Motor Sport News - - World Rallycross - By Kevin Turner

More grunt than grip. Or, to para­phrase 1950s ace Tony Brooks, com­pe­ti­tion cars should have more power than their chas­sis can rea­son­ably han­dle.

That’s our start­ing point for mo­tor­sport mon­sters. Some of the cars we’ve picked were pace­set­ting bench­marks in the sport’s his­tory, some were com­pet­i­tive in a given era, while oth­ers were fail­ures. But all were spec­tac­u­lar, and gave their pi­lots some se­ri­ous work to do.

With the rise of down­force and ev­er­more un­der­stand­ing of how to make cars go quickly, mod­ern ma­chines tend not to dis­play the sort of side­ways, flame-spit­ting an­tics many of us find ap­peal­ing, but some spec­tac­u­lar kit can still be found. And there are plenty of great mon­sters through­out mo­tor­sport his­tory, from a wide range of dis­ci­plines.

There were plenty of wor­thy can­di­dates we’ve had to leave out, but hope­fully you will en­joy our se­lec­tion of some of the very best cars that have helped make mo­tor­sport so spe­cial over the years.

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