track car

  • Cambridgeshire's Radical Sportscars knows a thing or two about making full-on race cars for the road, and the company has come to Goodwood with a new, 350-horsepower, Ford EcoBoost-powered lightweight weapon to show off. Meet the fully street-legal Rapture.
  • ​​Ford has rolled into this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speedwith a special edition GT supercar built exclusively for the track. The Ford GT Mk II travels a little lighter and lower than its street-going sibling, and also packs considerably more punch for a life off the leash.​
  • Like a cross between an old-school Ferrari and an Ariel Atom, this ultra-lightweight, 400-horsepower overgrown Aussie go-kart is set up to destroy machines 5 to 10 times as expensive on track. We're talking 0-100 kmh (0-62 mph) in 2.4 seconds.
  • Aston Martin has unveiled a new track-only version of the Valkyrie, dubbed the AMR Pro edition. The hybrid supercar is showing alongside the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car at the Geneva Motor Show, and was unveiled by racers Christian Horner and Adrian Newey.
  • Paying homage to the late McLaren F1 driver, Ayrton Senna, the new 789 bhp Senna packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 into a featherweight chassis and wraps it in jet-fighter styling.
  • Most motoring journalists like to think of themselves as racing drivers in disguise. Truth is, many are high on confidence and low on talent. Rather than trying to learn on the fly, Ford suggested we spend some time driving a Focus RS, learning how to extract the best from a car on the track.
  • ​Muscle cars have come a long way from humble roots, to the point where you can buy one built to scare Porsche owners on the track. Although it doesn't go quite as far as the bonkers Z/28 from last generation, the Camaro ZL1 1LE takes an impressive package and hones it for work on the track.
  • The McLaren 570S has carved a niche with a blend of comfort and performance, but some people aren't searching for balance. To appease demanding customers who want a more focused package but can't stretch to a 675LT, the boffins at McLaren now offer an uncompromising Track Pack for the 570S. ​​​
  • Few cars can come close to matching the Lotus Elise for race car thrills on the road. It would seem, however, the Elise wasn't racy enough for some. Why else would Lotus feel the need to roll out the new Elise Race 250, a car tailor made for track work and amateur racing?
  • Students from Dalarna University have won a competition for creating efficient rail-based transport, claiming a world record in the process. Team Eximus 1 was competing in Delsbo Electric, for which teams must build a battery-operated railway vehicle that uses as little energy as possible.​
  • When an Aston Martin promises "extreme performance," it's time to get out of the way. After weeks of teasing, the company is lifting the lid on the Aston Martin Vulcan; its new track-only V12 supercar. Set to make it debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, it will be limited to only 24 units.
  • With a mid- mounted all-alloy V8, a chrome-moly spaceframe, carbon fiber bodywork, and a claimed top speed of around 340 km/h (211 mph), Australia’s very own supercar, the Joss JP1, is taking another run at the world stage.