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Screen%20Shot%202013 09 26%20at%204.05.48%20PM Motor Trend hits Laguna Seca with Ferrari F12, Chevy Corvette, Porsche 911

According to the crew at Motor Trend, we should think of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

And so Motor Trend did the only logical thing: It procured both the ‘Vette and Prancing Horse as soon as it could, and put them both on track with the Driver’s Car-winning 911. Of course, these cars don’t actually compete against each other – the Ferrari offers up 731 horsepower and wears an asking price of $434,144 as tested, which means you could buy four loaded Corvettes for the price of one F12, and still have money left for a garage to store them in – but that’s not the point of this particular test.

The point of this test isn’t to listen to the beautiful sounds coming from the Porsche’s flat-six-cylinder, the Corvette’s pushrod V8 or the Ferrari’s luscious V12, either, but the Comments

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56d2105817lm1.jpg 24 Hours of Le Mans an on and off love affair

There was little usual about this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans – intermittent rain in the weeks before the race meant cars didn’t get on track as much as they wanted, and intermittent rain during the race meant cars went off track a lot more than they wanted. The race started with a wet track, and one of the records broken because of the random downpours was the number of times the safety car led the field – 11 times this year – although the record of two hours and 53 minutes of lapping behind the safety car, set in 2011, was not eclipsed.

None of that served to dampen the action. With little more than an hour left in the race there were cars still only a few seconds apart fighting for position, leads still changing because of pit stops and everyone drafting anyone they could.

Things didn’t go the usual way up front, either – well, not exactly…

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13749c0da8026 1.jpg Overnight action from the 24 Hours of Le Mans

We won’t go into a recap here, but there are still leading positions being fought for in all classes – it’s so close that leads are changing when a car goes into the pits. We’ll let the recap wait until the end of the race, so for now enjoy some shots from last night’s action at the Comments

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07ffcbaec1ce day.jpg The pre race and first in race report from Le Mans

The 2013, 90th anniversary edition of the Aston Martin in the LM GTE Am class and its all-Danish drivers had taken pole in its class and was one of the favorites to win.

The pre-race report will come first, and even thought we can’t spoil the race because we’re only five hours into it at the time of writing, we’ll put all of the news at the end in case you don’t even want the updates.

Or you can go straight to the high-res galleries above.

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88cf2edeefade m6.jpg Supercar parade entering highway is mesmerizing

In what must have looked and sounded to motorists on the M6 like an invasion of The Swarm, a parade of 50 enthusiast gems leaving a charity event were caught shooting down the on-ramp and merging into traffic. There were plenty of Porsches joining the Ferrari Testarossa, a TVR and numerous other Easter eggs.

There were not, however, plenty of turn signals, with someone counting just five among the fifty engaging in proper use of the blinker. One reason put forth for that is the same reason we’re posting this video, which is from last Summer, Comments

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1720e1eabcgt 628.jpg eBay Find of the Day: Your choice of new, unregistered mid 2000s supercars

2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car has never been titled and has just 83 miles on the odometer. With one owner since new, the Carrera GT is likely to be as nice an example as you’re likely to find outside of a museum. Porsche only built 340 of these machines back in 2005, and with a 610 horsepower V10 kicking at your spine, you can lap Santa’s sleigh next year. Currently, the Carrera GT has a buy it now price of $457,325 with around six days left on the auction.

Not flashy enough for your tastes? Stroll on down to West Hollywood and you’ll find a similarly untitled Comments