Four Legendary Racing Cars

Racing is about drivers and their machines. The cars are the prisms through which we watch the sport, and we love them. Whether it is a Peugeot 205 T16, a BMW E30, or a Porsche 956, they all speak to us. Once in a while, a new racing car breaks onto the scene to inspire the world. However, there are racing cars that have been particularly dominant or groundbreaking. These cars are legendary and include the following.

Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2

No car dominated racing in the 1980s like the Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2, which was definitely the pinnacle of all Quattro variations. This car was a real monster that obliterated almost every course of Group B rallying competitions. Before the works team withdrew from rallying for good, Quattros could pump out up to about 600 hp.

Mazda 787B

Mazda 787B is the only Japanese car to ever beat big names in the legendary Le Mans race until 2018. Today, you hear renowned Japanese names like Nissan, Honda, and Toyota, but none of them has achieved what Mazda was able to accomplish.

McLaren MP4/4

It would undoubtedly be a considerable understatement to say that this car dominated the 1988 racing season. McLaren achieved victory in 15 out of the 16 races that year. That year also witnessed what would perhaps become the best racing duo in the history of Formula One; Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. These two would go on to win races for many years, helping team McLaren to stay at the summit of the racing charts.

Ford GT40

After several failed attempts by Ford to buy Ferrari, the Ford GT40 was conceived and built out of frustration, with a clear purpose; to beat Ferrari at endurance racing, a task that was achieved by 1966 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As if this wasn’t enough, the car would proceed to win the race for the following couple of years.