Viper versus 911 at Le Mans


The entry list for Le Mans 2013 has got us all whipped up with excitement for this year's race, not least because of the exciting battle promised in the LM GTE field. The head-to-head at the front of LMP1 with Audi's diesels doing battle with Toyota's hybrids will be fascinating of course.

Return of the RSR first step to new Porsche era
Return of the RSR first step to new Porsche era
But it's the return of a factory Porsche team with an all-new 991-based 911 RSR that'll have Le Mans fans really excited. Even more so with the news that the Germans can't expect to have things their own way. Yup, the Vipers are returning to La Sarthe for the first time in 10 years and promising to give the Porsche team a run for their money. Also in the fight will be two Ferrari 458s (one with Giancarlo Fisichella on board), a couple of Corvettes and two Aston Martins too. For fans of 'real' cars, proper exhaust notes and iconic Le Mans brands LM GTE is a thrilling prospect, the GTE Am category fleshing out the GT field further of course.

Ahead of them a field of 22 LMP2 cars will be chasing down the big boys while the '56th pit' previously occupied by the Deltawing will this year be filled by the fuel-cell GreenGT H2. You can download the full entry list here.

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  • M@1975 04 Feb 2013

    New RSR v Viper, amazing..

  • zebedee 04 Feb 2013

    shame we couldn't have a C7 Corvette too, but will still be a great race with this an added element. The 458 is still a hell of a weapon as is the Aston becoming one, so this is not a 2 horse race at all. They'll all be quick (the Viper hopefully suiting the circuit well) so keeping out of trouble will be key.

  • B.J.W 04 Feb 2013

    I'm more interested in the punch up between the Corvette and the Viper. Although the Aston came close, nothing beats the sound thunder of a corvette at full chat.
    GT Pro/AM is compelling this year. A works Porsche team, 458's, AM's etc. Lining up to be vintage year at the back of the grid. Can't wait!

  • DCLXIV 04 Feb 2013

    Ahem, THREE 458s. JMW are in the GTE-Pro class too.

  • Maldini35 04 Feb 2013

    LMP1 should be a cracker too.
    Toyota running two cars on the back of a strong finish to the season in the WEC.
    Should be a great tussle with Audi - just what Le Mans needs.

    Can't wait

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