Supercars on Parade at Rolex Is Everything Right with the World

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When people ask why we love cars, or why we care about supercars, this is what they need to see.

A car is more than a collection of parts. So much more than exploding gasoline and slabs of metal and carbon fiber. They live and breathe, and they have souls that stir passion in the hearts of millions. This is the love and the fury that creates champions and world records. And if you really want to see what all that excitement and dedication, what all that yearning for speed and pursuit of excellence looks like, you just need to point your eyes to Florida in January.

You only need to watch the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona.

The start of the endurance racing calendar, Rolex is a spectacle like none other. A full rotation of the earth, dedicated to the art of pitting man against man and machine against machine. It gets our blood pumping like few things in the world ever can. Of course, if you missed the event and the pageantry, have no fear. We are here to fill your day with racing glory. After the race completed, the photo team from Rolex sent us all their photos from the event.

We decided, with such a collection of amazing images, we should celebrate with a massive gallery of our favorite supercars going wheel to wheel. The proper racing cars, built from the bones of cars that roam the streets, are the truest form of motorsport in our eyes. So that is what we want to celebrate. The prototypes are fast and they help push technology forward, but they will never compare to the thrill we get when you see a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche all going wheel to wheel through the International Horseshoe in the middle of the night.

This is the crucible of motorsport. This is the love, blood, devotion and conviction of generations of enthusiasts. This is why supercars exist. This is why automotive fans exist.

This is everything.

Christian Moe contributes to many of Internet Brands' Auto blogs, including Corvette Forum, Club Lexus and Rennlist.

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