The Truth About Cars » le mans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » le mans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2017 Ford GT Entering 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2017-ford-gt-entering-2016-24-hours-of-le-mans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2017-ford-gt-entering-2016-24-hours-of-le-mans/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:43:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1091553 Nearly 50 years ago, Ford threw down against Ferrari at Le Mans, sweeping the podium in so doing. Come 2016, Ford aims to do the same with the 2017 Ford GT. The 2017 GT will compete in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season in LM GTE Pro, as well as the 2016 TUDOR United […]

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Nearly 50 years ago, Ford threw down against Ferrari at Le Mans, sweeping the podium in so doing. Come 2016, Ford aims to do the same with the 2017 Ford GT. The 2017 GT will compete in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season in LM GTE Pro, as well as the 2016 TUDOR United […]

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Subaru Eyes Le Mans, Has None For Compact Crossovers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/subaru-eyes-le-mans-none-compact-crossovers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/subaru-eyes-le-mans-none-compact-crossovers/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=888577 If any of you were hoping for a small crossover underneath the Subaru XV Crosstrek, you may breath now. The Pleiades-bedecked automaker has no plans for such a thing, as it has its sights on the Mulsanne Straight. Auto Express reports Subaru has no cash to spare to develop a CUV in the vein of […]

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If any of you were hoping for a small crossover underneath the Subaru XV Crosstrek, you may breath now. The Pleiades-bedecked automaker has no plans for such a thing, as it has its sights on the Mulsanne Straight. Auto Express reports Subaru has no cash to spare to develop a CUV in the vein of […]

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Capsule Review: Porsche 911 GT3 (996 Vintage) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/capsule-review-porsche-911-gt3-996-vintage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/capsule-review-porsche-911-gt3-996-vintage/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=506001 Over an uncharacteristically lazy Labor Day weekend, I found myself chatting with Derek Kreindler about subjects near and dear to the apex of TTAC’s masthead:  semiotics, the musical oeuvre of John Mayer, and – briefly – automobiles. Given my mild disappointment with Porsche’s newest mid-engined cars, he suggested a Porsche 911 GT3 from the 996 generation, […]

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Over an uncharacteristically lazy Labor Day weekend, I found myself chatting with Derek Kreindler about subjects near and dear to the apex of TTAC’s masthead:  semiotics, the musical oeuvre of John Mayer, and – briefly – automobiles. Given my mild disappointment with Porsche’s newest mid-engined cars, he suggested a Porsche 911 GT3 from the 996 generation, […]

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François Bruère, Artiste Officiel Des 24 Hueres Du Mans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/francois-bruere-artiste-officiel-des-24-hueres-du-mans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/francois-bruere-artiste-officiel-des-24-hueres-du-mans/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468359 Some positions are dream jobs. Let’s say that you’re a car guy and that you like to paint and that you also happen to live in France. What could be a better job than being the official artist of the 24 Hours of LeMans race? François Bruère is that car guy and that’s his dream […]

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Some positions are dream jobs. Let’s say that you’re a car guy and that you like to paint and that you also happen to live in France. What could be a better job than being the official artist of the 24 Hours of LeMans race? François Bruère is that car guy and that’s his dream […]

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PSA Withdraws From Le Mans, Claims It’s The Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/psa-withdraws-from-le-mans-claims-it%e2%80%99s-the-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/psa-withdraws-from-le-mans-claims-it%e2%80%99s-the-money/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:21:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427199 When a car company removes itself from Racing, it usually has one of two reasons: The company was luckless on the racecourse and just can’t stomach paying for losing. The company is in dire straits financially, and spending money for frivolous ventures such as car racing just doesn’t look right. For France’s Peugeot, it’s both. […]

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When a car company removes itself from Racing, it usually has one of two reasons: The company was luckless on the racecourse and just can’t stomach paying for losing. The company is in dire straits financially, and spending money for frivolous ventures such as car racing just doesn’t look right. For France’s Peugeot, it’s both. […]

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Could Fuel Efficiency Save Racing? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/could-fuel-efficiency-save-racing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/could-fuel-efficiency-save-racing/#comments Sat, 15 Oct 2011 19:36:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414885 With Audi and Peugeot dominating the last several Le Mans races using diesel technology to outlast the competition, it seems that the famous French race is becoming the premiere stage for developing and highlighting the latest fuel-saving technology. And why not? Most marketing of new fuel-saving technology highlights the preserved performance and enhanced reliability as […]

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With Audi and Peugeot dominating the last several Le Mans races using diesel technology to outlast the competition, it seems that the famous French race is becoming the premiere stage for developing and highlighting the latest fuel-saving technology. And why not? Most marketing of new fuel-saving technology highlights the preserved performance and enhanced reliability as […]

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Book Review: Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 by Paul Parker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383435 A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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An Illustrated History Of Panhard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/an-illustrated-history-of-panhard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/an-illustrated-history-of-panhard/#comments Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:04:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350270 To many today, the French automaker Panhard (pronounced panAR) may be unknown or rapidly slipping into obscurity. But the story of this once renowned firm, one of the very earliest pioneers of the automobile is remarkable and more relevant than ever. It developed a distinguished series of ultra-efficient two-cylinder cars in the post war era […]

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To many today, the French automaker Panhard (pronounced panAR) may be unknown or rapidly slipping into obscurity. But the story of this once renowned firm, one of the very earliest pioneers of the automobile is remarkable and more relevant than ever. It developed a distinguished series of ultra-efficient two-cylinder cars in the post war era […]

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An Illustrated History Of Pontiac: Part I – 1926 To 1970 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/an-illustrated-history-of-pontiac-part-i-birth-to-1970/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/an-illustrated-history-of-pontiac-part-i-birth-to-1970/#comments Sat, 13 Mar 2010 21:39:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348838 Grand Prix, GTO, Firebird, LeMans, Catalina 2+2, Bonneville. The names instantly evoke automotive excitement — provided you were an enthusiast between the ages of six and sixty during the sixties. For today’s pistonheads, these storied names; indeed, the entire Pontiac brand long lost its adrenal association long before it was euthanized. Bob Lutz’ attempts to […]

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Grand Prix, GTO, Firebird, LeMans, Catalina 2+2, Bonneville. The names instantly evoke automotive excitement — provided you were an enthusiast between the ages of six and sixty during the sixties. For today’s pistonheads, these storied names; indeed, the entire Pontiac brand long lost its adrenal association long before it was euthanized. Bob Lutz’ attempts to […]

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