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The Aston Martin Le Mans ‘LM8’: A Racing Icon

The Aston Martin Le Mans 'LM8' is a 1932 racing car that was entered by the Aston Martin works team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Burt Bertelli and Patrick Driscoll were the drivers of the vehicle, which came in seventh overall.

The ninth Biennial Cup, which was given to the vehicle with the best performance-to-cost ratio, was also won by LM8.

A 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 90 horsepower propelled the LM8. The vehicle could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 10 seconds and had a top speed of 120 mph.

One of the most significant vehicles in Aston Martin's history is the LM8. It was the first vehicle for the brand to triumph in an international competition, and it contributed to Aston Martin's rise to prominence in the motorsport’s world.

In 1932, the Aston Martin Le Mans ‘LM8’ was selected to represent the Aston Martin Team driven by the car’s designer Burt Burtelli and well-known Brooklands racer Patrick Driscoll against the other main contenders for the cup Talbot, Caban and B.N.C.

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