If you’re looking to attend a good number of track days, but also want a car that can handle itself on the street, look no further than these four street-able track cars. Each has lapped one of the most demanding racetracks, the Nurburgring, in under 8 minutes. The cars also have the handling prowess and power credentials capable of leaving fellow racers behind, and in a pinch can be used to travel considerable distances in reasonable comfort (well maybe except for the Caterham).
These cars are targeted at true automobile enthusiasts who are looking to experience pure driving pleasure. The cars are stripped down for increased acceleration and handling performance, are fitted with barely street legal high performance tires, and represent the ultimate iteration of each car’s respective model lines.
1. Porsche 991 GT3 – $130,400 MSRP | 0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds | Horsepower: 475 | Nurburgring lap time: 7:25:00
2. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – $75,000 MSRP | 0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds | Horsepower: 505 |Nurburgring lap time: 7:37:47
3. Caterham Seven 620 R – $72,00 MSRP | 0-60 mph: 2.8 seconds | Horsepower: 310 | Nurburgring lap time: No official time, but it’s quick
4. Nissan GT-R NISMO – $149,990 MSRP | 0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds| Horsepower: 600 | Nurburgring lap time: 7:08:67