If you have ever watched a Formula One race, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between prototype racing and real car racing. Prototypes are smaller cars that compete in endurance car races, and are often referred to as sports cars. The most common type of sports car racing is Grand Touring. In order to be eligible for Grand Touring, a car must be in production. This type of racing is further divided into production-based Group 4 Grand Touring Cars and Special Production Cars, which are pure-bred racing cars with production-like bodies. Although most of these cars are production-based, silhouette cars continue to compete in IMSA events in the USA.
In timed motorsport disciplines, cars must be ready for a full rolling start. They must also complete a warm-up lap. Then, the drivers must make sure their cars have tires approved for road use. While the drivers must understand the difference between these two types of racing, they should know how to control their cars properly. In addition to understanding how to control their car, they should understand how to keep their speed and maintain it for a longer time.
The Trans-Am Series, for example, was overshadowed by the SCCA’s World Challenge and failed to secure a television contract. Teams in the Trans-Am Series still use vehicles from 1999, but most other series upgrade their vehicles every few years. Examples of this are the Mazda RX-8 in the Rolex Series and 2005-versus-2010 Mustangs in the Continental Challenge. In addition, the Trans-Am Series uses modified versions of production-based cars.
The history of car racing is complex, and its evolution continues to be fascinating. Prototype cars were first raced in the 1950s and had far-reaching implications for the sport. While prototype cars were quicker than production cars, they had a limited number of parts that could be used to modify the engines to meet their requirements for endurance. Ultimately, it was the racing that determined the future of racing. But the sport continued to develop and improve.
Today, sports-prototypes are fast and extremely efficient. This is because the race car engine needs a large amount of air to perform its job properly. This air is sucked in by the air intake manifold on the front bumper and hood. The racing car has several modifications to increase horsepower and efficiency. The race cars are tuned on a dynamometer called the DYNO. A computer-controlled dynamometer measures the horsepower of each individual car’s engine.
Today, sports-prototypes compete in the IMSA championships. The P1 category is restricted to cars weighing 900 kg, and their engines are either 6000 cc or 4000 cc turbocharged. In Europe, however, P2s are not as fast as P1s. But in the US, Porsche and Acura both have active P2 programs. The RS Spyder is faster than the P1 in the US series, and it’s often won overall races against Audis and P1 cars.