There are quite a few Nascar Cars in existence today. There are those that are well known to most racers, and there are those that are still going strong today. The one that is still running and has been around for quite some time, but just might be what you are looking for.
The most famous race car in the history of racing? Yes, it would have to be the ‘Chevy Nova’. It started out as an entry into the Formula One Championship in the 1960’s.
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The Nova was originally built by Chevrolet Nevada in its Performance Motorsports Division. It became more than just a stock car though, because of the quality racing that went on.
So it was already produced in the Chevrolet division of Chevrolet, and it even went on to be a successful two-wheeler. Over the years, this car has gotten faster and quicker, and the chassis has also evolved from simple, square tubing to wheel arches that are wider. The main reason behind all this is the development of the real-time computer systems that run all the racing events.
The first one that was built for this particular car was called XM, and they were responsible for the chassis and suspension systems. This was a huge leap forward from the earlier designs that relied on springs and bushes and was way ahead of its time.
The next step forward was the invention of real-time computer programs. They allowed all the drivers to be seen, which greatly increased the competition level between drivers. This meant that new Nascar cars would need to be built, and the ones that were faster could stay on the track, while the rest crashed.
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So what did the Chevrolet Nevada do? They created a modified version of the Nova that was able to gain speed faster and quicker. With the added ability to move faster down the straights. This car became known as the ‘Firebolt’, and the people. Who raced it at the time were nicknamed the ‘fire boletes’.
Once the Firebolt got popular in the series, Chevrolet modified the design of the Nova. They added wider wheels, adding more grip, and as a result. They were able to lower the gas mileage a little bit. By lowering the fuel mileage, the Firebolt became even faster and more exciting to drive.
The Firebolt did not hold up too well in sports cars. That was not made to be fast, like the Gremlin. The Gremlin was just as powerful, but they had a superior suspension system. The Firebolt had to settle for being better than the Gremlin in all the departments that mattered.
These Nascar cars were the first production sports cars. That we’re able to sustain speed and direction change under speed. Which would have been impossible without the advancement of real-time computer systems? They can still be purchased today if you can find one in good condition.