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2024-07-18: Supercars from the 1990s at the Louwman Museum and latest news ...
1990s Supercars at the Louwman Museum and latest news From July 5th, the entrance hall of the Louwman Museum has been filled with Supercars from the 1990s. Inspired by the posters that lined many bedroom and garage walls, twelve supercars were carefully curated. Among the star cars on display are the Toyota GT-One road car and the only Nissan R390 in private hands. The Supercars from the 1990s will run through to September 1st at the The Hague museum.
One of the most interesting cars that featured at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed was the Auto Union Type 52. Powered by a mid-engined V16 engine, it has been built recently using period Ferdinand Porsche drawings. Clearly inspired by the legendary Grand Prix cars, the Type 52 would have been one of the very first supercars had it been built. Another world debut revealed at Goodwood was the Polestar BST, which previews a high-performance version of the Polestar 6 sports car.
We were also at Goodwood and are currently preparing our in-depth coverage with what promises to be a spectacular set of images.

2024-07-15: Porsches and Mercedes to headline RM Sotheby's Tegernsee auction ...
Porsche 550 RS Spyder As part of next week's Tegernsee Concours d'Elegance, RM Sotheby's will host a live auction that is fittingly headlined by a pair of Porsches and a Mercedes-Benz. The most valuable car to cross the block in the Southern most tip of Germany is this Porsche 550 RS Spyder. It was sold new to Portugal and extensively raced around Europe. It was restored on behalf of the family of the second owner by Porsche between 1992 and 1994 and retains the original engine, gearbox and chassis. Rarely seen since the restoration was completed, 550-0038 has a pre-sale estimate of €3.5 - 4.2 million.
A more modern racing Porsche consigned to the sale is this 935 that was raced at Spa in 2019. It features a striking Carrera Toys livery and not surprisingly a commemorative model was made of this very car. Sparingly used since the 2019 season, the 935 should sell for over €1 million.
Although it is 15 years old, this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 'Stirling Moss' is effectively brand new. Painted in a special-order silver, it has been consigned with a mere 45 km on the odometer. The tribute to the great, late Stirling Moss is estimated to sell for €3.2 - 3.8 million.

2024-07-11: 2024 24 Hours of Spa report and 140-shot gallery ...
2024 24 Hours of Spa report and 140-shot gallery Two weeks ago we were at the Circuit Spa Francorchamps to celebrate the centenary of the 24 Hours of Spa. Run since 2001 for GT cars, the event also has a rich history as a touring car race. To mark the 100th anniversary of the race, the regular program was complemented by the Peter Auto Endurance Racing Legends and Heritage Touring Cup. Further support acts that warmed up the nearly 100,000-strong crowd were races for the European GT2 and GT4 series and also the McLaren Trophy. The race started at 16:30 on Saturday afternoon and had more than its fair share of drama culminating in last minute drama for one car and a historic victory for another.
Our photographers were on hand in time to capture the famous parade around the old track and into the town of Spa. This is included in the 140-shot gallery that covers all the grids and accompanies a brief recap of the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Spa.

2024-07-08: Bonhams Festival of Speed preview with works Aston and two Ferrari supercars ...
Aston Martin DB2 Team Car One of the set fixtures of the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed is the annual Bonhams auction. Consigned as one of the absolute stars to cross the block is this iconic Aston Martin DB2 Team Car. It is one of five DB2s produced by Aston Martin specifically for racing. It was raced by the likes of Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori, Tony Rolt and Peter Collins in period and was later part of the fabulous Leyba collection for many years. Offered from a 14-year single ownership, chassis LML/50/9 is a Goodwood regular and was raced during the 2018 Revival by Aston Martin works driver Darren Turner.
The most valuable car on offer is this Ferrari LaFerrari that was sold new to the United Kingdom. It was well specced but only rarely used by its current custodian. It was consigned with 1,430 miles on the odometer and 206287 is now expected to sell for £2,800,000 - 3,400,000.
Another low-mileage Ferrari on offer is this 488 Pista. It is the rare Piloti version, which was available only to Ferrari Challenge and XX Programme drivers. Not quite in keeping with its name, 250957 had only covered 100 mile at the time of consignment.

2024-07-05: 24 Hours of Le Mans recap and one-off Pagani ...
24 Hours of Le Mans report and 80-shot gallery Endurance racing is in a great place right now as highlighted by this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The legendary twice-round-the-clock race featured a capacity grid with nine manufacturers competing in the top category, while the likes of Ford, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Lamborghini, BMW and Aston Martin were all in the running for the new LMGT3 category. Despite hampered at times by tempestuous weather, it turned out to be an incredibly close race with a record-breaking nine cars finishing on the lead lap. Our friend Bob van der Wolf was at Le Mans during the race week and he has returned with an 80-shot gallery for our brief race recap.
The latest one-off produced by Pagani is this Huayra Epitome. Fittingly named, it combines an uprated twin-turbo V12 engine with a manual seven-speed gearbox. The revised engine is good for 851 bhp and 1,100 Nm of torque in this configuration. In addition to the improved mechanical package, the Epitome is also fitted with revised front and rear bumpers to give it a truly distinct appearance as well.

2024-07-01: Wild Aston Martin Valiant track car, new M5 and Continental GTC Speed ...
Aston Martin Valiant One of the perks of being an Aston Martin works driver is that you have the ear of the company's engineers. Fernando Alonso made the most of this status when he requested the development of a track-ready version of the Valour concept cars. Dubbed the Valiant, it boasts more power and a more extreme body package but the H-pattern, six-speed manual gearbox has been retained. Production of the Valiant is limited to just 38 examples and all have been spoken for. It will officially break cover at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week.
Another world debut set to hit the hill is the all-new BMW M5. It is the first M5 powered by a hybrid drivetrain, which consists of a twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor mounted in the eight-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to a 717 bhp system output and all-wheel drive, the new M5 will boasts sufficient performance despite the hefty unladen weight of 2,435 kg.
At this weekend's Spa 24 Hours, BMW announced the details of the BMW M4 GT4 Evo. The work has focused on reliability and improved drivability compared to the current model. Existing customers can acquire an upgrade package, while the M4 GT4 Evo is also available as a complete car.
Along with the Continental GT Speed, Bentley have revealed the drop-top Continental GTC Speed. Both feature a hybrid drivetrain that can produce up to 771 bhp and 1,000 Nm of torque.