10 Ground Breaking Racing Configuration That Made It To The Race Track


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Ground breaking racing machines can mean two things. One being a complete monster that terrorises its competition and is built to the limit of the rules and unconventional thinking that is a total experiment. This article showcases some very unconventional methods some race engineers have come up with to go faster over the years. Some are monsters on the track and some failed to even qualify for the race.

race1 Tyrrell P34 (Project 34) Formula 1 race car (1976-1977)

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race5 1970 Chaparral 2J had a second engine to was used to vaccum air underneath the car for more downforce.

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race3 Nissan GT-R LM P1 Class is front-engine and front wheel-drive which is pretty uncommon in racing.

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race7 Nissan DeltaWing, was designed to reduce aero drag dramatically with a smally frontal area.

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race9 Chapparral 2H, which used a large central wing for downforce.

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race11 Italcorsa / TARF II, radical twin-boom “bisiluro” design with adjustable rudders to compenstate for winds.

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race13 WORLD Racing Scion tC, front wheel-drive with a front wing for massive forntal grip.

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race15 Brabham Fan Car in 1978, just like the Chapparral 2J, the Brabham used a fan to suck air underneath the car.

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race17 1964 Indy 500, Smokey Yunick built Hurst Floor Shift Special race car.

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race20 Eagle Aircraft Flyer in 1982 nicknamed “The Cropduster”

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race22 2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Car, demolishes pikes peak record with 8:13.878 seconds.

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source: pinterest / wikipedia


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