Last week (October 1st to 3rd), on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, happened the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The event takes place annually on the grounds near the Villa d’Este hotel in Cernobbio. It usually happens in May, and is possibly the most famous of all the world-class Concours d’Elegance. Petrolicious, as always, wrote a great essay on the event, with some SPECTACULAR photos.
If you want to drool a little, it is worth checking out the link.
Will Toyota win again? Or will Glickenhaus and Alpine have a chance? Once again Toyota is the favorite, however with the good results of the Glickenhaus 007 LMH during tests maybe we’ll have an interesting race. Nothing against Toyota, but it would be nice to see an underdog come on top.
According to Jalopnik, Lamborghini will have a car in LMDh. Therefore, there finally may be a Raging Bull racing as a factory effort at Le Mans! Looks like it will use the same chassis and engine as Porsche and Audi (built by Multimac), however with different bodies, of course.
In June I was bemoaning about Lamborghini NOT having a race heritage. So, will the cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese finally become born-and-bread racers? Hope so.
Out goes 2020, and here comes 2021. Man, what a crappy year… 😣 I’m more than glad it’s over, and probably everyone feels the same. The pandemic hit us hard, but thankfully me and all my family stayed healthy. On the other hand my income was drastically affected, so things got a lot tighter around here. I think you all certainly noticed from the very few new model reviews I’m posting. The passion is the same, and so is the interest, but since money is shorter… Even so, I should not complain. Everyone I love is healthy, and that’s all that matters 🍺.
So let’s hope that things get better in 2021. Happy New Year!!!
Only in 2023, but then we will have a Porsche LMDh (Le Mans Daytona hybrid) car! I read the news on Jalopnik this afternoon, when they posted a link to Porsche’s Twitter page. According to both sources, Porsche will indeed be back to La Sarthe, with a brand new 1000 kg hybrid car with around 680 hp of power. After all the bad news lately with the LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) class, I confess I was feeling a bit bleak about the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But with the recent good news coming from Audi and Porsche, things look a lot brighter.
Yep, looks like it! According to Jalopnik, earlier today the manufacturer announced that it would be back at Le Mans. They will build a new LMDh car and starting in 2022 will compete in the WEC and IMSA series. So far Audi is the only big name confirmed for the new LMDh class at La Sarthe, but we can hope it will not be the only one.
On this 18th Lamborghini officially revealed the new Huracán STO. The STO (Super Trofeo Omologata) is basically a street legal version of the Huracán Super Trofeo, Lamborghini’s model for their exclusive championship series. Based on the regular Huracán Evo, the STO uses the same V10 engine and chassis. Obviously though, the STO is lighter and more powerful.
I think it looks A-W-E-S-O-M-E and I really wish one of the nice (and affordable) brands release it in 1:43 😍
Don’t think anyone will say it was a bad race, but it was certainly atypical. The pandemic forced it to be closed to the public, so there were no fans and only the technical pre-race events happened. The pre-race parade and all the fan events did not happen, and media coverage was limited. So all in all a very peculiar race compared to the traditional “Le Mans experience”.
Petrolicious wrote a very nice article about this year’s race, and touches exactly on those points. In the future people will look back and see 2020 as the last LMP1 race, where the TS050 won it’s third Le Mans in a row. But for us experiencing all this first hand and live, it sure was something strange.
Oh yes, the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is coming! This Saturday! Due to the pandemic it will be closed to the public, but at least everyone can watch it online. Head over to 24h-Le Mans.com for the latest news and full grid.