Spa 24 Hours

  • Lexus LFA Art Car celebrates 10 years of F performance division

    It's been 10 years since Lexus adopted the letter "F" to designate the brand's most performance-oriented models, and to celebrate, a special LFA will be unveiled this weekend at Belgium's 24 Hours of Spa. The Lexus LFA art car, with a livery designed by Portuguese artist Pedro Henriques, also celebrates the first time Lexus will race at Spa; the Emil Frey Lexus Racing team will field two Lexus RC F GT3s as it continues its first full season of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series, whose highlight is the Spa endurance race. As for the LFA art car, it's...not as dramatic as we'd like. Lexus said the...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT4 race car
    Mercedes-AMG reveals GT4 race car

    Mercedes-AMG is getting into the lucrative GT4 gig with the launch of a new GT4-spec race car based on its popular GT sports car, specifically the GT R variant. The GT4 race car was revealed on Tuesday at an event preceding this weekend’s 24 Hours of Spa in which many customer teams will be...

  • Linkin Park with the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 they helped design, 2016 Spa 24 Hours
    Here’s the car Linkin Park designed for Mercedes-AMG

    Mercedes-AMG recently undertook one of its more unusual partnerships, teaming up with American rock band Linkin Park to design a race car. The band has previously provided their song Papercut for the debut of AMG’s GT R sports car at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June. The...

  • BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS Z4 GT3 at the 2015 Spa 24 Hours
    BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS Z4 GT3 Wins 2015 Spa 24 Hours

    Belgium’s BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS won this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Spa, the highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series aimed at private teams. The team’s number 46 BMW Z4 GT3 race car driven by Nick Catsburg, Lucas Luhr and Markus Palttala was the first to cross the...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan
    Aston Martin Vulcan To Tackle Spa-Francorchamps Circuit

    This weekend is the Spa 24 Hours, the highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series, and this year a number of teams will be competing using the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 race car. Another Aston Martin will be present at the Belgian race, though, and that’s the limited edition Vulcan track...

  • Lamborghini Huracán GT3 race car
    Lamborghini To Race Huracán GT3 In Blancpain Endurance Series With Grasser Racing

    Lamborghini’s new GT3-spec race car based on the new Huracán made its debut last month where it was confirmed to enter the Blancpain Endurance Series this year, one of Europe’s most prestigious championships for GT racing. The Blancpain Endurance Series, whose highlight is the...

  • Audi R8 LMS ultra race car at the 2014 Spa 24 Hours

    This past weekend saw an Audi R8 LMS ultra race car driven to victory in the 2014 Spa 24 Hours at Belgium’s legendary Spa Francorchamps race track. The winning car was the #1 R8 LMS ultra of Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, driven by René Rast, Laurens Vanthoor and Markus Winkelhock. Just seven seconds behind the leader was the Marc VDS BMW Z4 driven by Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala and Dirk Werner, which looked set to win but suffered brake problems and later took the risk of not changing tires in the closing stage. Belgian Audi Club Team WRT’s sister R8 driven by Christopher...

  • 2014 McLaren 12C GT3 race car
    Six McLaren 12C GT3s Competing In 2014 Spa 24 Hours

    In the beautiful Ardennes Forest of Belgium is the legendary Spa Francorchamps race track, where once a year the Spa 24 Hours, the highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series, takes place. This year’s race gets underway tomorrow and McLaren has confirmed that six of its 12C GT3 race cars will...

  • Eight Audi R8 LMS ultra race cars to take on 2014 Spa 24 Hours
    Eight Audi R8 LMS ultra Race Cars To Tackle 2014 Spa 24 Hours

    Following the likes of Aston Martin and Bentley, Audi has now confirmed its lineup of race cars for the 2014 Spa 24 Hours taking place this weekend. Eight examples of the Audi R8 LMS ultra race car will be taking part in the grueling event, held on the beautiful Spa Francorchamps circuit, and these...

  • 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 race car
    Five Aston Martins To Take On 2014 Spa 24 Hours

    Aston Martin cars will be taking part in a 24-hour race this weekend at Belgium’s beautiful Spa Francorchamps circuit, the Spa 24 Hours. The British automaker is supplying five of its V12 Vantage GT3 race cars to teams competing in the event, and will also offer the talent of some of its own...

  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT3 at the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi
    Bentley To Race In Spa 24 Hours For First Time

    With already two victories under its belt in the Blancpain Endurance Series, Bentley and its motorsport partner M-Sport are gearing up for the season’s toughest race: the Spa 24 Hours. The classic endurance race this year is taking place this weekend and Bentley is aiming to have both its...

  • HTP-Motorsport’s 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 race car at the Spa 24 Hours
    HTP-Motorsport Drives Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 To Spa 24 Hours Victory

    Winning the Hungarian Grand Prix wasn’t the only reason for Mercedes-Benz to celebrate this past weekend. One of its race cars was driven to overall victory at the Spa 24 Hours, giving the German automaker its first victory at the Belgian endurance classic since 1964. The race car, a 2013...

  • 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra race car

    A total of seven Audi R8 LMS ultra race cars will be competing in the 2013 Spa 24 Hours endurance race at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium next week. Drivers racing 2012-spec R8 LMS ultras managed a one-two finish in the previous year’s race, and this year they’ll be using improved 2013-spec cars. The new cars are similar to the previous year’s spec but come with more aerodynamic side mirrors, a revised rear wing and an optimized exhaust system. Output is rated at 562 horsepower and is delivered by a racing version of the R8 V10 model’s 5.2-liter engine...

  • McLaren 12C GT3
    McLaren Sending Ten 12C GT3 Racers To Spa 24 Hours

    Endurance racing is one of the ultimate tests that a man and a machine can go through. There are a variety of 24-hour races around the globe, and one of the more popular events is the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium. This racing saga unfolds at the famed Spa-Francorchamps, which also serves as home to...

  • 2012 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Audi Sport Team Phoenix
    One-Two Finish For Audi R8 LMS ultra At Spa 24 Hours

    Following victories at the recent Nürburgring and Le Mans 24-hour events, Audi has now executed a one-two finish at the equally grueling Spa 24 Hours endurance race this past weekend. A total of 66 cars from twelve different manufacturers took to the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in...

  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race car at Belgium's Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
    Fleet Of Nine McLaren MP4-12C GT3s To Tackle Spa 24 Hours

    In the past couple of months we’ve witnessed the respective Le Mans and Nürburgring 24 hour races but this weekend we will be treated with yet another exciting endurance race, the prestigious Spa 24 Hours race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The grueling race is the...

  • Kenneth and Hans Heyer and their Mercedes-Benz race cars
    Son Pays Tribute To Father With Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 In Spa 24 Hours Race

    The original Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG driven by Hans Heyer won the Spa 24 Hours race back in 1971, helping to put the AMG brand on the map virtually overnight.

  • Nissan GT-R GT1 race car
    Nissan GT-R FIA-GT1 Race Car To Tackle Spa 24 Hours Endurance Race

    This coming weekend Nissan will bring its iconic GT-R back to the Spa 24 Hours race in Belgium, the scene of the firm's dominant win in the grueling event back in 1991 with the R32 Skyline GT-R Group A car. Since shakedown in December of 2008, the GT-R has completed over 10,000km of testing...

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