Fast Friday: This Week’s UTCC Entries

By Colin Wood
Feb 8, 2019 | All

This week, we’re announcing our latest round of accepted entries to the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. Our annual no-holds-barred track competition simply seeks the fastest machines on four wheels—and fast machines we’ve got.

This week’s picks include: A 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra with a shocking 950 horsepower and 800 ft.-lbs. of torque, an LS-swapped 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo, a stroked and turbocharged 2006 Honda S2000, a flame-spitting 1997 Volkswagen Jetta, and a 600 horsepower 2005 Subaru WRX STi that looks ready for the showroom floor.

The UTCC rules are brief: Car and driver must just pass a NASA safety inspection. Period.

Who’s welcome? Everyone, pretty much. New, old, factory-bought and home-built. Wings are cool. So are box flares, giant intercoolers and sequential shifters.

This is also a great chance for shops to show off their work–or settle a grudge with another outfit.

Bolt on a turbo, add some canards, dial in the suspension, and do whatever you need to do. Just don’t lose focus on what’s important: flat out speed.

The UTCC takes place May 17th-18th during Hyperfest, an annual weekend-long event that celebrates all things automotive, at VIRginia International Raceway.

It is not too late to enter your car in the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. Applying is free, and we are announcing entries every week.

To enter your submission, follow the link here, and tell us why you deserve a shot at UTCC dominance. To see every entry so far, check out this gallery of accepted cars.

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sleepyhead Mod Squad
2/11/19 2:11 a.m.

I hadn't realized that the driver requirement rule had been loosened up some... that's cool

also, I dig the screen name.  sleepywife got a chuckle out of it too.

looking forward to seeing the rest of the the UTCC coverage

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