The number of things that can go wrong is staggering to comprehend. A driver can lose their attention for a moment and hit a wall. A tiny suspension part can fail and send a car into traffic. A gasket can crack and all the oil can spill out of the car. That’s why Gibson, the manufacturer of the 600-horsepower V8 engine that all the LMP2 cars will use, tested its powerplant for 57 hours on a dynamometer, simulating the 24-hour Le Mans experience… More at Wired.
Fascinating to see behind the scenes.