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Forza Motorsport 5 Vidoc: Audi R18 e-tron quattro

I’ve told myself that I’m going to wait at least a year before deciding which next-generation console I’m going to buy for myself. Unfortunately, this video showing Forza Motorsport 5 and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Le Mans isn’t helping my patience any. The game looks GREAT and the detail on the cars is spectacular. Check out this new video documentary from Turn 10 and see for yourself.

SRT Announces New Viper GT3-R for GT Competition

The SRT Viper GT3-R is collaboration between Chrysler Group’s

Chryler’s SRT Motorsports chose Circuit de la Sarthe to unveil the newest race version of the Viper, officially named the SRT Viper GT3-R.  The Viper GT3-R has been developed as a direct descendant of the SRT Viper street car with a collaboration between SRT Motorsports and Riley Technologies.  Riley is well known in the sports car racing community for their winning Grand-AM Daytona prototypes, to their successful GT racing endeavors.

The SRT Viper GT3-R builds off the knowledge already gained from the ALMS/GT version of the Viper, the GTS-R and has been equipped with a GT3-spec aero kit. The transmission is an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters and a multi-disc race clutch, six-piston brake calipers up front and four-piston brake calipers in the rear. Power comes from the iconic V10  engine found in every Viper. Power numbers have not been released, but we expect this to vary based on the needs of the race series the Viper GT3-R will be competing in.

Deliveries to customers begin in late 2013, and prices for the SRT Viper GT3-R begin at $459,000.  We’ll take two.

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2013 24 Hours of Le Mans: Get Your 2013 Spotters Guide!

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Are you ready for the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend? Make sure you have your 2013 Le Mans Spotters Guide in hand before the start of the race. Andy Blackmore has once again put together his fantastic spotters guide, and enhanced it with even more info to help you enjoy watching the greatest motorsport race in the world.  We’ll have a full coverage guide up soon so you know where to catch all the action online and on the TV.

 

Flash: First Free Practice for the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans Starts @ 9am CST

Just a reminder that the first free practice for the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans starts today at 9am CST through 1pm CST. Follow along at http://www.24h-lemans.com/live/en/ for timing and scoring, or Radiolemans.com for commentary. lemans-tv.com also has some great content from behind the scenes.

As always, we’ll be covering the event live for the full 24 hours and then some. Details on the full schedule to follow

2012 24 Hours of Le Mans Photo Gallery

As I sit here at home typing this while trying to recover from massive sleep deprivation, I’m still in disbelief that just four days ago I was standing less than five feet from the legendary Mulsanne straight.  I’m still in disbelief that a hybrid race car not only ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but also won the race.  Most of all, I’m still in disbelief that I attended the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. No more “Maybe next year.”

By now you probably already know the results of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and you may have even kept up with our live news stream here at S:S:L.  Rather than rewriting the news that you already know,  I present to you the 80th running of the world’s greatest racing event as seen through my eyes and my camera.  These photos were taken at various points during the week; some are from qualifying sessions, some from the pre-race pageantry, and others from the race itself.  I hope that you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed producing them, and I hope that every one of you gets to experience the amazement and wonder of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in person as I just did.  Cheers.

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