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Cars The amazing road cars inspired by Le Mans

11:02  18 september  2020
11:02  18 september  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s greatest race. And it has led to some exceptional road cars , too. Le Mans is different by comparison with, say, the Monaco Grand Prix or Indy 500 for its inextricable link with road cars . For decades, this was the arena to prove performance and reliability.

Only seven examples of the Le Mans - inspired road -legal supercar were produced, all powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine with more than 300 hp (223 kW). We’ve selected several of these brilliant machines and put them together in a list. Of course, there are a lot more cool cars inspired by the

a dog sitting on the seat of a car: Drivers favour their dogs as much as their children when it comes to riding shotgun © Motor1.com Copyright Drivers favour their dogs as much as their children when it comes to riding shotgun

Almost one in five motorists said they let their dogs sit in the front of the car.

New research from Seat has revealed that the UK's drivers are just as likely to let their pets ride shotgun with them as they are their children.

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A SET of unique McLaren road -legal race cars have been revealed - each with an individual Le Mans - inspired paintjob. Dealer principal Pietro Frigerio, who commissioned the amazing motors just eight months ago, said: "The aim of this project was to have a serious track car that could still be

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That is despite a staggering nine out of 10 drivers being unaware that they could be subject to a £5,000 fine if their pet is not properly restrained in the car.

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Almost one in five motorists surveyed said that they let their dogs sit in the front of the car, which was almost the same number of drivers who let their children ride up front too.

a dog sitting on the seat of a car: Drivers favour their dogs as much as their children when it comes to riding shotgun © Motor1.com UK Drivers favour their dogs as much as their children when it comes to riding shotgun

Londoners are the most likely to let their dog ride in the front, with 40 percent of those from the capital surveyed saying they would do so.

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: 24 Heures du Mans ) is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans , France.

The fastest cars are LMP1 and LMP2 prototype racers, purpose-built, closed-cockpit racers that look and perform like no road car you can buy. The drivers and manufacturers who dream of winning Le Mans must orchestrate machines, engineers, strategy, and drivers in flawless harmony through a

That being said, overall the rear seat was the most popular place for pets, with 38.5 percent saying their dogs travel in the rear seat, with 60 percent of those in the North East saying that was where their dog travelled most frequently. Just under 24 percent overall said that their dogs travel in the middle seat.

a dog sitting in the passenger seat of a car: Drivers favour their dogs as much as their children when it comes to riding shotgun © Motor1.com UK Drivers favour their dogs as much as their children when it comes to riding shotgun

Little over a third said their dogs ride in the boot, with 44 percent of owners in both East Anglia and Northern Ireland the most likely to keep their pets their while driving.

By comparison, just over a fifth of children are allowed to ride in the front, with more than half (56 percent) travelling in a rear side seat, a quarter in the rear middle seat, and 10 percent in a third row seat.

Seat's latest research comes after the Spanish brand revealed earlier this year that more the half of dog owners said they drive more carefully when their four-legged companions are in the car.

Conway: WEC title makes up for Le Mans disappointments .
Toyota driver Mike Conway believes winning the World Endurance Championship in Bahrain on Saturday makes up for his disappointments at the Le Mans 24 Hours . © LAT Images Conway: WEC title makes up for Le Mans near-misses The Briton, who sealed the title together with Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez by winning the Bahrain 8 Hours, claimed that he "would definitely take the world championship over Le Mans".

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