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    Corvette Wins Le Mans LM GTE Pro beating the worlds creme le da creme supercars



    AUTOSPORT..
    Corvette's lone entry prevailed in an attrition-hit GTE Pro race, in which every other car hit mechanical trouble.

    A qualifying crash forced the withdrawal of the #63 C7.R, but Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor picked up the baton in the #64.

    An early pitstop delay for the #95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage and a dramatic fire for the #92 Manthey Porsche 911 RSR set the tone, and Corvette was left to duel with the two remaining AMR cars and the #51 AF Corse Ferrari for victory.

    Two Astons became none overnight. The #97 Aston was first of the leaders to go, suffering an engine failure not long after night fell, and the #99 fell in the early hours of the morning when Fernando Rees crashed into an LMP2 car.

    With Porsche's remaining #91 911 dropping out of contention with a gearbox leak in the 21st hour, Corvette and Ferrari were left in a straight fight for the win.

    Gianmaria Bruni hit the front with two hours to go but a gearbox problem consigned the 458 Italia to a 30-minute stay in the pits and dropped it to third.

    It meant Gavin had a clean run in the last hour and a half to end up five laps clear of the #71 Ferrari of James Calado, Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta, which was out of victory contention early on when it lost four laps to get the alternator replaced.

    The #95 Aston recovered to fourth, behind the #51 Ferrari but ahead of the #91 Porsche and #99 Aston.

    What awesome advert for Chevrolet Corvette, it does not get much better than beating the worlds best supercars.



    Wow Corvette not only beat the worlds best at Le Man they won by 5 laps, l hope Chevy Corvette advertise the hell out of this. Not only did Corvettes win they were the sweetest sounding cars at Le Man.
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    Re: Corvette Wins Le Mans LM GTE Pro beating the worlds creme le da creme supercars

    America!

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    Re: Corvette Wins Le Mans LM GTE Pro beating the worlds creme le da creme supercars

    This makes my day for sure. I cant wait to skim through the footage tonight.
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    Jordan Taylor was using Periscope through out the event. That was pretty cool.
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    Good job. Engineering and reliability at its most extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobaltss_King View Post
    Jordan Taylor was using Periscope through out the event. That was pretty cool.
    The Taylor boys can drive.

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    This comes as no surprise. There is really no better sports car maker in the world right now than Chevrolet. People buy sports car for all sorts of reasons, but if all you want is the best sports car.. Chevrolet performance is in a class all by itself.

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    Re: Corvette Wins Le Mans LM GTE Pro beating the worlds creme le da creme supercars

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    this comes as no surprise. There is really no better sports car maker in the world right now than chevrolet. People buy sports car for all sorts of reasons, but if all you want is the best sports car.. Chevrolet performance is in a class all by itself.
    amen!

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    awesome performance by team Corvette and Porsche Motorsports!
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    Re: Corvette Wins Le Mans LM GTE Pro beating the worlds creme le da creme supercars

    You know what bothers me about modern day automotive press and many car fans is this.

    When they talk about highly successful racing teams and racing legends (as far as cars are concerned) Corvette racing and the C5R, C6R, and C7R almost never gets mentioned. Yet Corvette racing is one of the most successful (if not the most) racing team in the history of racing. They have had seasons where they have won every single race, and they have raced teams from around the world locally as well as at Le Mans. Also C5Rs and C6Rs have raced with some success in private hands in some European racing leagues.

    Corvette racing isn't the only highly successful team using an American car or being American based and getting no recognition in the press. It is at the point where Corvette racing winning its class at Le Mans isn't even news worthy anymore....
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    I watched a bit of the last 2 hours this morning. Some nice in car footage from the C7R. Glad to hear that they took home the victory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    You know what bothers me about modern day automotive press and many car fans is this.

    When they talk about highly successful racing teams and racing legends (as far as cars are concerned) Corvette racing and the C5R, C6R, and C7R almost never gets mentioned. Yet Corvette racing is one of the most successful (if not the most) racing team in the history of racing. They have had seasons where they have won every single race, and they have raced teams from around the world locally as well as at Le Mans. Also C5Rs and C6Rs have raced with some success in private hands in some European racing leagues.

    Corvette racing isn't the only highly successful team using an American car or being American based and getting no recognition in the press. It is at the point where Corvette racing winning its class at Le Mans isn't even news worthy anymore....
    You see it here all the time too. No matter how staggering a car dominates, be it Ford GT, Camaro or Corvette, Cadillac, there is always an excuse why some porky pig import is better.

    Usually the excuse (I can think of 911) is that there is a tailor somewhere with a better sewing machine.

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    I feel that part of the problem is caused by fans of American cars who historically focused on drag racing and Nascar. A lot of American car fans have no idea how many American cars raced (and won) in road racing over the decades. So generally when you go to American car forums its drag racing this and drag racing that. Not that it is bad to have fans of drag racing, however there is a whole wealth of history that just gets ignored.

    At the same time road racing (along with rally racing) has really become part of the European identity. I think Europeans and fans of Europeans subconsciously feel threatened that what they are "known" for may be taking away from them. This is the part of being a car enthusiast that I do not like, because I am someone who likes American, European, and Asian cars however people tend to try to force me into just one camp because you are not suppose to like them all. I am debating toward the end of the year between buying a 2016 Camaro, a C6 Z06, and a 2016 Miata.... and I don't see anything wrong with that. There isn't one perfect car or car formula to me, and I find many things to be cool.

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    Re: Corvette Wins Le Mans LM GTE Pro beating the worlds creme le da creme supercars

    Time to go for the overall win. But, that will take real commitment and dollars from GM. Ford did it, why not GM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91fairladyZ View Post
    Time to go for the overall win. But, that will take real commitment and dollars from GM. Ford did it, why not GM?
    For top win, GM probably needs to take it on with Cadillac. They have a very aggressive indycar program, they could probably use some of the drivers and know how from that program with some sort of voltec drive to take on Le Man's and win it with an LMP1.

    Porsche is using a Ligier Based Chassis for their 919, which Cadillac could do.

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