The most daring, the most successful and most innovative automotive hIstory section 16 of the greatest American racing inventory

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Gurney Eagle-Weslake Mk I:. An American Dan Gurney created thIs Car. Gurney also won thIs Car in Formula One racing. ThIs Is its advantage. 3 liters, 11,000 rpm, 410 hp, V12 and 60 degrees evil shark torpedo appearance are better.

Cadillac ATS-VR: Cadillac with shocking CTS-VR participated Pirelli World challenge series for 10 years, and continue to use ATS-VR. Twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 600 horsepower output

Dodge Viper snake GTS-R Mk I:. the original Viper GTS-R did not take long to prove the endurance race in the V10 Is a huge advantage. Only in the third game of Le Mans, SRT Motorsports team in 1998 and he won a victory. He won again in 1999 and 2000. Do not forget that in New Zealand the North, Daytona and spa and five FIA ​​GT and ALMS championships two. Most importantly, do not forget Viper how daunting.

Panoz LMP-1 and LMP07: in NIssan GT-R LM before people are not familiar with front engine caused concern LMP Car, LMP-1 Roadster-S and less successful LMP07 clearly demonstrated the prototype does not need to put their engine behind the driver. Both Cars are not the kind of success obtained Panoz at Le Mans, but LMP-1 won the 1999 ALMS team championship.

Ford 999: When Henry Ford drove very primitive, immeasurable danger of 18.9 liters Ford 999 race at 92 miles / hour speed – a world record – at the time on a frozen lake, Henry Ford’s personal commendable. Its power Is 80 horsepower

Chaparral 2E: While 2D Is a successful chassIs, and immortalized 2J obtained by a suction fan driven by several snowmobile engines, but Is Texas ingenuity 2E product. It can be adjusted by the driver of the rear wing (through the pedal in the cockpit) ushered in the era of air pressure, and the introduction of side-mounted water cooling. It Is not just an idol, it Is the pioneer of the modern Car construction.

Lutesi 56: 56 Is not just a Lutesi turbine powered IndyCar, which was developed in 1967 Granatelli team STP-Paxton Car. It has a single-speed transmIssion and AWD. Turbines and AWD Will be banned from entering the Indy, but its shape remains, evolution and impact of all racing after it. Keep in mind, though Ruths name and Colin Chapman were modified, but it Is still basically an all-American STP-Paxon.

Corvette Racing’s C5-R, C6.R and C7. R: for two decades, the Corvette team to use on the track three generations “.R” (first generation “-R”, accurate), and time and again proved himself. 1999 Is a C5-R debut, he won three victories (many other victories) in Le Mans. C6.R uses seven liters American muscle Car engines and many successes, the latest C7.R continues thIs tradition and many of the advantages of victory.

Swift 007.i: 1997, owned by Paul Newman and Carl Haas team to stop using Lola chassIs and switch to US Swift chassIs manufacturer. They have a Ford Cosworth engine, Goodyear tires, as well as the nation’s drivers Michael Andretti Andrew. It first appeared That won the first game.

Cunningham C4-R: Briggs racing and architects Cunningham Is one of the earliest American success at Le Mans. HIs best result achieved in the design of the Car was in 1954, when the flamboyant Chrysler Hemi powered C4-R was third. Cunningham has never won it, but to show the world that Americans can participate in the race.

Shelby GT350: Although it looks very dynamic, but the first one Ford Mustang Is not a high-performance Car. Until Shelby American got it. GT350 to benefit from the revIsed suspension geometry and selling 289ci V8, making it the weapon of choice was the SCCA B-Production.

Ford GT40 Mk IV: Ford’s total of four victories in Le Mans in 1967, probably the most satIsfactory. Designed and produced by Carroll Shelby’s team won two of American Idol Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt driving game. Early GT40 probably more famous, but the Mk IV Is the United States, the best.

Shelby Cobra Daytona: Shelby American help in the development of its Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans before, Calif staff working on thIs Daytona Coupe. Young engineer Pete Brock (Pete Brock) first to complete the project and has created a 180 miles / hour monster. Since the GT40, thIs Daytona never their full potential, which Is one of the biggest shame of American motorsport.

Ford GT: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Le Mans four victories, Ford has created a monster. GT specifically designed to take full advantage of the rules of IMSA and GTE World Endurance Championship, and effective. A modern iconic models

DeltaWing: not an American creation so subvert the sporty look, like Ben Bowlby design,, DeltaWing Gurney’s NASCAR made Panoz management of the same. DeltaWing significantly reduced front region, to reduce drag and fuel consumption. Even if it did not yield any incredible success, it still works – and thIs concept enough to excite an imitator, NIssan ZEOD RC and a lawsuit.

1967, paragraph of snow Chevrolet Camaro Z / 28: They call thIs “lightweight.” Roger Penske and Mark Donohue hope leading Trans-Am race, so they Will thIs Camaro’s body immersed in acid to reduce weight. ThIs Is totally contrary to the rules, but they escaped, in the process creating a legend.