Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring

We’re down at Sebring International Raceway for the 12 Hour endurance race taking part tomorrow. Endurance races are important, because such prolonged torture on a car can test the durability of all sorts of parts. The automakers know this, and you can tell from the many road-car based GT-class vehicles in the field. The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship is the merger of two large racing series– the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Sports Car series. Each series has “prototype” cars, which are like spaceships to the average driver. Then there are the GT classes. These are racecars actually based on road-going cars that you can buy today. In the GT class, here are two approaches. The GT Daytona cars are actual cars that come from the dealership, are stripped of creature comforts, and fitted with all the necessary equipment for racing. The GTLM (GT Le Mans) cars on the other hand, are related to the road cars, but are fitted with the uprated engine, stripped out interior and full safety cage by the manufacturer. According to a contact at Porsche, “Some poor bastard has to put together an entire 911 RSR- by hand and by himself!” Here are some of the road-based GT class cars competing this weekend at the 12 Hours of Sebring: Aston Martin Vantage V8
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
PHOTOS: See More of the Aston Martin Vantage  Audi R8 LMS
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
PHOTOS: See More of the Audi R8 LMS  BMW M3
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
BMW Z4 GT
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
PHOTOS: See More of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  Ferrari 458
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
PHOTOS: See More of the Ferrari 458 Grand Am Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
PHOTOS: See More of the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Nissan 370Z Nismo
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
SRT Viper GTS-R
Supercars Take to the Track in GT-Class Racing at Sebring
PHOTOS: See More of the SRT Viper GTS-R

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