Herbert and Bertrand Gachot at the controls.
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1992 Peugeot 905 (LE MANS WINNER): The team of Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas, and Mark Blundell won Le Mans in 1992. In addition, Warwick won the drivers title and Peugeot Talbot Sport won the manufacturers title of the Worlds Sports Car Championship in 1992. The 905 has a carbon fiber chassis combined with a light alloy 3.5L naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 650 bhp, which was very similar to F1 engines of the time.
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1993 Peugeot 905 EVO 1C (LE MANS WINNER): Eric Hélary, Christophe Bouchut and Geoff Brabham drove this car to victory at Le Mans in 1993. Although there was no World Championship that year, there of course was a 24 Hours of Le Mans and Peugeot put a true crown on the 905's career by scoring a 1-2-3 victory. That was the last time the 905 was raced and Peugeot turned their focus to Formula 1 as an engine supplier for McLaren.
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1992 Toyota Celica GT-4WD: 1992 Monte Carlo Rally winner with Luis Moya and Carlos Sainz. Sainz holds the WRC records for most career starts, podium finishes and points. The Toyota Celica GT-Four is a high performance model of the Celica liftback, with a turbocharged 3S-GTE engine, and full-time AWD. It was created to compete in the World Rally Championship, whose regulations dictate that a manufacturer must build road-going versions of the vehicle in sufficient numbers. Carlos Sainz won the 1992 World Rally Championship.
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1992 Toyota Celica GT-4WD: Rallye de Portugal 1992, this Toyota Europe entered machine driven by Markku Alen finished 4th. The Celica GT-Four ST165 made its World Rally Championship (WRC) debut in the 1988. Toyota's most successful rally car, it won the WRC Driver's Championship in 1992, and the WRC Manufacturer's and Driver's Championships in 1993 and 1994. I have a friend in Canada that owned one of these cars and it was truly phenomenal in the snow and ice.
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1992 Toyota TS010 (Le Mans 1992): Toyota Team Toms brought four cars to Le Mans in 1992. Three cars to race and one as a practice car which under new rules could be run with a sprint engine to establish grid positions. Toyota's qualified in third and fourth places, with this car qualifying fifth driven by the trio of Kenny Acheson, Piere-Henri Raphanel and Masanori Sekiya. Unlike their teammates, this team ran almost a trouble free race to finish 2nd overall and split the Peugeot team finishing first and third. The car suffered a misfire towards the end of the race, but Acheson was able to hold off the third place Peugeot. Built and developed in England, the TS010 was designed with an advanced composites monocoque which provided great structural strength. The carbon/Kevlar body was designed for maximum downforce, including its F1 style rear wing. It developed 660 bhp from its 3.5L V10 engine.
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1992 Toyota TS010 (Le Mans 1992): Jan Lammers, Andy Wallace and Teo Fabi (all ex-Jaguar drivers) teamed up to drive the Toyota TS010 entered by TOM's (Tachi Oiwa Motor Sport), a factory supported racing team and tuner at Le Mans in 1992. Starting from 4th on the grid, the team was as high in the order as third place before disaster struck. Wallace had a tire burst at 200 mph an after a long pitstop and later the engine developed a misfire; with another long stop for a new clutch. The team fought on, ultimately finishing 8th. Designed by former Jaguar designer Tony Southgate, the car carried over several XJR styling cues. Powered by a twenty valve V10 of 3.5L, producing 600bhp, the TS010 was serious competition in Group C in 1992 and again in 1993.
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1993 Toyota TS010: With the World Sportscar and All Japan Prototype Championships cancelled in 1993, Toyota only had Le Mans on the calendar to race their Group C prototype. The Tony Southgate designed TS010 had done well in 1992 and the British/Japanese TOM's team had finished 2nd at Le Mans that year. Back with three new chassis with improved aerodynamics and suspension for 1993, TOM's employed future F1 racer Eddie Irvine, Toshio Suzuki and Masanori Sekyia to drive this car. They were up against the dominant Peugeot 905 Evo. Irvine put this car second on the pole and set the fastest lap during the race, but the Toyota which once led the race succumbed to a number of setbacks, with a transmission replacement at the three quarters mark costing them a podium finish. 3.5L V10 engined car eventually finished 4th behind the Peugeot 1-2-3 rout. No where else to run, Le Mans was the only race for this car.
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1993 Eagle-Toyota MkIII GTP (SEBRING WINNER): Driven by Juan Manuel Fangio III and Andy Wallace to victory at Sebring in 1993, it was the second consecutive year the pair had driven this car to the winners circle at the twelve hour race. Designed and built by Dan Gurney's All-American Racers, the Mk III's dominated IMSA GTP racing in '92 & '93. They scored 21 of 27 races, including 14 straight earning Toyota the manufacturers title and Fangio II the drivers title both years. A Toyota 2.7L four, turbo producing 700 bhp provided the power to smoke the competition in the IMSA Camel GTP class.
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1993 Eagle-Toyota MkIII GTP (DAYTONA WINNER): Before the win at Sebring in 1993, Dan Gurney's All American Racers won Daytona, with P.J. Jones, Rocky Moran and Mark Dismore driving this MkIII Eagle to the win. It was the start of a great year in IMSA for AAR and Toyota. Jones and Moran drove this car to a 3rd place at Sebring and second at Mid-Ohio. Between Jones and teammate Juan Manuel Fangio III, they would win 10 of the 11 IMSA GTP races in 1993. The only race they didn't win was at Road America, which they didn't enter. 1993 was the final year of the GTP class in IMSA racing, with factory support and Camel sponsorship ending, it was the end of a great era.
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1994 Toyota 94C-V: Toyota Team SARD finished in 2nd place overall (1st in class) at Le Mans in 1994, with Eddie Irvine, Mauro Martini and Jeff Krosnoff at the wheel. The car was powered by the R36V 3.6 L Turbo V8, which produced about 600 bhp. This was the swan song for Toyota's Group C efforts and they moved on to production based cars for racing and ultimately, the GT-One project.
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1993 Toyota Celica GT-4WD: The 1000 Lakes Rally, or Rally Finland is the fastest event on the World Rally Championship calendar. Now known as the Neste Oil Rally Finland, the rally is driven on wide and smooth gravel roads, featuring blind crests and big jumps. In 1993 Finnish rally star Juha Kankkunen with French co-driver Denis Giraudet won the rally in this Group A Toyota. 1993 saw Kankkunen win the World Rally Championship, his fourth and one of his 23 wins over his career.
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1993 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V: Ray Mallock (RML) had a good relationship with Ecurie Ecosse, having campaigned their C2 cars in the Sportscar World Championship. RML entered touring car racing in 1992 by preparing two semi-works cars for Ecurie Ecosse in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). RML also prepared the cars for the works team, Vauxhall Sport. In 1993, the Ecosse team drivers were David Leslie and Harry Nutall. Leslie finished 8th in the Drivers Championship with a win at Thruxton and four poles on the season. He also won the TOCA Shoot-out, famous for the Nigel Mansell crash in a Mondeo. The 2.0L Cavalier developed 290 bhp, delivered through a 6-speed sequential gearbox and AWD.
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1996 Opel Vectra B: Masahiro Hasemi drove for HKS Opel Team Japan in the 1996 Japanese Touring Car Chamiponship where he finished 14th in the standings, his best finish being 6th place at Fuji. He won the Japanese Touring Car Championship in 1989, 1991 and 1992 and currently owns Hasemi Motorsport which competes in Super GT and is also a Nissan aftermarket parts company. . HKS is a large after-market parts supplier in Japan The second generation (1995-2002) 2.5L V6 powered Vectra was also known as a Vauxhall Vectra in the UK, Holden Vectra in Australia and Chevy Vectra in Mexico.
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1996 Vauxhall Vectra B: Driven in the BTCC in 1996 by 1995 BTCC Champion John Cleland, the Vectra never had the same success as its predecessor the Cavalier and suffered development problems in its first year of racing. In 1996, Audi entered the Championship and dominated the series. Cleland who is undisputably one of the best touring car racers ever, finished 8th in the Drivers Standings in 1996, his best finish being 2nd place at Snetterton. Campaigned by Vauxhall Sport, the Vectra was prepared by Ray Mallock Ltd., their final year with Vauxhall before moving on to Nissan.
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1994 Chevrolet Lumina: In 1994, Dale Earnhardt achieved a feat that he himself had believed to be impossible, he scored his seventh Winston Cup championship, tying Richard Petty. 1994 was the last year for the Lumina body style, to be replaced by the Monte Carlo. Driving for Richard Childress Racing, Earnhardt earned the nicknames "The Man in Black" and "The Intimidator" for his aggressive driving style and his fearless approach to competition. He won 76 NASCAR races in his career, including the Daytona 500 in 1998. Unfortunately, he was killed in a last lap accident at the same track in 2001. He was one of the sports truly legendary figures.
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo: Jeff Gordon is one of the most popular drivers in the current era of NASCAR. He backs up his boyish good looks with great driving talent. He has won the Daytona 500 three times and the Cup series championship four times driving for Hendrick Motorsports. In 1995, Gordon won his first championship, two years after his rookie season. 2013 will mark Gordon's 20th season in NASCAR, still capable of winning the championship!
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1996 Chrysler Viper GT-R GT1: Dominique Dupuy, Perry McCarthy and Justin Bell drove this entry for Société Viper Team Oreca at Le Mans in 1996. They failed to finish due to a blown engine on the 96th lap. Developed in conjunction with Chrysler, Oreca and Reynard Motorsport, the GTS-R was the racing variant of the Dodge Viper, created to contest the GT1 class at Le Mans and other European races as well as the North American IMSA series. The Viper's 8.0L V10 produced 600 bhp and had a top-speed of close to 200 mph. The GT1 was discontinued for the GT2 in 1997, with Vipers finishing 1-2 in their class at Le Mans.
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1997 Lister Storm GTL (G-Force): The Lister Storm uses the 7.0L V-12 Jaguar XJR engine used in the Jaguar Group C and IMSA GTP cars. The GTL was introduced in 1997 as an improvement on the GTS GT1 class car, with more aerodynamic bodywork. It scored a 4th in class finish at Daytona, Two Storm GTL's were entered at Le Mans in 1997, this car having been driven by Julian Bailet, Thomas Erdos and Martin Skaife. Unfortunatelt gearbox issues forced them out early, being classified in 40th place. The GTL project was dropped in favor of the Lister GT development.
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1995 McLaren F1 GTR (LE MANS WINNER): Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya and JJ Lehto drove this car to 1st place at Le Mans in 1995. The F1 features a 6.1-litre BMW S70 60° V12 engine and it was conceived as an exercise by designer Gordon Murray in creating what its designers hoped would be considered the ultimate road car. The GTR is the custom built racing version, of which 28 were built and this is one of 9 built in 1995.
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1995 McLaren F1 GTR: Mark Blundell, Ray Bellm and Maurizio Sandro Sala finished 4th at Le Mans in 1995, 3rd in class behind two other F1 GTR's, including the race winner to the left. 1995 was the total domination year of Le Mans by GT1 cars. Competing in the BPR Global GT Series, the McLaren introduced a modified engine management system that increased power output however, air-restrictors mandated by racing regulations reduced the power back to 600 hp.
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1997 McLaren F1 GTR: Jean-Marc Gounon, Pierre-Henri Raphanel and Anders Olofsson drove to 2nd place overall, first in class (GT1) in the Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren entry at Le Mans in 1997. A total of 10 GTR's with "long-tails" were built in'97, with the BMW S70 V12 engine downsized to 5990cc to prolong engine life. It retained its 600 bhp however, and reached a top speed of 197 mph on the Mulsane Straight.
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1998 Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-TWR): The R390 was designed to run at Le Mans and Nissan turned to Tom Walkinshaw Racing to design and engineer the new race car. TWR designers Ian Callum and Tony Southgate chose the 641 hp, 3.5L turbo V8 engine from the Nissan R89C Group C car and its original design resembled the Jaguar XJR-15. At Le Mans in 1997, the cars failed scrutineering and the body work had to be modified. While they proved to be fast, a lack of development resulted in gearbox and other mechanical failures. For 1998, Nissan brought four cars to Le Mans, with revised longer rear body work to meet ACO regulations and improved downforce. They put on a strong performance, finishing 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th, but were unable to match Porsche's dominance. This car was driven by Jan Lammers, Erik Comas and Andrea Montermini and finished 6th overall. Rule changes for GT cars rendered the cars obsolete after 1998.
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1998 Nissan R390 GT1 (Astec-TWR): Satoshi Motoyama, Takuyo Kurosawa and Masami Kageyama brought the Nissa Motorsports entry home in 10th place, 9th in class at Le Mans in 1998. Nissan had four of their GT1 class cars place in the top ten at Le Mans that year. Powered by a 3.5L VRH35L twin turbo DOHC V8, producing 641 bhp. The car's styling group was led by Ian Callum, and the mechanical and aerodynamic design led by Tony Southgate, both of Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR).
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1998 Toyota GT One: Keiichi Tsuchiya, Ukyou Katayama and Toshio Suzuki drove this Toyota Motorsports entry to 9th place overall at Le Mans in 1998. The GT-One was originally developed for GT1, but was eventually adapted to Le Mans protoype racing for 1998. The carbon fiber chassis car was developed by Toyota Team Europe in association with Dallara, the mid-engine prototype being powered by a 3.6 L Twin-Turbo V8, producing 600 bhp. At Le Mans 1998, Martin Brundle set fastest lap in one of the team GT-One's and the thrird team car held 2nd place until the final hour when transmission failure left this car as the sole GT-One survivor.
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1999 Toyota GT-One: Developed by Toyota Team Europe in conjunction with Dallara in Germany, the GT-One was built to contest the GT1 class at Le Mans and compete against the might of Mercedes and Porsche. Raced at Le Mans in both 1998 and 1999, this car (Ch. LM804) was 1 of 7 built and powered by its 3.6L twin-turbo V8, was as quick as the competition. Although it crashed in '98, it finished 2nd at Le Mans in 1999 (starting from pole position), with Ukyo Katayama, Keiichi Tsuchiya and Toshio Suzuki driving.
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1999 Lola B98/10: Lola designed the B98/10 for customers without major factory backing to run in the prototype class in the Sports Car World Cup, American Le Mans series and at Le Mans. While able to accept a variety of engines, the most popular choice was the Rousch designed 6.0L Ford V8, which produced 740bhp. The cars came with the same gearbox used in Lola's current Indy Car and the outer skin of the composite monocoque chassis also served as the bodywork. Kremer Racing bought their Lola to run in the SCWC and at Le Mans, forgoing Porsche power in favor of the Roush-Ford V8. They entered this car at Le Mans in 1999, but had little time to test the car before practice in May and the car suffered overheating issues, qualifying back in 25th for the race. During the race, driven by Tomas Saldana, Didier de Radigue's and Grant Orbell, the car had taken 10th place before gearbox trouble forced them out of the race early on Sunday morning. Kremer raced the car through the 1999 and 2000 SCWC seasons and into 2001, taking a win in S. Africa and two other podium finishes. While it showed promise, the B98/10 was never as fast or reliable as its competition. Eight cars in total were built.
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RACING & GT CARS 2000 - present:

2000 AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM: Thomas Jager drove this car in the revived 2000 DTM Championship, supporting teammate and series champion Bernd Schneider. These were highly modified, V8 powered, tube frame, carbon fiber silhouette bodied racers (although the roof and roof pillars do originate from the production car). The engine power is limited to 470 hp.
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2001 Lister Storm GT: The Storm Gt was created to compete in the FIA GT Championship in Europe. This car was campaigned from the 2001 season, with the Lister team taking a 2nd place in the championship in 2003. Powered by a Jaguar 7.0L V-12 from the XJR Group 6 cars, the Storm produced 546 bhp and was capable of 208 mph. This is how the car was campained in the final season (2005) before Lister concentrated on the Storm LMP for Le Mans, as driven by Justin Keen and Liz Halliday.
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2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R: The C5-R is a grand touring race car base on the C5 Corvette and built by Pratt & Miller in conjunction with GM..Raced in the American Le Mans series as well as at Le Mans, the C5-R was one of the most dominant forces in GT racing. This car (Chassis #004) was driven primarily by Andy Pilgrim during the '01 season. Joining Pilgrim for the Rolex Daytona 24 Hour in 2001 were Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Jr., as well as Kelly Collins. They placed 4th overall and 2nd in class. Sadly, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was killed a couple of weeks later in a crash at Daytona during the NASCAR race.
Model by ACTION 1/43
2001 Dome S101: Dome returned to Le Mans as a manufacturer in 2001, after having entered a modified version of the 1999 Le Mans winning BMW LMP V12 in 2000. For '01, Dome had a completely new carbon fibre / aluminium honeycomb chassis. Powered by a 4.0L Judd V10, the S101 produced 600 bhp for Jan Lammers' Racing for Holland team, with Donny Crevels & Val Hillebrand. Qualifying fourth, Lammers led Le Mans until electrical problems ended their promising debut race.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2001 Saleen S7R (R.M.L.): Built by Saleen Automotive, the S7R is a high performance mid-engined supercar produced from 2000-2007. Powered by an aluminum Ford 7.0L twin-turbo V8, the S7R produced 750 hp and had a top speed of 248 mph. S7R's were entered in the American and European Le Mans series. Ray Mallock Ltd. (RML) assembled the first few S7-Rs under the supervision of Saleen's engineering team in their workshops in Britain. This car was campaigned in Europe for the 2001 season by RML. For Le Mans thatyear, it was co-sponsored by Ecurie Ecosse and driven by Johnny Mowley, Ian Kellar and Bruno Lambert. They failed to finish due to engine failure after 175 laps. The team did quite well in the 2001 season with several class wins. In 2002, the car was sold to Graham Nash Motorsport and campaigned through 2005.
Model by IXO 1/43
2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8: In 2001 Bentley returned to the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race after a gap of 73 years, with Eric van de Poele, Andy Wallace, and Butch Leitzinger, finishing in 3rd place. The Bentley has a strong resemblance to and shares some technology with the Audi R8C, using the engine from the Audi R8, a 3.6 litre turbocharged V8. From its debut, the primary object was a win for Bentley and Volkswagen Group domination at Le Mans.
Model by IXO 1/43
2003 Bentley EXP Speed 8 (LE MANS WINNER): By the late 90's, Bentley was owned by the Volkswagen Group. This allowed close collaberation with the Audi Racing Team for the Bentley project. The engine from the Audi R8, a 3.6 litre turbocharged V8, was used as the initial powerplant in 2001, upgraded to 4.0L and 600 hp in 2003. The Bentleys ran 1-2 almost the entire Le Mans in 2003, finishing in that order, with this car placing 1st. It was driven by Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Guy Smith, with Kristensen putting the car on pole.
2003 Saleen S7-R: Powered by a Ford V8 engine with 600 bhp (199 mph), the Saleen S7 is a limited-production, carbon fiber bodied, high-performance American supercar. At Le Mans in 2003, Jean-Francois Yvon, Walter Brun and Jesus Diez de Villaroel for Konrad Motorsports, but were unable to qualify fast enough to make the 50 car field and were the second reserve car for the race. Reliability problems plagued the cars. When they the cars did finish, various victories were scored in the highly competitive FIA GT Championship against their main rival, Corvette.
Model by IXO 1/43

2003 Maserati Trofeo: The Maserati Trofeo is a racing version of the 4200 GT that was introduced in 2003. It is powered by a 4.2L V8 which produces 414 hp. The Trofeo weighs 550 lbs less than a stock coupe due to being stripped of all unnecessary weight and the use of carbon fiber body panels. A Trofeo racing series was organized for enthusiasts, with a per-race rental charge of about $20,000. This is the presentation car from the press launch of the racing series.
Model by IXO 1/43
2003 Lamborghini Murciélago GT RG-1: Only nine Murciélago R-GT's were built for competition in conjunction with Audi Sport and Reiter Engineering who primarily campaigned the cars in the early stages. The cars competed in the FIA GT1 Championship, American Le Mans series and at Le Mans in 2006, 2007 & 2009. Rear wheel drive, driven by a 6.0L V12 putting out 580 bhp, these cars had potential, but lacked total commitment from Lamborghini to properly test and sort these cars out. This car, raced at Le Mans in 2006 by the Japanese Lamborghini Owners Club But was not classified at the finish, with Marco Apicella, Kouji Yamanishi & Yasutaka Hinoi driving.
Model by METRO 1/43
2003 Lister Storm GT: For the 2003 FIA GT Championship season, Lister ran this car with regular drivers David Sterckx and Andrea Piccini. After finishing 2nd at the Spa 24 Hours test race, they were joined by Gabriele Lancieri and Gaving Pickering for the 24 Hour race. They finished 10th. Lister Racing placed 2nd in the Team Championship in 2003, following their championship seasons in 2001 & 2002. This car was raced once more in the 2004 season and retired as Lister focussed on the Storm LMP project.
Model by Altaya/IXO 1/43
2004 Lister Storm LMP: The name Lister was resurrected in the mid-80's once again become a prominent name in motorsports with the Lister Storm using Jaguar power. The Storm became a force in GT racing, with Lister winning the 2000 FIA GT Driver's and Constructor's titles. Deciding to build on that success, Lister began development of a open LMP car for the prototype class at Le Mans and other endurance racing events. The Andy Thorby designed car had several unique aerodynamic features and was powered by a 6.0L Lister Chevrolet V8 engine producing 570 bhp. A lack of funding led to a lack of development and the team struggled and did not enter Le Mans until 2004. John Nielsen, Casper Legaard and Jens Moller finished 24th overall after having qualified 15th. For 2005, the team started working on hybrid power in this car's chassis.
Model by SPARK 1/43

2005 Pescarolo C60 Hybride: Pescarolo Sport were World Sports Car Champions in 2005 & 2006 and with Emmanuel Collard, Jean Cristophe Boullion and Erik Comas driving, finished 2nd behind the winning Audi at Le Mans in 2005 in this car. To meet new regulations, Pescarolo rdesigned their Courage C60 chassis for 2005, with new aerodynamic body work and the new Judd 4.7L V10 engine. Pescarolo finished 2nd again with this car at Le Mans in 2006.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43
2005 Lotus Exige 240R: The Exige is the coupe version of the Elise and is powered by the same 1.8L DOHC Toyota built (Yamaha designed) engine. In the limited 240R versions, the engine is supercharged and produces 243 bhp! Perfect for racing, with a car that was designed to produce maximum downforce and weighs just over 2,000 lbs. This is a 'what if" exercise by Old Irish Racing to produce a Exige in GT3 race trim.
Model by AUTOART 1/43
2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R: The French team of Luc Hand Aventures entered this Corvette C6.R (Chassis #003) at Le Mans in 2008 & 2009. The entry finish 16th overall and 2nd in the GT1 class in 2009, driven by Yann Clairay, Xavier Maasen and Julien Jousse, the second straight GT1 podium finish for the team. The C6.R was built by Pratt & Miller and General Motors for competition in endurance racing in 2006, with a 7.0L V8 which produces 600 hp.
Model by IXO 1/43

2006 Hendricks-Chevrolet Monte Carlo: I had the opportunity to drive this car at Texas Motor Speedway in the Spring of 2007. I did 30 laps in one of the 600 hp NASCAR style stock cars as part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience. I had never driven anything with that much weight and horsepower that fast. My fastest lap on the 1.5 mile oval was an average of over 153 mph. Fun!, Fun!, Fun!
Model by ACTION 1/24
2007 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP: The Team Peugeot Total entry combined Pedro Lamy, Stéphane Sarrazin and Sebastian Bourdais at Le Mans in 2007. The trio finished in 2nd place behind the winning Audi. Sarrazin put this car on the pole. The Peugeot 908 is powered by a 5.5 L V12 HDi diesel engine, the maximum size allowed by Le Mans Prototype rules. Its power output is 730 horsepower. The 908 was the second diesel engined sports car designed by a major manufacturer for racing at Le Mans and in the Le Mans series.
Model by IXO 1/43
2008 Courage Oreca LC70-Judd: Olivier Panis, Simon Pagenaud and Marcel Fässler drove this LC70 for Team Oreca at Le Mans in 2008. An accident on the 147th lap took the trio out of the race. The sister team car finished in 8th position. After sorting out the Courage chassis, now powered by a Judd V10 engine, the LC70's 5.5L engine producing 650 bhp was a contender for Oreca which had purchased Courage for their race car production capabilities and excellent chassis..
Model by IXO 1/43
2008 Courage-Oreca LC70 E: At Le Mans in 2009, the Signature Plus team of Pierre Ragues, Franck Maileux and Didier Andre finished 11th overall and 10th in the LMP1 class. This car finished 8th the preceeding year at Le Mans and is the sister team car to the other Courage-Oreca in the collection. Campaigned in the Le Mans series in 2008 & 2009, this car consistently brought home top five finishes.
Model by IXO 1/43

2008 Saleen-Ford S7-R: The French team of Christophe Bouchut, Patrick Bornhauser and David 'Hallyday' Smet drove this Larbre Competiton S7R to 28th place overall and 6th in the GT1 class at Le Mans in 2008. Using a Saleen-Ford 7.0L V8, producing 700 hp and capable of 200 mph, the Saleen was successful for this team apart from Le Mans, winning the 2008 FFSA GT Championship.
Model by IXO 1/43
2009 Morgan Aero 8 Supersport GT3: Impressed with the Morgan Aero 8 after former F1 drivers Jaques Laffite and Jean-Pierre Jabouille had a successful drive at the Spa 24 hours in 2003; Laffite, bankrolled by the chairman of a Swiss bank created AutoGt Racing. The team developed two GT3 versions of the Aero 8 for the 2009 season and won both opening rounds of the European GT3 Championship at Silverstone. This race and win took on special significance since it was Morgan's Centenary Year with a win on British soil. Throughout the season this car was driven by Dimitri Enjalbert and Johan-Boris Scheier. Based on its 1930's design, the Morgan had an aluminum chassis with some traditional ash framing and carbon fiber body panels. Powered by a BMW 5.0L V8 producing 440 bhp, the 2381 lb (1080 Kg) car was a Gt3 contender from the beginning. It raced one year, with AutoGt Racing taking 6th place in the 2009 Championship. This is how the car appeared at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2009, celebrating Morgan's 100th year anniversary.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2009 Peugeot 908 V12 HDI FAP (LE MANS WINNER): Peugeot Sport Total won Le Mans in 2009 with David Brabham, Marc Gene and Alexander Wurz teaming up to break Audi's grip on Le Mans. Four 908s were entered into the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, three by Peugeot, and a 2008 model by Pescarolo, which crashed. It was a 1-2 finish for Peugeot, 16 years after Peugeot's last win at Le Mans, making 2009 Peugeot's third win at Le Mans.
Model by IXO 1/43
2010 Citroen C4 WRC: Former World Drivers Champion Kimi Raikkonen and fellow Finn Kaj Lindstromas co-driver finished in 5th place overall on the 2010 Rally of Turkey. Raikkonen left the Ferrari F1 team qafter the 2009 season to drive a Citroën C4 WRC for the Citroën Junior Team in the World Rally Championship . The Rally of Turkey finish was this best of the season. The C4 WRC is based on the C4 production car and isa 4wd car powered by a 2.0L DOHC inline -four cylinder engine producing 315 bhp. From 2007-2010, the C4 WRC scored 36 victories in the World Rally Championship, most of them with Sébastien Loeb at the wheel.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600-4: Frédéric Fatien, Fabien Giroix, Karim Al Azhari, and Andrea Barlesi drove this entry for Gulf Racing (UAE) in the Pro-Am class at the Spa 24 Hours in 2011. A faulty clutch ended their race. Despite the Gulf colors, the car only completed one race in the Blancpain World Endurance Series for GT3 cars in 2011. Powered by a 5.2L V10 mid-engine producing 605 hp, the aluminum chassis cars weer widely raced with succes in GT3 events around the globe.
Model by FUJIMI 1/43
2011 Oreca 03-Nissan: French team Signature Racing obtained one of the five Oreca 03's built in 2011 and combined forces with Nissan to create Signatech Racing. They campaigned this car together in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at Le Mans. Powered by a Nissan 4.5L V8 producing a regulated 460bhp, the carbon fibre monocoque car proved to be competitive from the beginning. At Le Mans in 2011, the team drivers Franck Mailleux, Lucas Ordonel and Soheil Ayari placed 9th overall and second in the LMP2 class. Signatech campaigned the car again in 2012, finishing 10th overall at Le Mans and 4th in class. In 2013, Signature combined with Alpine and this car was rechristened as an Alpine A450 in homage to the great Alpine Le Mans cars of the early 70's. Used primarily as a second team car, Signatech-Alpine entered the cars once more at Le Mans in 2015. Unfortunately during the sixth hour, it was crashed at Mulsanne Corner and effectively ended the cars racing life. Le Mans 2011 was the team's best finish.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2013 Oreca 03R-Judd/BMW: The second Oreca chassis built in 2011 was sold to Michel Frey's Race-Performance team from Switzerland. Campaigned by the team in European events, this car participated in four Le Mans races beginning in 2011 and culminating in 2016. Frey being part of the Emil Frey family that has automotive groups which include BMW (and Jaguar) it was natural that they selected the Judd-BMW HK 3.6L V8 to power their Oreca. Engine Developments had coaxed 510hp out of their Judd engine, but it was regulated in LMP2 to 460bhp. Joining Frey at Le Mans in 2014 were Frank Mailleux and Jon Lancaster. They placed 13th overall and 8th in class, the best overall performance for Race Performance at Le Mans.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2013 Oreca 03R-Nissan: In 2013 Oreca made a ‘Le Mans kit’ available to their customers which took advantage of new regulations and the evolution in aerodynamics, to modify the 03’s front and rear bodywork. Modified cars were designated as 03R’s. Murphy Prototypes is a Dublin based team started by ex-racer Greg Murphy in 2012. Campaigning the Oreca in the European Le Mans series in 2013, they finished 4th overall in the LMP2 class and had a strong performance at Le Mans, finishing 12th overall and 6th in class. The car upgraded to 03R specs raced at Le Mans again in 2014 as seen here. Nathan Berthen, Rodolfo Gonzalez and ex-F1 driver Karun Chandhok qualified the car in 15th position. Unfortunately, on lap 73 in heavy rain they were crashed out of the race by another LMP2 competitor. At Le Mans in 2015 with Chandhok and Berthan driving, they took the car to 13th overall and 5th in class. The car ultimately raced at Le Mans five times and five seasons in ELMS. Murphy put the car up for sale at the end of the 2017 race season.
Model by SPARK 1/43

2014 Audi R8 LMS Ultra : Winner of the 24 Hours of Spa in 2014 with Marcus Winkelhock, Rene Rast and Laurens Vanthoor sharing the driving duties in the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT entered car, racing in the GT3-Pro division. They set pole position in the 5.2L V10 powered car. Producing 562 bhp, the R8 LMS Ultra is a lighter, stronger, more powerful and more aerodynamic car than its predecessor the R8 LMS. The R8 LMS Ultra was first introduced in 2012 and is sold to Audi privateer customers to use in GT3 series such as the Blancpain GT Series.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2014 Bentley Continental GT3: Andrew Mayack, Steve Kane and Guy Smith drove the M-Power Bentley in the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series. The trio took their first win at Silverstone in the 3-Hour race, followed by a win at Paul Richard in France. The team finished in second place at the end of the season. The Bentley Continental GT3 is powered by a 4.0L Twin-turbo V8 engine, which produces 550 bhp. Enough power to propel the aluminum bodied race car to close to 240 mph! Not bad for the big car from Crewe!
Model by TSM Model 1/43
2014 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: The SLS AMG GT3 is a race car version of SLS AMG Coupé, developed in accordance with the GT3 regulations introduced in 2011. According to AMG, however, the 6.2-liter V-8 will likely make 600 horsepower Limited edition #30 of 700. The first edition of the Hankook 12H Zandvoort finished with a fantastic victory for the Car Collection Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, driven by Peter Schmidt, Christian Bracke, Mirko Schultis and local hero Renger van der Zande. The team won the race after an exciting battle in the opening hours with the Scuderia Praha Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2018 Toyota TS050 Hybrid (LE MANS WINNER): After years of coming close, Toyota finally got is outright win at Le Mans in 2018, with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team finishing two laps ahead of the other Toyota in second place. Expected to dominate in LMP1 in absence of other direct factory entries, the two Toyota's led from start to finish. Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso and former F1 racers Kazuki Nakajima and Sebasttien Buemi set pole in the #8 car. A strong performance by Alonso in the night and then by Nakajima allowed the team to retake the lead from its sister car in the 16th hour and not relinquish it for the rest of the race. Developed in 2016, the TS050 is powered by a biturbo 2.4L V6, with 8 mega joule hybrid power; each producing 500 hp for a combined 1,000 hp. For Le Mans it used a 7-speed sequential gear box.
Model by SPARK 1/43


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