You already had a ride in this year’s Goodwood champion, the mighty Gobstopper 2 Subaru Impreza as well as in the third-fastest, Rod Millen’s 1994 Pikes Peak Toyota Celica. Time for more then!

I guess seeing a current GT3-spec Nissan GT-R at anger is nothing new if you’re into motorsport, but apart from the winning Subaru and the runner up Pikes Peak Mini, there weren’t many modern machines in this shootout.

Sure, the Dallara SP1 LMP with its screaming Judd V10 instead of a Mopar V8 is a relatively new race car, but with Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16, we already hit the eighties. Then go further back with the Hesketh-Cosworth 308E, the six-wheeler March-Cosworth 2-4-0, the LEC-Cosworth CRP1 or the McLaren-Chevrolet M8F.

The sound of that monstrous 8.5 liter V8 is hard to forget.

Yes, old cars are much faster than a GT3 Nissan GT-R. Especially if they are barely more than just a massive wing with a race engine in the middle.

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