5 Commercial Cars Model Comes From Racing Cars

Normally, commercial models will be based on a concept when produced, but others are race cars.

1. Ford GT: Henry Ford used to be angry when Enzo Ferrari refused to sell street cars. After a lucrative deal, Ford was determined to beat Ferrari on the track. The US automaker quickly developed the Ford GT to do that. But for many years, Ford’s effort was just a failure. In 1966, with the help of engineer Carroll Shelby, Ford succeeded in creating the MkII GT40, immediately dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To celebrate the victory, the MkIII Ford GT40 was produced into a street car based on the MkII, equipped with a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 306 horsepower. Only 7 Mk III GT40s are produced (left racing, commercial version on the right).

2. Ferrari 250: The history of Ferrari is one of the best examples of super cars. Many Ferrari models were born from the development of racing cars. The Ferrari 250 was launched for the first time as a racing car to participate in the 1952 Mille Miglia prize, called 250 S Berlinetta. The car also competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. By 1953, a commercial version was launched as Ferrari 250 MM (Mille Miglia), this model also won the fourth position in the 1954 Mille Miglia race.

3. Ford GT 2017: History is repeated for Ford, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford says it will produce a brand-new Ford GT, the street version. built and developed at the same time with the racing car. In 2016, Ford once again defeated Ferrari in GTE class at Le Mans. A year later, in 2017, after the Ford GT re-dominated the racing empire, the street version came out, equipped with suspension and similar turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine block.

4. Hyundai i30N: 10 years ago, the name associated with the success of BMW M-division – Dr. Albert Biermann decided to join the Korean carmaker. He claims Hyundai will be loyal to the hatchback, performance is the most important thing on the list of things to pursue. He designed and developed an i30-based hatchback, on par with the Elantra GT in the European market, called the i30N. But before the commercial vehicle was produced, in May 2017, Hyundai brought the i30N to compete at the 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race to prove the technique of the i30N was at its highest.

5. Lexus LFA: Lexus LFA was produced in December 2010, however, the prototype has been competing on the track since early May 2008. Prototype LF-A attended the VLN Nurburgring race for 4 hours, the car was lapped 5 times and completed 77 out of 200 items. Lexus LFA is the company’s most developed sports car, with the help of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing, it becomes the most iconic Lexus model.

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