The 10 Coolest Experimental Race Cars

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For the majority, the evolution of the race car has been relatively predictable, but many hopeful engineers and designers have attempted to break the mould, some ideas catching on, others disappearing as quickly as the cars themselves; though no matter […]

Lancia ECV

After the tragic events of 1986 at Corsica, it was clear Group B had little legs left in it, but its scheduled replacement, Group S, didn’t even manage to get off the ground. Despite so, a couple manufacturers managed to […]

Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’

Designed and engineered by the father of the Maserati 250F, one of the most successful race cars ever made, Maserati’s Tipo 61 was far from your bog standard race car. Built around a labyrinth of 200 steel bars making up […]

Nardi 750 Bisiluro

Asymmetry is a trait overlooked in automotive design. A principle often discarded by engineers due to its awkward shape and lack of symmetrical beauty, the unorthodox form can often lead to success, as the Nardi 750 Bisiluro shows. A car […]

Alfa Romeo 6C Aerodynamica Spider

Few cars can trace their lineage down to such illustrious cars as the McLaren F1 and the Lamborghini Miura, but without the Alfa Romeo 6C Aerodynamica Spider, these landmark cars may have never existed. An incredibly important piece of motoring […]

Lancia D50

The home of engineering innovation within Italy has always been Lancia. A company with more mechanical claims to it name than any other, one of the company’s quirkier ideas was their 1954 Grand Prix entry, the D50. Unsurprisingly, the most […]

Howmet TX

The internal combustion engine is without doubt the most important device of the first half of the 20th century. Despite so, many ambitious engineers have attempted to do better in attempts to revolutionise the racing car. Whilst Chrysler had refined […]

Chaparral 2J

Nicknamed ‘The Vacuum Cleaner’, Chaparral’s 2J did just that, literally suck to the ground. Fitted with two fans driven by a secondary engine nicked from a snowmobile, the combination of a skirt running from behind the front wheels around the […]

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR – The Greatest Sports Racing Car Ever Built

Sir Stirling Moss described the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR as “The most fantastic car in the world”. A man considered by many as the greatest driver to ever live, Moss is well versed to make such a claim, having immortalised […]

The Greatest Homologation Cars Ever

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Whilst the FIA’s homologation rules were at the time often perceived to be a hindrance to the evolution of automotive technology, a by-product of the regulation were some outstanding road legal race cars, usually produced in very limited numbers. To […]