Here are five of the most beautiful racing cars ever made. From different times and different nationalities, everyone has something extraordinary in their aesthetics that makes them unforgettable.
- Ford GT40
This beautiful car was built expressly to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and to face the Ferrari that dominated at the time. Well, the target was met. The GT40 was the master of the 24 Hours from 1966 until 1969. By the way, in 1968, one of the two drivers who were champions in Le Mans aboard a GT40 was Mexican Pedro Rodríguez. This car used a 7.4-liter, 8-cylinder “V” engine and was located in the central rear.
- Porsche 962C
In this car, Derek Bell, Al Hulbert, and Hans-Joachim Stock took the title of the 24 hours of Le Mans in the years 1986 and 87. The engine was a six turbocharged cylinder that delivered the not inconsiderable amount of 780 horsepower. The transmission was a 5-speed manual. One of the most winning and most beautiful cars in history. Porsche is said to be back in Le Mans by 2014.
- Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
This beautiful model boasts a power plant of 12 cylinders, 6 liters, and 600 horsepower. It is based on the “street” model, the V12 Vantage, but conditioned to compete in the series of great tourism and where you will see the faces with models such as the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. We’ll see who’s in charge.
- Ferrari 330 P3
A legendary vehicle produced in 1966 and which aesthetically is a Marvel. Its engine was a 4-liter V12 and 420 HP. The top speed was around 315 km / h (just under 200 mph) and won in tests that were held at Monza and Spa. However, Le Mans had the bad fortune to see the faces in front of the Ford GT40.
- Lancia Stratus
Of this model, only 492 units were manufactured, and the person in charge of the development of the body was the famous Bertone. It mounted a central engine developed by Ferrari: 2.4 liter V6 and 280 HP. He won the World Rally Championship in 1974, 75 and 76. Without a doubt, one of the most personality cars in the 1970s.
VI-GRADE FOR MOTORSPORT
With its VI-Motorsport and VI-Sports car solutions, VI-grade is a major player in the world of motor racing, where its solutions are used for optimizing car settings, calculating lap times, preparing drivers for virtual test sessions on simulators, optimizing the management of electric energy on hybrid or electric vehicles, and developing racing scenarios.
VI-grade solutions for motorsport are organized in the following way:
- VI-Sports Car, which is aimed at users of the Adams/Car solution who wish to have an environment dedicated to the simulation of the dynamic behavior of competition vehicles.
- VI-Motor Sport is a stand-alone solution for teams wishing to have a real-time solution to simulate the performance of their vehicle on a PC and to test it on a driving simulator built on VI-Drive Sim technology.
They are used successfully in Le Mans, Formula 1, GP2, Nascar, WTCC, IndyCar, Rallye, GT.
VI-Motorsport is the racing version of VI-CarRealTime. It is a real-time solution that allows the transfer of the vehicle model to driving simulators for test sessions, to optimize the efficiency of test preparation.
VI-Motorsport allows the generation of additional data for runway description (both the trajectories and the tire contact profiles) from a GPS signal, laser or telemetric measurements, or an analytical summary.
The Max Performance VI-Driver module allows you to drive the model on a specific track to identify the limits of the car. The appropriate choice of tire model can be made from standard models, or be implemented by the user if he wants to define his model. Engineers will also be able to identify their suspension architecture.
VI-Motorsport provides critical and decisive support to engineering teams looking for the best performance (while reducing fuel consumption), helping them quickly define the best settings for each track, and exploring multiple designs in record time.
VI-Sports Car addresses the users of Adams / Car by proposing an environment dedicated to racing. VI-Sports Car complements Adams / Car by offering tire models, a driver model, and a track generation module (respectively VI-Tires, VI-Drive, VI-Road).
VI-Sports Car is a multi-body simulation environment dedicated to the design and validation of racing cars. An engineer can quickly build and simulate an entire parameterized vehicle model to define basic design choices and explore new designs before making the prototype.