Ferrari joins the party

Ferrari unveiled their new 499P Hypercar a few days ago. The new 499P will be ready for the 2023 WEC season. The car counts on a 200 KW electric motor powering the front axle and a 500 KW twin-turbo V6 powering the rear (that’s around 930 hp total). It is still to be seen if it’s good or not, however it looks MIGHTY fine.

My only issue with it is that probably it will only be available in 1:43 from $Looksmart$ ๐Ÿ˜ฃ.

Porsche’s 20th victory at Le Mans?

That’s the idea with the new 963. Officially revealed yesterday at Goodwood, this is Porsche’s new LMDh weapon for 2023. Powered by a twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 engine producing 671 hp, the car definitively has the looks. Let’s see if it also walks the walk and talks the talk.

Damn that looks good ๐Ÿคฉ

W-143 Beetlemania

In seven days, the whole world celebrates the International VW Beetle Day. On June 22nd, 1934, Ferdinand Porsche signed the contract to start the development of the โ€œpeopleโ€™s carโ€. In 1995, spearheaded by the Brazilian Beetle Owners Group, the date was suggested as the international date to commemorate the iconic car. With support from other Volkswagen clubs, the idea caught on. Consequently, everywhere in the world enthusiasts celebrate the date as a โ€œdrive your Beetle to work dayโ€. 

Therefore, starting this Friday, we will have the W-143 Beetlemania. From June 17 to the 24th, W-143 will be all about VW’s iconic bug. So prepare your air-cooled engines because we will have a beetle infestation around here ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.

Yep, Toyota did it again.

Well, a 1-2 win – not unexpected, was it? Even so, we had a Glickenhaus on the podium, which was quite nice to see. Some say that Toyota, Glickenhaus and Alpine were only “place holders” until things get really serious next year, when the “big boys” will be back. In LMP2 Jota did a great race, and this year was the last race for GTE-Pro, which was kind of sad to see. At least Ferrari didn’t win. Anything ๐Ÿคฃ. Shame to see that no Corvette finished on the podium, though (and they started REALLY well).

In the end a nice race. The great part is that there’s just one year to go for Le Mans 2023 ๐Ÿ†.

Look ma, no wing!

As promised, Peugeot’s new 9X8 does not have a rear wing. Powered by a 697-hp 2.6-liters twinturbo V6 and a 268 hp electric motor, the car will debut this July at the 6 Hours of Monza.

Sexy or what? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

It’s official: bulls will run at La Sarthe in 2024!

This was just posted on FIA WEC’s site: Lamborghini will offically race at Le Mans!

Lamborghini Squadra Corse will enter the FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar class in 2024 with its first LMDh prototype, eligible for both FIA WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship (GTP class).

FIA WEC

Obviously Lamborghinis had raced at La Sarthe before, but this will be the first time for a factory effort. For me at least, this was always my gripe with Lamborghini. Looks like I can’t complain anymore.
It was about time! ๐Ÿฎ