Celebrating the Le Mans 24 Hours race at Palexpo

The 84th Geneva International Motor Show will be presenting an exceptional exhibition this year: with the collaboration of the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), who organizes the Le Mans 24 Hours Race, and sponsored by Rolex, the official timekeeper of the event, a special display will bring together 20 former Le Mans race cars which will trace the history of this greatest of all automobile races in the world.

These exceptional and historically important machines will be on loan from the Automobile Museum of the Sarthe, located at the Le Mans circuit, where private collections of former Le Mans race cars are kept, and will be presented to celebrate this historic endurance event, which will be run on June 14-15, 2014 for the 82nd time!

The race remains the toughest test of automotive technologies for the future and will be particularly important this year as Porsche will return, utilising a completely new hybrid prototype race car, to join the traditional battle between Audi and Toyota for the overall win.

From the Chenard & Walcker which won the first race in 1923 to the formidable Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid, which won last year’s race, the display will pass through the unforgettable Bentley Speed Six, Ferrari 166MM, Jaguar (D-type and XJR9), Ford GT40, Matra 670, Porsche (917, 956 and GT1) and Peugeot (905 and 908), providing an eye-watering aesthetic experience as well as evoking a range of great memories and emotions.

1998 Porsche GT1