Sports cars are developed and marketed within a separate segment of the automobile industry. These automobiles are specially equipped with customized acceleration and braking aesthetics. Vehicles are designed with precision and speed in mind.
The exotic sports car segment is divided into either ‘spartan’ or ‘luxurious’. The choice between the two is mainly on the basis of the mechanical performance desired. Most drivers who race these cars place a lot of importance on the brand name, racing history, and reputation, to be assured about the component quality. Hence, the popularity of BMW, Honda, and Jaguar cars. Some of the most popular sports cars include the various versions of Ferrari and Porsche. Brands like Lotus and Lamborghini are also highly regarded within the racing car arena.
Sports cars are designed and equipped to deliver:
- Modifications on the regular performance-based features.
- A compact and powerful engine.
- Exceptional handling equipment.
- Light and well-engineered body.
- Balanced chassis and ultra-modern suspension.
Sports cars are awarded the epithet ‘exotic’ once the vehicles meet the specifications defined for sport compacts, sedans, hot hatches, and muscle cars. These are aligning categories that meet specifications determined for racing cars. The features and add-ons within them are created to enhance performance on the track, as well as for promotional purposes.
Super Exotic Sports Cars
These monstrous wheels have come a long way since the 1910 Vauxhall and Austro-Daimler. Today, this category includes enhanced features such as:
- Rear engines and wheel-drive
- Front-engine and wheel-drive
- Rear mid-engine and rear wheel-drive
- Improved maneuvering and weight distribution
- Reduced transmission power loss
- Practical seating space
- High-performance drive train and engine layout
Super exotic sports cars usually flaunt a front-engine and rear wheel-drive design, but the preference largely depends on the specifics being sought by the driver and promoting company.
Car racing has been around since vehicles themselves. Since the first race ever in 1887, it has shaped up into an indulgence for the rich and famous, like the Grand Prix. There are rigid rules and regulations that dictate the racing wheel maneuvers and driving ethics. International competitions date back to 1895, with Frank Duryea winning the Vanderbilt Cup. Car racing is categorized into:
- City to city racing
- Open wheel, single-seater
- Kart racing on small tracks
- Open-wheel, single-seater stock car racing
- Touring car racing
- Production car racing
- Single marque championships
- Stock car racing on oval tracks
- Rally racing or rallying
- Sports car racing on closed circuits
- Off-road racing in deserts
- Drag racing on a given straight-line route and parallel lanes
It takes place either on dirt or shale and tarmac tracks. The governing bodies for car racing comprise stadium promoters, active drivers, as well as investors and professionals. The cars are raced on ‘closed for public’ roads or off-roads, and within a point-to-point predetermined route.
Rules for ‘handicap’ involve:
- Head start for a slower vehicle
- Bracket racers with a dial-in
Racing super exotic cars designed for the purpose of a major event, anywhere in the world. Motor racing today is centered on the capitalization of technology, corporate sponsors and hobby-orientation. The cars are designed to meet regular upgrades spelled out by the governing bodies, with regards to driver, turf safety, and timing. A number of professional teams and drivers participate alongside car owners and amateurs, together and individually.
Car racing records according to Nascar, highlight the following performances:
- Jimmie Johnson of California in a No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Impala, with 10 wins.
- Jeff Gordon of Indiana in a Hendrick No. 24 Chevrolet, with 6 wins.
- Tony Stewart of Indiana in a Joe Gibbs No. 20 Toyota, with 3 wins.
- Carl Edwards of Missouri in a Roush Fenway No. 99 Ford, with 3 wins.
- Matt Kenseth of Wisconsin in a Roush Fenway No. 17 Ford, with 2 wins.
- Kurt Busch of Nevada in a Penske Dodge No. 2, with 2 wins.
- Denny Hamlin of Virginia in a Joe Gibbs No. 11 Toyota, with 1 win.
- Martin Truex Jr. of New Jersey in a Dale Earnhardt No. 1 Chevrolet, with 1 win.
- Jeff Burton of Virginia in a Richard Childress No. 31 Chevrolet, with 1 win.