Day: May 16, 2020

24 Hours of Le Mans will hold a virtual race in June

Organizers have already postponed the real-life 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race until September 19-20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Today, they announced plans to hold a virtual race on June 13-14, the date of the originally scheduled race.

The simulated race will be operated on the PC-based rFactor 2 platform, shown on the right side of the comparison video below. Organizers say it offers the most complete simulation of real-life Le Mans race, with weather, driver changes, daytime and nighttime racing, pit stops and strategy. The race will use four-person teams and no more than 50 GTE or LMP2 cars, with each team requiring at least two professional FIA-licensed drivers or equivalent. Each driver is required to race for a minimum of four hours and a maximum of seven hours.

Teams will be able to

2021 Toyota GR Supra exhaust comparison | 2.0 vs. 3.0

Toyota introduced a new four-cylinder Supra for the 2021 model year and improved the six-cylinder model, too. You can read about what’s new and how the two drive in our First Drive story, but here we’re going to talk about how they sound. The video clip mashup is at the top where you can get a taste of what it’s like to be on the bumper and inside the respective Supras one after another. 

The Supra 2.0 is the entry-level option now, and the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. We know it’s going to be cheaper, but we’re not sure how much cheaper yet. One big step up from the 2.0 brings us to the 3.0, equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine. Toyota added power for 2021, bringing the output up to