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View Poll Results: Would you drive around in a street legal race car?
Yes! I'll take one with livery and all. 18 51.43%
Yes if toned down (ie. smaller wing, no livery) 4 11.43%
It would be cool to see on streets, but not for me. 3 8.57%
Yuck, road car anyday. 10 28.57%
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      02-02-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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Would you roll in a street legal GT3/DTM/Race Car?

I think most of us on here are motorsports fans on some level or another, and practicality aside, I find the racing versions of the street cars just epic. When I visited the Nurburgring, I often saw these cars driving outside the track and they're just on a different level to their street counterparts!

So it got me to thinking, money aside, if more street legal versions of these cars were around, would you own one over the road going version? I'm not talking for daily use of course, because I think we all know they would be a nightmare, but if this were strictly your toy for weekends and sunny days? Or would you find them tacky, too extreme and over the top outside the track? Of course, some examples of a few favorites below:

BMW M3 DTM:


AMG GTS GT3:


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Aston Martin Vulcan:
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Personally no, racecars are a horrible experience and no fun on the street in my opinion.
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I'll take the ferrari XX. They have the most insane sound ever
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'Nuff said.
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      02-02-2017, 02:13 PM   #5
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Nope, I can't even stand the M3 GTS.
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Friend just got herself a Porsche GT3 RS in ultraviolet. Not something I'd drive on the street. That and she got a speeding ticket 15 minutes after taking delivery.
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      02-02-2017, 02:46 PM   #7
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Haha that video was so relevant to this thread! Thanks for posting I hadn't seen that one. Ok, maybe I should have clarified a bit more, a slightly more refined race car with perhaps the interior and amenities of a Scuderia or the like. But yeah, one right out of the pits looks like it would get old quick, but as much as he complained I still think he thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity. I saw moments
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Just FYI, DTM cars have nothing in common with their street 'versions'. Unlike GT3/GTE cars, they are purpose-built monocoques with huge downforce. They are closer to LeMans prototypes than they are GT cars. They are also much faster than said GT cars, even with less power output.

That said, unless I were rich enough to keep such a car in storage at a track, or transport to one whenever I desired, I wouldn't own one. They are too compromised and too much work to drive on the street.

The most hardcore I'd go for a street car would be something like a GT3 RS, Aventador SV, 675 LT, etc. And even then for use only on nice days. I still wouldn't daily it.
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Having driven many actual racecars.

FUCK NO!

A street car is not a racecar, and a racecar is not a street car. They are very different things.

Real race shocks would last about a week being driven on the street, they just are not designed to handle that kind of crap. And any racecar sounds like a metal can full of loose nuts and bolts being dropped off the edge of the Grand Canyon, even with earplugs in, they can be very loud inside.

Not to mention, racecars are HOT as hell inside. They do not have HVAC systems, the driver has to be kept cool with a cool suit under their driving suit.

Plus, so many other reasons.
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Have driven race car on street, would do again but only on special occasions. It sucks asshole as a dd.
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Nope. Never. DTM and GT3 cars are cool, but belong at home on the track.
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Crazy loud, wicked hot, no visibility, gymnastic ingress/egress, oh yeah also hot and loud. Real racecars are designed with 1 purpose....going fast on track. Streets are nothing like tracks so.....nope.
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100% yes, I wish the series organizers and the manufacturers would go back to more production car based racing. DTM now is nothing more than German NASCAR (2 door V8 Camry anyone?). Homologated production car racing is what made the early M cars and E30 M3 especially so awesome and unique.
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