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View Poll Results: Best post 1970 Le Mans racing car?
Mazda 787B 7 25.00%
Toyota GT-One TSO20 2 7.14%
Nissan R390 GT1 2 7.14%
Porsche 962 10 35.71%
Audi R8 7 25.00%
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 2 7.14%
Bentley Speed 8 0 0%
Porsche 917 (or 917K) 4 14.29%
Audi R10 TDi 7 25.00%
Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9 0 0%
Peugeot 905 1 3.57%
Audi R15 TDi 2 7.14%
Aston Martin Lola LMP 0 0%
Panoz LMP-01 0 0%
Cadillac LMP 0 0%
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:15 AM
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Which Le Mans car?

Which post 1970 Le Mans racing car do you think is the best, and why?
(if your choice isn't included, just post what yours would be)
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:05 PM
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Audi R8. The fact that the entire engine/transmission/rear suspension can be changed in under five minutes combined the the reliability and performance made it a game changer.

Runners up: Porsche 911 GT1.

The Completely Mad Award goes to the Porsche 935K for it's awesomeness/ridiculousness.
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917/30. For the insane hp rating (consider the time!!!).
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:25 PM
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The 962 for its amazing winning record, certainly if you look at the cars impressive stats and note that the car isnt right at all these records simply become more incredible
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:41 PM
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Audi R8, dominant and reliable, two things needed for endurance racing
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:53 PM
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2 cars that has to be in is the Porsche 956/962, and Audi R8. Both of them are cars that defined an era, and had multiple wins.

Audi R10 TDI has to be the honorable mention. First diesel car to win, and in the latter part of its life was punching above its weight against the Peugeot...
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:25 PM
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The simple fact that the Porsche 962/956 could win almost 20 years after it's creation simply makes it the greatest Le Mans car EVER!.
(The TWR Porsche, was an modified Porsche 962 chassis, which is based on the 956.)
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The simple fact that the Porsche 962/956 could win almost 20 years after it's creation simply makes it the greatest Le Mans car EVER!.
(The TWR Porsche, was an modified Porsche 962 chassis, which is based on the 956.)
WSC95 was a modified Jaguar XJR-14 chassis....
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I love plenty of these cars but I enjoy Audi's decision to not only use diesel engines, but then to win on top of that just seems really significant to me. I'm just sad they decided not to put the V12TDI engine in an R8 production model - it would have been epic and instantly been one of my favourite cars of all time.
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Jag's XJR 12 belongs on that list
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Jag's XJR 12 belongs on that list
As there are only a maximum of 15 poll options, all the greats could obviously not be included. The XJR-12 is certainly an honourable mention though.

For me it is the Mazda 787B. My favorite Le Mans car is the Porsche 962. However, the Mazda 787B is the only Japanese car ever to win the Le Mans 24 hours. And with a rotary engine. Especially notable was the fact that it was racing against some pretty daunting opposition, namely, the Jag XJR's and Mercedes C11's, both of which had far more chance of victory on paper.
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As there are only a maximum of 15 poll options, all the greats could obviously not be included. The XJR-12 is certainly an honourable mention though.

For me it is the Mazda 787B. My favorite Le Mans car is the Porsche 962. However, the Mazda 787B is the only Japanese car ever to win the Le Mans 24 hours. And with a rotary engine. Especially notable was the fact that it was racing against some pretty daunting opposition, namely, the Jag XJR's and Mercedes C11's, both of which had far more chance of victory on paper.
But was restricted far more.
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But was restricted far more.
How do you mean?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:02 AM
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As far as i remember the old Group C. cars (the Mercs, Jags and Porsches) got restrictions because of the move towards the 3.5L engines.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:18 PM
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The Porsche 917 should not appear in the list....its last race at Le Mans was IN 1970.
Significant cars missing:
Matra V12/670
Ferrari 312 PB
Porsche 935
Porsche 936....
and the most significant one is the Rondeau, the only car driven by its constructor to an overall win.
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