In the late 1960s, car manufacturers created big-block powered cars with aerodynamic modifications to reach high speeds. One of the most well known examples of this is the Dodge Charger Daytona (pictured) were modified in such a way. The aerodynamic modifications allowed for this car to 200 miles per hour.
One of the most iconic European motorsports is Formula 1. This open-wheel and cockpit racing series is one of the fastest in the world. While F1 cars are usually strongly regulated, there were a few unusual examples, such as this six wheel Tyrrell P34 F1 (pictured).
Unlike most forms of automotive sports, rally racing does not take place on a closed racing circuit. Instead, it takes place on closed off public roads or areas, and are generally point-to-point races. Rally races also tend to take place primarily off paved road, but rather on dirt, gravel, or snow.
24 Hours of LeMans
The most well known endurance race is the 24 Hours of LeMans. As the name implies, the race takes place over 24 hours, with multiple drivers on each team. There are various types of cars that run at the same time during this race, each competing in their own section.