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Top 10 Cars Every Guy Needs to Know
So, you call yourself a car guy. Fair enough, you’ve browsed on over to AutoGuide so you must have at least a little petroleum in your veins. But are you a true automobile enthusiast? Do you know your accelerator pump from your synchronizer? Here are 10 vehicles every car guy needs to know about.
Always wanted to be a race car driver? This footage, taken from the helmet camera of Jordan Taylor in the #73 Corvette Racing ZR1, is a great representation of exactly what it would be like to pilot a Le Mans racer.
Its no secret that gas is getting expensive and making efficient clean diesels look more attractive, but a new study is estimating that diesel light-duty vehicles will account for 12.4 percent of global sales by 2018.
A pair of highly coveted Ford GT40s will be heading to the Monterey RM Auctions event on August 17-18th, 2012, including the famous camera car used in Steve McQueen’s Le Mans film.
There’s no denying that the GT40 is one of the world’s most respected and legendary race vehicles ever created, but the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car may be one of the world’s most famous vehicles ever. Raced extensively throughout 1968, the GT40 was then sold to Solar Productions in 1970 before utilized as a camera car in Le Mans. Since then, the car has gone on to several collectors and now it could be yours.
The other GT40 that will be auctioned off is a 1967 Mk I and is an authentic example of the first generation GT40 model. One of only 31 GT40 production road cars, it boasts a pearl white exterior contrasted by blue racing stripes. Amazingly there is only 4,749 miles on the odometer making it one of the world’s lowest mileage GT40s, if not the lowest. The 1967 GT40 has an estimated price of $2,300,000 to $2,700,000.
GALLERY: RM Auctions Ford GT40s
[Source: RM Auctions]
This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans promises to be an exciting one, and it kicks off at 9:00am EST today. Of course, you can catch a vast majority of the action on Speed TV, but for those that don’t have access or are stuck in front of a computer today, we’ve got you taken care of.
Audi’s diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron Quattro is sitting on the pole position after qualifying laps finished up yesterday at the Le Mans circuit.
At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’re already expecting a lot of exciting new prototype cars. One of the biggest surprises however, will be GreenGT’s H2 race car, which is the most powerful hydrogen-powered race car currently active.
With the 24 Hours of Le Mans coming up, an announcement is expected to come stating new regulations for the 2014 season.
Carroll Shelby, the automotive legend, died last night at age 89 because of medical complications.