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Porsche’s Webber/Hartley/Bernhard beat faster Audi in Austin WEC

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley took a third consecutive World Endurance Championship victory for Porsche at Austin on a day that Audi had the faster car.

Audi dominated the early stages of the day-night race in the high temperatures that suited its R18 e-tron quattro, but a series of problems for both its cars ultimately handed victory to its German rival.

The winning Porsche 919 Hybrid crossed the line 23 seconds ahead of the #8 Audi shared by Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, who were hit by a series of delays.

TOTD: How much attention do you get? | PistonHeads

Does a McLaren turn more heads than a Ferrari? | PistonHeads

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo lands in three different continents on three historic circuits

For the fifth consecutive year, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia has made stops on a historic circuit like that of Fuji, the same track that in 2015 saw the continental debut of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo. After Suzuka, the one-make series dedicated to the cars of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese will return to Japan for the second time this season. On his home track, Toshiyuki Ochiai, with the Malay Afiq Yazid, will aim at maintaining his leading position in the standings over Yasuyuki Uchida and the New Zealander Jono Lester, who are currently in second.

1995 Porsche 911 GT2 sells for $2.4 million

Looking for a collector car for investment and think you want to get ahead of the curve on the last of the air-cooled Porsche 911s? Too late.

Bridgestone shoes the XJ220 | PistonHeads

Getting the band back together is a common ruse for ageing rock stars, but Bridgestone has applied the same thinking to an elderly supercar. And the tyre firm has teamed up with renowned Jaguar XJ220 specialist Don Law to develop a new tyre for the British machine.
As well as Law, the team creating the new rubber for the XJ220 includes the original chief development engineer, test driver and chassis #004 that acted as the pre-production mule. The aim is to offer owners a direct replacement tyre for the ones fitted at the factory but with modern technology incorporated.

Across Europe in the new Aston Martin DB11

2,500 miles, 15 countries and one new DB11: time to smooth over Brexit with the neighbours

“Bad decisions make good stories.”

A wise man once told me that. Well, I say wise, it was actually Rowan Horncastle somewhere in the back end of Romania after several pints of Plop, or whatever the local lager was called. I shan’t elaborate on where the evening took us from there, but the point is this: if there’s even a shred of truth in Rowan’s mantra, then this story was destined to be a winner from the start. Why? Because it began with a very poor decision indeed.

Mercedes-AMG GT | PH videoblog | PistonHeads

Why Dan thinks the ‘basic’ Mercedes-AMG GT might just be the best in the range thanks to its back-to-basics spirit and SLS-like driving style. Commentary o

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale (2016) UK review

HS pack turns Ferrari’s drop-top into a far more gratifying and exciting supercar. Full review at CAR magazine

Seb runs 156 laps on the ’17 tyres

The two day Pirelli test at the Catalunya Circuit ended this afternoon. Today it was Sebastian Vettel’s turn to take to the track for Scuderia Ferrari and he completed a total of 156 laps. Sebastian continued with the programme begun yesterday by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, focused on set-up work and testing the Medium dry compound tyres.

Nissan GT-R | PistonHeads

The Nissan GT-R is a poster car for a whole generation of car nuts and celebrated today with our rather lovely Pic Of The Week, shot by Luc Lacey from Autocar and with our Dan at the wheel. Of course, in this digital age we don’t really do posters any more do we. So consider this the digital equivalent, prepared in the usual selection of formats below for you to download and add to the desktop of your device of choice.

GT-R spotters will recognise this as the latest MY2017 GT-R from its more angular and chiselled front end. OK, so it’s still no oil painting in the conventional sense. But, as argued previously, the GT-R is as interesting for its design as it is its engineering. And, squatting low over its rear axle and with its inside front raised in that characteristic cornering pose, this shot perfectly demonstrates the mechanical violence unleashed by its still formidable performance.

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