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Jul 13

Porsche Used By Steve McQueen In ‘Le Mans’ Film Headed To Auction

This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)

This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)

One of the holy grails of the collector car world and possibly one of the world’s most valuable Porsches extant will be offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Pebble Beach, Calif., next month (Aug. 17-18).

The 1969 917K is probably the most desirable version of one of Porsche’s mightiest competition cars. The reliable and powerful flat-12 engine, combined with lightweight aerodynamic coupe bodywork, was tailor made for endurance races like The 24 Hours of Le Mans. Picking up where the Ford GT40 left off (and also sponsored by Gulf Oil in the iconic light blue and orange livery), the 917K helped show the door to Ferrari in endurance racing, leaving them to concentrate on Formula One, where they remain today.

Jul 8

Test drive: How a sports car should evolve – the 2014 Porsche 911

(Photo courtesy Porsche)

Seven generations later and the 2014 Porsche 911 still retains its same iconic look that it had in the 1960s. (Photo courtesy Porsche)

For a full half century now, the Porsche 911 has defined what a pure, no compromises sports car can, and more importantly, should be.

And during the last 50 years, the 911 has stayed laser-focused and true to Porsche’s vision of a sports car through countless automotive trends, market changes and fads.

If you bought a 911 new in 1964 and a 2014 model today, you would instantly understand the connection, how what the German automaker created way back when has evolved into what it is today. The new 911, now in its seventh generation, is every bit as targeted today as it was in ’64. And that’s a very good thing indeed.

Jun 11

24 Hours of Le Mans LMP1 Preview: Audi To Defend Title Against Toyota, Porsche

The LMP1 class is stacked for the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Eric Glibert/FIA WEC)

The LMP1 class is stacked for the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Eric Glibert/FIA WEC)

With new cars, new rules and a returning manufacturer, the battle for the overall win in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable in recent history. LMP1 juggernauts Audi, Toyota and Porsche go head-to-head, all with different technology and different strategies.

FOXSports.com continues its comprehensive week-long coverage with a look at the teams from the LMP1 class that will fight for overall glory in the world’s greatest endurance race (Sat., 8:30 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1)

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***A set of sweeping new technical regulations, aimed at fuel efficiency, has turned the LMP1 into a completely new game. Fuel flow meters now control power output, while hybrid systems, up to four times more powerful than last year, are mandatory for all factory teams. It equates up to a 30 percent reduction in fuel consumption over previous years.

Apr 15

Video: Porsche returns to LMP1 with 919 Hybrid

A large topic of controversy recently, particularly in the world of Formula 1, has been whether racecars can still sound good in the future as racing series and manufacturers turn more towards greener technology.

Enter the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, which will compete in the 2014 World Endurance Championship this season (including the 24 Hours of Le Mans). Though on paper, a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine may not seem overly impressive, this new hybrid that Porsche will be using in its return to the top class of sports car racing sounds… like a racecar.

Video uploaded by /DRIVE.

Dec 23

SportsCars: Porsche Confirms 2014 TUSC Driver Lineup

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class. (Photo: John Dagys)

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche announced Monday its lineup of works drivers for next year’s factory assault on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class.