The 24 Hours of Le Mans remains the World’s Greatest Endurance Race. Exotic carbon-composite sports cars designed for enormous aerodynamic downforce and fitted with hybrid powerplants producing a thousand horsepower, the latest Le Mans prototypes push the technological envelope into territory totally unimagined in prior generations of racing. Forza corsa! Pictured: Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro | Porsche 919 Hybrid | Toyota TS040 Hybrid
Allan McNish, Scot, Audi R18, #3, collided with Anthony Beltoise, French, slower Ferrari 458 Italia, #58 LeMans 24 hour race, 2011. -- Alan & photographers were lucky to escape death when his car careered across a gravel trap & smashed into the barrier.