Occasionally, car manufacturers will make something that’s so outrageous, we can’t help but wonder how their creation is road-legal.
We all love hitting the race circuit. Whether its to release stress, socialize, or to put your skills to the limit, every car enthusiast loves a good track-day. Car manufacturers have realized this and over the last few years, they have invested billions into the track-day car industry trying to find the balance between legality and performance.
Some car manufacturers build a car specifically to do the job whilst most take an existing car and spice it up. Here are some of the best road-legal track-day cars on sale today all of which want to put a beaming ear-to-ear smile on your face.
Porsche 718 GT4
The Porsche 718 GT4 is an absolute track-weapon. This pocket-rocket features a mid-mounted naturally aspirated Flat-6 under the hood pushing 414hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The car will thrust to 60 in 4.4 seconds and flat out do 189mph. It is a true track car with a precise 6-speed manual gearbox.
The 718 GT4 is an extremely balanced car that can devour corners all day long. The car drives like a go-cart and its sporty mid-engine RWD recipe makes it competitive against the 911. Porsche employees follow a strict code of conduct which probably explains why the 718 GT4 is so well-built. Easily one of the best track-day cars right now.
When it comes to the track, McLaren is serious. The 720S was already good round the circuits but McLaren wanted to push the boat further with the new 765LT. The 765LT is based on the 720S, but its more powerful, lighter, and more aerodynamics. Under the hood is a 4.0 twin-turbo V8 pushing 755hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. This beast will crack 60 in 2.7 seconds before topping out at 205 mph.
It produces 25% more downforce than the standard 720S, by using specially designed parts such as the spoiler, diffuser, and splitter. This car is extremely hardcore and only 765 will be built by McLaren. A completely insane car. There are lots to know about McLaren but one thing we all know is they are dominating the supercar world.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The Camaro ZL1 1LE is an absolute animal. It’s the best muscle car to buy right now and it completely shatters its competitors. Under the hood is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 fresh from C7 Z06. It pushes 650hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It shoots to 60 in 3.5 seconds before topping out at 198 mph.
This car isn’t just fast around the straights though. With its aerodynamic body kit, it cracked a Nürburgring time of 7:16:04 which is absurd. The car is so lethal that it’s banned from Europe. A car that will scare you on the road and on the race circuits so you better be awake when driving or else.
The Ford GT is a race-car for the road essentially. This car is a serious car considering how many rules one must follow to own one. Under the hood is a 3.5 twin-turbo V6 pushing 660hp and 550lb-ft of torque. The GT will shoot to 60 in 3 seconds before topping out at 216mph.
The GT is a serious track car with crazy aerodynamics and a super-low center of gravity. It is an extremely special Ford and one that enthusiasts absolutely adore. The car even has a track-mode where it will sharpen the throttle and lower the suspension. The spoiler acts as an air-brake when breaking making this car seriously fast.