Toyota GR’s hypercar may have canopy-style roof and no doors

Toyota has filed patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for what appear to be canopy-style doors for the upcoming GR Super Sport hypercar. First spotted by users on the GR86.org forum, the applications show the windshield, roof, and side glass of a car lifting up as one piece, with a …

Animated short film documents the day Mercedes-Benz left racing for decades

A new animated short film depicts the deadliest day in automotive sports history, and one of the reasons Mercedes-Benz left sports-car racing for decades. The film, “Le Mans 1955” was released last month and brings to the screen the drama and tragedy that put a lasting mark on one of the biggest races on the …

Collector discovers his Porsche 356 was brand’s first Le Mans-winning car

Cameron Healey, one of many Porsche 356 fans across the globe, stumbled upon a rather lovely example in 2009. The car, converted to a Spyder and painted red, had only a single owner since 1957. Although professionals knew this particular Porsche 356 was a very early model, nothing prepared Healey for what he’d soon discover. …