The Circuit de la Sarthe 24h I is an endurance event in Gran Turismo 4 that is designed to be replicated in the style of the modern day (1990s-2000s) 24 Hours of Le Mans event. An International A license is required to compete in this event when using A-Spec. However, the player is at liberty to use B-Spec to speed up the progression of time and complete event in a more feasible 8 hours. Due to the limitations of the PS2, although the event takes place over the course of 24 hours of real-time gameplay, neither the weather nor the time of day changes during the race.
Winning this event awards the player with an Audi R8 Race Car '01, the winner of the 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- "The endurance race that every sports car maker around the world dreams of."
- 1st: Cr. 1,200,000
- 2nd: Cr. 500,000
- 3rd: Cr. 300,000
- 4th: Cr. 150,000
- 5th: Cr. 120,000
- 6th: Cr. 100,000
This chart lists all possible AI opponents that can appear in this event. The "Lap Interval" column shows how many laps the opponent will stay out on the track before pitting in.
|Car Name||Power (BHP)||Weight (kg)||Lap Interval|
|Nissan R92CP Race Car '92||789||900||7|
|Mercedes-Benz Sauber Mercedes C9 Race Car '89||710||893||7|
|Nissan R89C Race Car '89||789||900||7|
|Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo-Courage - Judd GV5 Race Car '04||793||900||8|
|Mazda 787B Race Car '91||690||830||8|
|Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 - Peugeot Race Car '03||765||900||8|
|Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car '98||641||1000||8|
|BMW V12 LMR Race Car '99||782||900||8|
|Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03||799||900||9|
|Audi R8 Race Car '01||759||900||8|
|Toyota GT-ONE Race Car (TS020) '99||765||900||9|
|Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Race Car '98||741||1150||8|
|Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (C5) '00||591||1139||9-10|
|Dodge Viper GTS-R Team Oreca Race Car '00||627||1150||9|