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How do you make cars faster than any other car?

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chris’s Answer

It has been my experience to study the class. Study the most current rule book available to you. Know and understand what you cant do. Stay open minded as to what you can do. Just because it doesn't say what you can do doesn't mean you cant do it. I hope I didn't confuse anyone with that. Studying the rule book cover to cover is the best advice I think. First you need to know what you cant do before you can figure out what to do for an edge. Look at other cars in the class. Study them as much as they will let you. Investigate thoughts/ideas, make sure you cant get ejected from the class for an idea you are about to try. Be positive and bold, racing is a very competitive and unforgiving sport. Be prepared as much as one can be.
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Enrique’s Answer

In a quick and very abbreviated way, to make a car faster by reducing the weight of the car and/increase the power that moves the car. An additional measure is to reduce the drag (friction the car makes as it moves) by designing the car to be more aerodynamic. Remember though that safety is paramount when designing vehicles like cars so that's why there are rules and regulations around competitions and races.
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John’s Answer

Generally speaking: remove weight and/or add horsepower.

To Wael's point, in sanctioned racing events there are clear rules which must be maintained. For example, I've seen requirements for the car to retain the full interior (door skins, dash board, center console, passenger seat, etc.) but only from the driver forward; it was legal to eliminate the rear sear interior and the trunk interior, which shaves weight.

Same goes for horsepower. Some rally championships I've participated in had mandatory restrictors on the air intake, as to set a standard for maximum engine performance in your class.

That said, if you're talking about racing for fun (at a track) outside of any sanctioning racing body's oversight, there truly are no limits aside from the time and money you wish to invest.
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Wael’s Answer

It depends on the series you are competing in. All racing cars are optimized to the competition rules.

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