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How many of us have played with racecars as children and vowed we’d get one when we grew up? Learn about models like Jaguars and Lancia Stratos and see how NASCAR and champ cars work.

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Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos was designed to be a rally car -- it found success on and off the race course. With 190 horsepower in road-going trim, the Stratos could exceed 140 mph. Learn about the Lancia Stratos.


How the Porsche 917 Works

How the Porsche 917 Works

The Porsche 917 ranks among the most powerful racecars ever to compete. Read more about the Porsche 917 at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar C-Type

The Jaguar C-Type racecar twice won LeMans in the 1950s and boosted Jaguar’s credibility. See a profile, pictures, and specifications for the C-Type. See more »

Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar D-Type

The Jaguar D-Type blended road-racing science with art. See D-Type pictures and specifications and learn how this beauty became a master at LeMans. See more »

Lancia Stratos

Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos was designed to be a rally car -- it found success on and off the race course. Learn about the Lancia Stratos at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Champ Cars Work

How Champ Cars Work

Champ Cars have carbon fiber bodies, 900-horsepower engines and top speeds of over 230 mph! With the help of the Motorola PacWest Racing Team and CART, go behind the scenes to learn about the car, the team and the driver! See more »