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2021-01-15: Toyota's new Le Mans racer and Porsche Boxster 25th anniversary ...
Toyota GR010 Hybrid Toyota Gazoo Racing have revealed the all-new Le Mans racer, dubbed the GR010 Hybrid. It is built to the new-for-2021 Le Mans Hypercar regulations. As per the rules, the GR010 combines a conventional internal combustion engine that drives the rear wheels and a front-mounted electric motor with a maximum system output of 670 bhp. As the electric motor can only be used from speeds of up to 120 km/h, the twin-turbo V6 alone can produce 670 bhp and is then tuned down once the electric motor kicks in. Compared to the TS050, it replaces, the GR010 is heavier and less powerful to keep the speeds at Le Mans in check. It should debut at Sebring in March and the two cars will be driven by the same crew of six drivers that raced the TS050 last year.
To mark the occasion, we have also taken a renewed look at Toyota Le Mans racers from the Group C era. The earliest is this 85C, which was used in Toyota's first factory Le Mans effort back in 1985. Now owned by a Japanese historic racer, it was campaigned in the 2016 and 2018 edition of the Le Mans Classic. The last Group C car raced at Le Mans was this 92C-V, which made no fewer than three appearances at La Sarthe. Now in private hands, it was restored to its 1992 configuration when it finished fifth overall and first in class.
Porsche celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Boxster with this limited edition Boxster 25 Years. Based on the top-of-the-range GTS 4.0 model, it features a unique paint finish, which is a nod to the original Boxster Concept first shown to the world in 1993. Only, 1,250 examples of the 394 bhp, 25th anniversary Boxster will be built.

2021-01-12: Gooding Scottsdale preview with Shelby Mustang, Regera and 911 GT2 RS ..
Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Californian auctioneer Gooding & Co. have published the full lot-list of the upcoming online-only Scottsdale Auction, which opens for bidding on Monday. Today we take a closer look at three of the most interesting cars consigned to this sale. Among them is this early Ford Shelby Mustang GT350. Completed at the end of May in 1965, it still features the desirable trunk-mounted battery. Raced by its first owner, it was later restored while in the ownership of Mustang Club of America Concours judge, chassis SFM5S291 is offered in the exact specification as it was built back in 1965.
Like rival RM Sotheby's, Gooding will also offer a Koenigsegg Regera. Only completed last year, it comes equipped with $710,000 worth of options that result in increased horsepower and downforce numbers compared to the 'standard' model. Still virtually brand new, this Regera is the most valuable car consigned to the sale with a pre-sale estimate of $2.75 - $3.5 million.
Another high performance, modern sports car due to cross the virtual block is this Porsche 911 GT2 RS. It is one of just 500 examples of the 997-generation model built. Finished in black over black, the GT2 RS should find a new owner for just over $300,000.

2021-01-07: Wild off-road Singer Porsche, and Lancia and Kurtis headed for auction ...
Singer ACS California-based Porsche enhancer Singer have collaborated with Tuthill Porsche in England to create this truly wild All-terrain Competition Study or ACS. Like the other Singer creations, the ACS is based on the 964 generation Porsche 911. It is a tribute to the German manufacturer's off-road racers that were successful in events like Dakar during the 1980s. Commissioned by a very enthusiastic customer, two examples have been built. Both run on a considerably heightened suspension and sport exterior cues reminiscent of the 959 Dakar winner. The white one is designed to run on rougher surfaces while the red ACS is more suited to tarmac rally stages. Among our favourite retro nods on the ACS is the graphic applied to the inside of the engine cover.
Bonhams will kick off their 2021 auction season with the The Scottsdale Auction scheduled for January 21st. Consigned to the sale is an eclectic mix of road and racing cars. Today we take a look at two of the most interesting cars on offer. The earliest is this Kurtis 500KK SR-100, which combined the Kurtis 500KK chassis kit with the SR-100 type body built by Byers. Powered by a mighty DeSoto Firedome HEMI engine this early 1950s sports racer is estimated to sell for $130,000 and $160,000.
Also grabbing our attention was this lovely Lancia HF Integrale Evo on offer. Completed late in 1992, this is one of the Martini 6 special models that was built to celebrate the six consecutive World Rally Championships won by the Martini liveried Deltas. The example on offer has survived in highly original condition and has just 27,000 km on the odometer.

2021-01-04: Delivery mileage supercars headed for RM Sotheby's Arizona auction ...
Koenigsegg Regera For the company's upcoming Arizona sale, RM Sotheby's have consigned several modern supercars that are effectively brand new. To kick off the new year on a high, we have taken a closer look at four of these. The rarest of the quartet is this Koenigsegg Regera. Built in 2019, it has a custom paint scheme that includes 24-karat gold leaf sections. The original owner did not spend much time behind the wheel of the Regera as it has covered only 200 miles before it became the first example offered for sale at a public auction.
Also included in the sale are two of the recent limited production McLarens. The first is a Senna with just 500 miles on the odometer. The second is a Speedtail that has not been used at all since it was delivered to its first owner in the fall of 2020.
The same can be said for this Ford GT. Fitted with the optional 'Lightweight' package, it was completed in 2019 and has since covered less than 10 miles.
We would also like to use this opportunity to wish all the best for the new years to all our readers. To the supercar owners among you, we wish you spend more time behind the wheel!

2020-12-22: Two spectacular French cars headed for auction and most powerful Pagani yet ...
Matra MS670 In February two absolutely fabulous French cars will cross the block. Our favourite is this Matra MS670, which is the actual car that was driven to victory in the 1972 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Powered by a glorious three-litre V12 engine, these Matras are among the most evocative cars that ever raced at Le Mans. The victory in the 1972 edition was the first for Matra and it also completed driver Graham Hill's unique set of Monaco, Indy 500 and Le Mans wins. Chassis MS670-01 was retained by Matra Sports and is now offered for the first time at the upcoming Artcurial La Parisienne sale with a €4+ million estimate.
Later in the month, at the Bonhams Legens of the Road auction this stunning Bugatti Type 57 S Corsica Tourer. The Type 57 S is a rare car in its own right and this is one of just two clothed by London-based coach-builder Corsica with a four-seater tourer body. It has been in the same ownership since 1969 and has never been fully restored. Offered by the late owner's family, chassis 57503 very much offers a unique opportunity to acquire a Type 57 S Bugatti that is still largely original.
Honouring the acrobatic team of the Italian airforce, Pagani have created this Huayra Tricolore. Based on the Roadster model, only three will be built and the price is a staggering €5.5 million excluding local taxes. It is money well spent as the Huayra Tricolore, is the most powerful Pagani production road car as it comes with a 828 bhp version of the Mercedes-Benz twin-turbo V12 engine.

2020-12-16: New Hennessey Venom F5, Porsche sports car racing return and one-off Lambo ...
Hennessey Venom F5 Several years in the making, Hennessey Performance have finally revealed the production Venom F5. The mid-engined machine is the first car developed from the ground-up by Hennessey. It is built around a bespoke carbon-fibre composite monocoque and features a twin-turbo engine that its aptly named the Fury. It is good for a staggering 1,817 bhp and could propel the Venom F5 to a top speed of over 500 km/h. Priced at $2.1 million, production is strictly limited to just 24 examples.
Hot on the heels of sister company Audi, Porsche have revealed their plans to return to sports car racing with a LMDh prototype. Built to the IMSA regulations, the car will be eligible to compete in all the major races. While it will have to be built on a LMP2-specification chassis from one of the four specialist builders, the new Porsche racer will feature proprietary engine and bodywork. In good Porsche tradition, the LMDh racer will also be made available to customers. The last sports prototype that was campaigned by customers was the RS Spyder. It was raced in the ALMS by Penske Racing and it seems likely that this highly successful team will once again be responsible for running the new car in North America. Featured today is one of the RS Spyders raced by Penske. In the hands of Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhardt, it scored an outright victory and a pair of class wins during the 2008 season.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse have created the perfect Christmas present for one of their customers with this one-off SC20. The no compromise machine is in many ways a road legal racer. It boasts a very aggressive body that lacks amenities like a windshield. Power for the unique SC20 comes from a 759 bhp version of the familiar 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine.