The past decade has witnessed the incredible jump of racing cars, such as the 2015 Chevy Corvette ZO6, Porsche Cayman R, Audi TT RS 2012-2013, etc.
This article will introduce you to the 2 most famous racing cars of the 21st century.
1. Ferrari 458 Speciale 2015
Rarely does a car satisfy people when driving at a fast pace of destruction and looks as beautiful as the Italian Ferrari 458. This is a Ferrari with a long history and glorious in sports cars, so it’s no surprise that the new Ferrari 458 race car was launched in 2015. This $300,000 Speciale integrates more modern technology than any of the company’s previous racing cars.
Besides, the reduction of car weight to about 91kg has made the car more flexible and agile. Ferrari has introduced a firmer suspension for Speciale along with a new electronic device that can change the driving mode via electronic rear-wheel differential and a side-skid control system (SSP). SSP can analyze your driving style and almost instantly adjust to keep the vehicle in accordance with that driving style.
Aerodynamics? Yes, the car already has it, and more noticeably, it’s 597 horsepower. In particular, the Speciale creates a thrust up to 9000 rpm with a more wonderful sound than any other car on the market. With an acceleration of 60 mph (96.5km/h) in less than 3 seconds, the car is faster than the Enzo on Ferrari’s test track.
2. Porsche Cayman R 2012-2013
Ever since the launch of the Cayman in 2006, this faster and lighter mid-engined motor has threatened the supremacy of the 911 as a top-of-the-line Porsche family car. Things started to get serious when Porsche launched the Cayman R, the most capable and related Cayman car the company has ever produced.
Compared to the Cayman S, Porsche lost 55kg in weight and lowered the driver’s seat height, the space between the two wheels was wider, and the anti-roll bars were revised, along with a non-slip differential. Horsepower is increased to 330. Inside the R is carbon fiber seats, sliding doors like the 911 GT3, along with the excellent steering wheel. Suspension adjustments are equally great when the car runs on any surface.
The nearly $80,000 Cayman R captures all the important details of a sports car and amplifies them, creating for the human race the Peridot Metallic.