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There are supercars meant for the street and some that are only meant for the track. These are the uber-rich’s playthings, the cars you only see in YouTube videos and pictures on the Internet. You may never get to see these cars in person, but they do exist, albeit mostly on racetracks all over the world. Check out these five supercars that are only good for the track.

1. Pagani Huayra R

The Pagani Huarya R makes its way around a track.
The Pagani Huayra R seen at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 | Martyn Lucy/Getty Images

The Pagani Huayra R is the successor to the track-only Zonda R. It shares a lot of the same structural and mechanical components as its predecessor, but the Huayra R is completely new under the hood. There are no turbochargers to be found; instead, a naturally aspirated V12 engine powers the Huarya R to the tune of 850 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. In true supercar fashion, the engine spins to a staggering 9,000 rpm as the exhaust howls all the way to the redline.

The super-potent engine is mated to a six-speed, dog-ring sequential gearbox that’s controlled with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The power is transmitted through those whiny gears out to 19-inch Pirelli racing slicks. With all of that gear, not to mention a price tag worth $3.1 million, it’s safe to say that this car is only meant to see track duties.

2. McLaren Solus GT

According to the folks at Road and Track, “the McLaren Solus GT is a real-life version of the McLaren Vision GT, which was created for Gran Turismo Sport.” Yes, a video game. And it makes sense when you look at the car’s stats. The Solus GT is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that revs to a stratospheric 10,000 rpm and makes nearly 830 hp. It weighs only 2,205 pounds but can produce 2,645 pounds of downforce. Best of all, the Solus GT can get up to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. Considering all of these stats, it’s no wonder this car is only for the track.

3. Bugatti Bolide

Bugatti Automobiles SAS Bolide
Bugatti Automobiles SAS Bolide | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anyone familiar with the Bugatti name will likely think of the Veyron and Chiron first. However, those are road-going supercars. The supercar manufacturer also makes cars bred for the track, as is the case for the Bugatti Bolide. How does 1,824 hp sound? Glorious, especially as the car rips around the turns on a circuit.

That power comes from an 8.0-liter W16 engine that also pumps out 1,364 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are even more impressive when you consider that the staggering amount of power is moving a car that only weighs 2,733 pounds. Nope, this car is definitely not for the streets.

4. Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin Vulcan | Aston Martin

The Aston Martin Vulcan checks all of the boxes for a track-bred supercar. It’s powered by a 7.0-liter V12 engine that makes 820 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. It only weighs 2,975 pounds, and it has carbon-ceramic brakes, an Xtrac sequential six-speed transmission, and a dynamic adaptive suspension. All of these parts enable the Vulcan to reach 60 mph from a standstill in three seconds flat and a top speed of over 200 mph. It’s too bad it costs $2.3 million – no wonder it’s a track-only car.

5. Ferrari FXX

A pair of 2006 Ferrari FXX supercars round a corner on the road course.
A pair of 2006 Ferrari FXX supercars round a corner on the road course. | Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

Ferrari only made 38 copies of the FXX, and when you check out its specs, you’ll understand why. A 6.3-liter V12 under the hood pumps out 848 hp and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers brutally fast shifts. After the transmission transmits all of that power to the ground, the driver can expect to get up to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. Considering all of that performance and its $2.1 million price tag, you can see why the FXX is only available in limited quantities.

Why are some fast cars not street-legal?

Some enthusiasts may wonder why the aforementioned cars are only made for the track. It costs a lot for an automaker to take all of the necessary road laws into account and add the necessary safety equipment to a supercar. Some of that equipment includes headlights, mirrors, and driver’s aids that you can find on a normal street car.

Although it may not sound like a big deal to add on these parts, it does cost money. And is if really worth adding this stuff onto a one-off car that costs $2 million and is only meant for track or show car duties? We don’t so. In that case, many of these high-dollar supercars will continue to spend their lives on the racetrack.


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