Imagine the best kart track ever - inside the amazing Road America racetrack itself. Then swap the karts for real cars. And race them against the stopwatch in rapid-fire rotations of drivers!
It was an squeely good time with the class of 2017's new and special pocket rockets. A big variety in power, drivetrain layout and body style: everything from the Abarth 500C to MX-5 RF and 370Z Heritage Edition. Hyundai's new Elantra Sport joined the fun, as did a ragtop Miata, 124 Abarth, Toyota 86 and VW Golf R.
They were all a laugh riot around these ultra-tight bends. The hardtop MX-5 was more dramatic to drive than the softtop -- and the photos show how much more body roll it has too.
It vied for the second quickest laps with the Abarth 124. Fastest of the day was the stick-shfit VW Golf R.
It should be noted that the Golf R had to retire from the event early due to excessive clutch and brake exercise in the morning session..