Gallery: the greatest Le Mans cars ever
Bentley Speed Six, Ford GT40, Porsche 956: here are the finest endurance racers of all time
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
This was the car that established Porsche as the winningest manufacturer at Le Mans, supplanting Ferrari’s nine victories when it took its tenth title in 1985.
According to Vern Schuppan, one of the drivers (and also the owner of this Ferrari 275 GTB owned by Steve McQueen), the winning 956 crossed the finish line in slow motion, releasing a billow of smoke from its driver side exhaust. According to Schuppan, it probably wouldn't have made it another lap.