What springs to mind when you think about some of the hottest racing cars? Apart from the thrill, adrenaline and excitement of watching a race, many things come into play. While the motorsport industry has changed quite a lot over the past couple of years, one thing still rings true. It’s all about passion, blood, sweat and tears!
In this post we take a look back at some of the hottest racing cars to ever hit the track. You may or may not agree with our selection, but to each his own. Enjoy!
1. McLaren MP4/4
The McLaren MP4/4 is considered to be the best in motorsport. With its sleek design and sex appeal it not only won the hearts of fans around the world, but also won races. During 1988 the car won 15 out of 16 races.
2. Peugeot 205 T16
When it came to the Peugeot 205 T16, rally fans and drivers could not help but admire this cool cat. Drivers who drove the car were ultimately just as well paired up with it, as was the case with the four-time champion JuhaKankkunen.
3. Porsche 917/30 CAN-AM
In 1973 the Porsche 917/30 CAN-AM made a mark during the Canadian-American Challenge Cup. Even though the car was fitted with twin turbos an5.4-litre flat-12, race rules permitted it. The car came out tops in six of the eight rounds.
4. Maserati 250F
According to Stirling Moss, the Maserati 250F was the best front-engine car he ever drove. Not only does the car demand respect, but it is also lovely to look at. Juan Manuel Fangio won two world championships driving a Maserati 250F.
5. Lancia Stratos
Last but not least we have this beautiful beast, the Lancia Stratos. The Stratos was specifically designed as a rally car, a first of its kind. The car was designed by none other than Marcello Gandini, who aimed to create a fantastic rally car, and succeeded.
And that’s all of them! Which of these cars would you like to take a test drive in? We’d bet you wouldn’t turn an offer on any of them down. These iconic cars paved the way for some of the modern racing cars today. They sure have large boots to fill, wouldn’t you agree?