If you’re a gearhead, you must have seen plenty of race cars over the years. However, there are some that stand out and make their mark in history. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace for Dubai cars for sale, revisits five of the most successful race cars ever!
BMW E30 M3
The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the BMW 3 Series and the E30 M3 was introduced in 1986. It has gone on to become the top choice for amateur racers since then and has won various touring championships. Prominent publications have even named it as one of the best sports cars and one of the greatest driver cars ever.
This Group C sports-prototype racing car was designed by Norbert Singer and manufactured by Porsche for the FIA World Sportscar Championship in 1982. It replaced the car maker’s successful 936 model which took part in the Group 6 category of the World Championship. The following year, the Porsche 956, driven by the German racer Stefan Bellof, made a record that remained unbroken for 35 years. Although it was replaced by the Porsche 962 in 1985, it remains an iconic model to date.
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This highly successful Formula One racing car was made for the 2004 Formula One season by Ferrari. It was inspired by the previous season’s F2003-GA and continued the success streak the team had enjoyed since 1999. It won the team’s sixth straight Constructors’ Championship and fifth’s straight Drivers’ Championship for Michael Schumacher. The Ferrari F2004 is also one of the most dominant Formula One cars ever. Like the F2002 it was based on, it was quite successful, and won 15 out of 18 races. At the same time, with it ended Ferrari’s and Michael Schumacher’s glorious five-year domination of the sport, paving the way for Fernando Alonso and Renault. The 2008 “Powered by Ferrari” A1 Grand Prix car was based on the F2004.
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
The R32 was based on the Nissan Skyline GT-R sports car made from 1969 to 1972. It enjoyed roaring success in local Japanese touring car racing. The R32 broke cover in 1989 and went on to win the Japanese JTCC Group A series championship for four years straight. Additionally, the R32 GT-R also enjoyed success in the Australian Touring Car Championship. The Skyline GT-R became the flagship of the company’s performance and helped it showcase many new technologies such as the Super-HICAS four-wheel steering and ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. The vehicle is still very popular today.
McLaren F1 GTR
It is a racing version of the McLaren F1 sports car that was first made back in 1995 for grand touring style racing such as the British GT Championship and BPR Global GT Series. It was fueled by the naturally aspirated BMW S70/2 V12 engine. It shot to fame with the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans win and raced internationally until 2005.