Different Types and Models of Race Cars
Since race cars don’t come in a single model that is ever-used, and they are constantly changing and developing, different race events have developed because of the different race cars. For instance, here are some of the models you should always know if you are even remotely interested in car racing:
- Open-wheel cars
Usually these are IndyCar and Formula One (F1) cars – and they have exposed wheels without any faring covers. They might go over road courses or oval courses.
- Sports racing cars
Sports racing cars are used in many popular racing events. In these events, the car’s durability is being tested through dreadful conditions, and the races might last for up to a day. (24 Hours at Daytona, for example). The most popular organizations that sanction these events are ACO and the IMSA.
- Touring race cars
These cars have minimal aerodynamics and they usually have more than 600 horsepower. The most popular events are the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, the World Touring Car Cup and the British Touring Car Championship.
- Production Car
Many people know these cars as showroom stock racing cars using production-based road cars with minimal modifications.
- Stock Cars
All cars used in the NASCAR are stock racing cars. These are modified cars for the purpose of motor racing, and they participate in NASCAR events.