For decades, racing cars have been capturing our hearts and imaginations with their elegant designs and pure power. Although many people worship the racing cars that have been released in the last decade, in terms of performance and style many of the older models have actually been much more successful. People who feel the need for speed will want to take a look at the five best racing cars of all time.
Bugatti Type 35
This classic car not only looks cool, it also has plenty of power, as proven by the fact that it has one more than a thousand races during its career. This impressive figure includes a wide range of different types of races, including amateur hill climbs and professional Grand Prix races.
This stylish sports car has stolen the show at Le Mans on numerous occasions and raced up a total of sixteen victories from 1970 to 1998. The Porsche 917 was first introduced in 1969 and was such a prominent face in the Le Mans races that it even played a starring role in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans.
This is another of the greatest cars to grace Le Mans and was created in 1963 after an agreement between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari. The Ford GT40 dominated Le Mans from 1966 to 1969 and one every single race during this period. To celebrate the fisth anniversary of this impressive mean machine, a special edition was released and managed to turn heads in the same way as the original, proving once and for all that Ford still has what it takes to create and manufacture winning cars that combine great looks with plenty of power.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Not to be left behind, Ferrari created a special car for Le Mans, namely the 1964 Ferarra 250 LM. This vehicle is not only powerful enough to win every race that it featured in for a period of five years, it is also hailed as being one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made, which considering the main other attractive vehicles that Ferrari has put out over the years is quite an achievement. Only thirty four models of this vehicle were ever made, which makes this model one of the rarest in the Ferrari collection. Not surprisingly, it is also extremely valuable and highly sought after by collectors.
Bentley Speed Six
When Bentley was introduced in the 1920s it quickly became famous for its combination of performance and luxury. Between 1924 and 1930 this British car won five races at Le Mans and went on to score prizes at a large number of other prominent races. The Speed Six was perhaps the crowning glory of the Bentley collection and was the model that all other manufacturers looked up to at the time.