Other Race Cars

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.


Even today, the Porsche 917 ranks among the most powerful racecars ever to compete. It also makes a pretty good case for itself to be the greatest racecar of all time; however, success was not immediate.

The Jaguar C-Type racecar twice won LeMans in the 1950s, and boosted Jaguar's credibility. This car featured a twin-cam 3.4-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produced 204 horsepower. See a profile pictures and specifications for the C-Type.

The Jaguar D-Type blended road-racing science with art. It clearly demonstrated Jaguar's mastery of its chosen subject with three straight victories at LeMans. See D-Type pictures and specifications.

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.

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!

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