24 Hours of Le Mans – 100 years of race history

Autoworld Brussels, Belgium

April 1st to May 28th, 2023

Autoworld Brussels celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an exceptional exhibition. In total, fifteen cars will be presented to the public, with the particularity that all these cars actually participated in the Le Mans race. So, no replica or model!

Featured, several cars of the premier category at Le Mans, prototypes that have met different definitions over the decades and of which we will find some icons. Famous for one of the most famous duels in the history of motor racing, the Ford GT40 on display took part in testing in 1966. The 1976 Inaltera is the first car to officially bear the name of its sponsor (wallpaper manufacturer). It was designed and built by Jean Rondeau, who would later triumph under his own name. The Peugeot 905 (1992) will win the 24H and the World Championship that year.

We also find the Bentley Speed 8 (2003) or the GT which constitute an important part of the field and will be part of the show with obviously the Porsche 911, inseparable from the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The presentation reproduces the details of the circuit, the sounds of the cars, the exchanges of the drivers for a complete immersion of the visitor in history. Many films and photos retrace the history of the race and its key moments. During the weekends, visitors will be able to test themselves in simulators to try to “set a time”.

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