217mph Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans winner driven - autocar.co.uk
Autocar gets a chance to drive the priceless Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans racer,
which dominated the Le Mans 24hr race in 2003.
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The stunning Bentley Speed 8 dominated the 24hrs of Le Mans in 2003,
finishing in first and second place, seven laps ahead of its competitors.
So, when Autocar was invited to drive it at the Anglesey circuit, Steve
Sutcliffe was hardly going to say no. With a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 it has 615bhp, weighs
just 900kg and is geared to hit 97mph in first gear. Even with used racing
slicks and a polite warning from Bentley to be careful, it's breathtakingly
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TRUTH IN 24 II - Every Second Counts
The Le Mans 24 Hours are a legend. They are mentioned in the same breath as
the Rallye Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.
Since 1923, hundreds of thousands of motorsport enthusiasts have been
flocking to La Sarthe year by year to experience the one-day race. To watch
the protagonists in their sports cars battle for each place and each meter
of tarmac with bated breath. The drivers cover 4,800 kilometers in 24 hours
- almost as many as the Formula One racers in a whole year. Every Le Mans
winner has gone down in history. The three Audi drivers Andr‚Äö
Lotterer, Beno≈ít Tr‚Äöluyer and Marcel F‚Äûssler did so in a
special way with the triumph they achieved in 2011. The film TRUTH IN 24 II
documents the tenth and arguably most emotional triumph of the brand with
the four rings at this sports car classic. After two Audi R18 TDI cars have
retired following spectacular accidents, the remaining Audi fights a
dramatic battle for overall victory with the three Peugeot 908 cars ? which
the Audi trio ultimately decides in its favor with a narrow margin of 13
seconds. The film captures the entire drama of the fourth-narrowest running
of the Le Mans 24 Hours ? with intimate insights into the team of Audi
Sport and breath-taking pictures.
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2013 12 Hours of Sebring Full Race Part 2/4 HD
Part 2 of the American Le Mans Series 2013 12 Hours of Sebring.
Apologies for some of the audio/video glitches, for some reason beyond me
the ALMS.com stream was not available to US viewers. As a result I had to
record dennislive1's stream from Justintv. Big thanks to him.