View Poll Results: Best road-going Le Mans car...

Voters
37. You may not vote on this poll
  • Nissan R390 GT1 road car

    2 5.41%
  • Toyota GT-One TSO20 road car

    0 0%
  • Porsche 911 (993) GT1 Strassenversion '1996

    1 2.70%
  • Porsche 911 (996) GT1 Strassenversion '1998

    1 2.70%
  • Lotus Elise GT1 road car

    1 2.70%
  • Dauer 962 LM road car

    11 29.73%
  • Schuppan 962CR

    0 0%
  • Porsche 917K LM Strassenversion

    2 5.41%
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK-GTR

    3 8.11%
  • Mclaren F1 LM

    16 43.24%
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 31

Thread: Best road going Le Mans car?

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    20
    Well, I voted for the McLaren, but, upon reflection, I must protest (weakly) this poll, as it concentrates on very recent cars. I therefore offer up this choice, the immortal Alfa Romeo 8C2300, which won from 1931-34, in the hands of such drivers as Nuvolari, Chinetti, Birkin, et al.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by fairlyoldguy View Post
    I must protest (weakly) this polll.
    Acknowledged.
    I am the most humble person in the world and no one is going to tell me otherwise.

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Rozenburg, Holland
    Posts
    27,310
    Quote Originally Posted by fairlyoldguy View Post
    Well, I voted for the McLaren, but, upon reflection, I must protest (weakly) this poll, as it concentrates on very recent cars. I therefore offer up this choice, the immortal Alfa Romeo 8C2300, which won from 1931-34, in the hands of such drivers as Nuvolari, Chinetti, Birkin, et al.
    I second that, but probably an 8C2900 would also be a suitable choice..
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    95616
    Posts
    5,357
    Quote Originally Posted by fairlyoldguy View Post
    Well, I voted for the McLaren, but, upon reflection, I must protest (weakly) this poll, as it concentrates on very recent cars. I therefore offer up this choice, the immortal Alfa Romeo 8C2300, which won from 1931-34, in the hands of such drivers as Nuvolari, Chinetti, Birkin, et al.
    What of the 4 1/2L Birkin Bentley and the Speed Six driven by the likes of Barnato Woolf? I will admit that reliability was a bit lacking...
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Rozenburg, Holland
    Posts
    27,310
    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthering View Post
    What of the 4 1/2L Birkin Bentley and the Speed Six driven by the likes of Barnato Woolf? I will admit that reliability was a bit lacking...
    not really a suitable roadcar, Ettore Bugatti used to call them those British trucks.
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    nr Edinburgh, Whisky-soaked Scotland
    Posts
    27,778
    ^^ yeah but that was only coz they were so simple and all mechanics.
    No "artistic" design at all

    Is the poll meant to only be limited to those where there was a Le Mans car and then a "road going" version ( and "modernish" )

    Aston DBR1, DB2, DB4 all beautiful
    Jaguar C-type then possible overlap with the idea of race first road second ... D-type, XKSS

    XKSS for me
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Porto - Portugal
    Posts
    2,755
    Quote Originally Posted by Sauc3 View Post
    ?????
    I thought they had only made the race cars and nothing more, they didn't have to do road versions, so where did that one came from?
    "Religious belief is the “path of least resistance”, says Boyer, while disbelief requires effort."

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    3,391
    Quote Originally Posted by ruim20 View Post
    I thought they had only made the race cars and nothing more, they didn't have to do road versions, so where did that one came from?
    It's a very lowly documented car, so I don't know exactly of the REASON for it, but I do know that it was a race car refitted to be run on the road, with inertia reel seat belts and several other safety features being the main changes.
    It's also chassis #001, which evidently was deemed unsuccessful enough to be converted.

    It's owned by the Porsche Museum and I photographed it in that shot at a local dealer when it was doing a tour of Australia.

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Porto - Portugal
    Posts
    2,755
    Quote Originally Posted by Sauc3 View Post
    It's a very lowly documented car, so I don't know exactly of the REASON for it, but I do know that it was a race car refitted to be run on the road, with inertia reel seat belts and several other safety features being the main changes.
    It's also chassis #001, which evidently was deemed unsuccessful enough to be converted.

    It's owned by the Porsche Museum and I photographed it in that shot at a local dealer when it was doing a tour of Australia.
    I see, only one and converted. thank you for the info.
    "Religious belief is the “path of least resistance”, says Boyer, while disbelief requires effort."

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    6,536
    Most of the time I see a 911 GT1 Strassenversion in games or images it seems to be a 996 one.. is that the '97 Evo or the '98, and is there a 993 one as well?
    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

  11. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    460
    I love every single car on this poll, but I think the Dauer 962 is the best. It was made a decade and a half ago now but still, its performance is every bit as good as the Veyron and Koenigsegg.

    But if I could own any of these, it would be the Lotus GT1.

    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    Most of the time I see a 911 GT1 Strassenversion in games or images it seems to be a 996 one.. is that the '97 Evo or the '98, and is there a 993 one as well?
    This is the 1996 version.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  12. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Wiltshire, South West England
    Posts
    160
    Elise GT1 for two reasons:
    1. I scraped my ankle on the front splitter of the roadcar at Goodwood FoS a few years ago and have retained a strange soft spot for it ever since ;
    2. I want to see if I'm the only person to vote for it!

  13. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1
    Pretty insightful post. Never thought that it was this simple after all.
    I had spent a good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this
    subject clearly and you’re the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you!
    Keep it up



    ebay tickets selling

  14. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    2,042
    Porsche 917K LM Strassenversion - any more information on that one?
    EDIT: found something: Porsche 917 Strasse 917K Street Count Rossi

    Porsche 911 (996) GT1 Strassenversion '1997 is missing.

    There were 3 street versions:
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Ecnelis; 10-05-2010 at 01:42 AM.

  15. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Brunswick, Maryland, United States
    Posts
    4
    The McLaren F1 LM is definitely the best one.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Gran Turismo 5
    By Sauc3 in forum Gaming
    Replies: 1020
    Last Post: 05-19-2014, 03:16 PM
  2. BMW Art Cars
    By Matt in forum Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 06-28-2010, 08:30 AM
  3. Audi R15 TDI Plus 2010-2011
    By Ecnelis in forum Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-12-2010, 03:03 AM
  4. New LMP cars for Le Mans
    By Zytek_Fan in forum Racing forums
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-26-2008, 06:23 AM
  5. Audi Le Mans quattro Concept 2003
    By PBB in forum Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-24-2006, 05:43 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •