If you want to drive with speed, you can always go out and buy a fast car. However, you might not have the budget to buy one. On the other hand, you simply want to look through used Japanese cars and see which one you can modify and enhance. Whatever your reason may be, you will find some useful information in this article. We’ve listed some of the best city cars that can effectively be used for racing too!
1) Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular hybrid vehicles across the world. As most people know, speed is not often associated with cars like the Prius. However, with some modifications, this vehicle can be transformed into something that can compete in the track in terms of speed. Just give it a 3.4-liter V8 engine and a giant wing and it can render up to 300 hp.
2) Porsche 996
The Porsche 996 is not widely considered as a consumer favourite. However, it has specs that are good enough for racing. Since it is a Porsche, it is expected to perform well on the track and still be a reliable vehicle which you can drive for hours in the city.
3) Ford Fiesta
When you modify a Fiesta with enhanced suspensions and a roll cage, this ordinary economy car can become one of the most accessible and fun rally vehicles out there. You would be surprised to discover that a lot of racing teams across the United States actually use it to compete. Since parts are readily available, you can expect to see the Ford Fiesta continuously in the racing world.
4) Nissan 350Z
If you’ve closely followed the Nissan z market, you will know that early models of the 350Zs are getting more affordable. For all the money you’d save from buying one, you can upgrade it with a rear-wheel drive, a V6-powered engine, and many other aftermarket accessories.
5) BMW 3-Series
Here at Carused.jp, we feature a good selection of used BMW 3 Series models. We know how popular this vehicle is among a wide range of buyers. These days, the E30 3-Series has become a sought-after collector’s item. On the other hand, its successor, the E36, has become one of the most popular options that grassroots racers choose. The great thing about the BMW 3-Series is that it is easy to modify into something powerful and stout.
6) Aston Martin DB11
The Aston Martin DB11 is a luxury performance car that is ideal for city driving yet suitable for the track. Like any other vehicle in its class, this luxury Grand Tourer generates downforce. Thankfully, Aston came up with a stunning yet practical solution. The open bodywork in the C-pillar allows the air to flow better and exit through the rear decklid’s tiny opening. One can compare the design to the Ford GT’s flying buttresses, but what the Aston Martin DB11 has is much more discreet.
7) Nissan GT-R Nismo
The Nissan GT-R has been in production for many years, but with every passing year, it just keeps getting better. On 2015 Nismo gave the GT-R a full-on track treatment, raising its price by almost 50%. On the other hand, this improvement truly transformed the vehicle into something that can excellently perform on the track.
Nismo modified the GT-R and gave it a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine, raising the horsepower up to 600. The brakes, suspension, and carbon fiber aero kit are significantly better, allowing the vehicle to jump from zero to 60 within three seconds.
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