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2022 06 14 Posting – CCC Blog Post, Best Cars To Bring to Track Day
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2022 06 14 Posting – CCC Blog Post, Best Cars To Bring to Track Day

 

 

 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a car fanatic or a little lower on the scale as an enthusiast. There is nothing quite as thrilling and exhilarating as bringing a vehicle close to its limits.  So we head to the track. In order to have a great time at the track, you need the right equipment to have the full experience. We will cover five cars in three admittedly simplistic price ranges.

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Entry/Budget Track Cars (Under $20,000)
These cars can be great value.  While one can not get a mint condition version of these cars at the set price, you can find them in good condition for track use.  Auction or used dealership, they can be had with the right amount of searching, maybe even through an online auction.

Choice 1:  1984 – 1996 Chevrolet Corvette C4
The C4 corvette can be a monster on track, with a V8 engine powering the car. The C4 is an exceptional car that comes in manual and automatic options, complemented by great braking and safety features. The main issue that may come with the C4 Corvette is cooling, since on the track you will be pushing this classic American supercar to its limit. This could lead to catastrophe if not maintained periodically. On the other hand, if track time is the most important consideration for you at this price point, you can’t go wrong with a C4 corvette at 250 HP +, unmodified.

Chevrolet Corvette C4
Porsche 944

 

Choice 2:  1983 – 1989 Porsche 944

This car is viewed by many to be the best value car for the money.  What makes this car special for road and track is its spectacular balance. While the car doesn’t have over-the-top power by today’s standards (approximately 150 horsepower, depending on year), it has supreme handling which leads to spectacular cornering ability. Due to its superiority in this discipline, the car is usually able to make up time on the track, making the 944 very track beginner-friendly.

Mid-range Track Car ($20,000- $100,000)
Within this price point, we will be looking at two cars that are perfect rides for the track. We have not considered brand new vehicles. We are looking to cover the best value for cars on track day.

Choice 1:  1991- 2005 Acura NSX
The Acura NSX is considered one of the best all-around track cars, seen by many as almost a masterpiece by Acura. The NSX is a mid-engine exotic supercar made to rival a Ferrari, its creation goal was to offer the same driving experience and power as a Ferrari but with the reliability and handling of a Honda (parent company of Acura). This car arguably succeeded – some purists call the driving experience sterile, however – but blew its similarly-priced competition off the track. The NSX offers great handling and a V6, good for 270 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft of torque in its first model year of 1991.

Toyota Supra
Toyota Supra

 

Choice 2:  1993 – 1998 Toyota Supra

The Mk4 Supra is considered by many to be the best Supra for track days. This car is loud and has great power generated by its amazing 3 liter sequential Turbo Inline Six engine. The engine is viewed by many as one of the best inline-six engines ever made. The Supra is capable of 321 hp and 315lb-ft of torque, although since this car is easily modifiable for the track with the right mods, it’s capable of producing much more horsepower.  These cars have surged in value the past few years – it all has to do with supply and demand as clean ones are getting harder to find.

Expensive Track Car $100,000+
With blank cheque in hand, we have decided to go with an ultimate track car, this car has a rich heritage and a spectacular track record.

2005- 2006 Ford GT Mk II
The Original Iconic Ford GT was brought to market by the legendary Carroll Shelby and went on to win the 24 hours at Le Mans. Then, the 1966 Ford GT took all three podium positions at Le Mans. The modern Ford GT Mk II has built on the success of its predecessors:  this flagship Ford GT has a 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine producing up to 700 horsepower.

Toyota Supra

The body and style of the car provide out of this world aerodynamics, handling and downforce. Combined with Ford’s award winning 19-inch Forgeline wheels and 4 wheel power-assisted carbon ceramic disc brakes combined with anti-lock braking system give this car out superlative grip.

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Why do you like our picks?  Why do you dislike them?  What do you nominate as a better track car?

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