iRacing has a wealth of different cars available for its users. From open-wheelers to stock cars, prototypes to sprint cars, there’s a bit of something for everyone. There’s even a host of old Legacy content that finds itself used in some leagues as well as in some off-season racing. In this article we’ll look at each and every one of the over 100 cars available to you on the service, starting with what’s available to all members before looking at other cars by discipline and ending with looking at the “Legacy” content on the platform.
With Coach Dave Academy’s recent launch of iRacing setups, there’s no time like the present to get to grips with your machinery.
We’ll start off by looking at what iRacing provides new members with when starting out. Each car brings something different to the table, meaning you can whet your appetite before splashing out on a new ride of similar variety.
The CTS-V is a 460-horsepower V8 Touring Car, one of the oldest on iRacing’s platform. It’s still got plenty of enjoyment to it though, with the challenge of blipping the throttle on downshift and managing the car through technical corners as well as fast sweepers.
NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado (circa. 2013)
A taste of NASCAR racing for free, this Legacy Silverado has its own series in the unranked Pickup Cup. There you get a taste of the fun from NASCAR racing as well as the chaotic nature of wrecks breeding wrecks.
Like with the free Silverado, the DW-12 is a Legacy car that gives you a taste of Indycar in the free Dallara Dash. Also, like with the Silverado, you get the adrenaline of Indycar’s close racing as well as the risk of massive pile-ups that are commonplace in the regular Indycar series.
DIRTcar Dirt Street Stock
This is likely the only car you’ll race in when you’re a Dirt Oval Rookie, but it’s certainly very enjoyable. It’s an excellent way to get the taste of slipping and sliding on dirt-covered ovals that you’ll be doing more of in long-wheelbase Big Blocks and Late Models as well as the Sprint Cars.
The newest free car for all members, the Formula Vee is also the newest Beetle derivative. The classic open-wheeler creates some of the most entertaining racing, as well as the enjoyment that you can get from kicking the clutch and getting your shifts just right.
Legends Ford ’34 Coupe (Oval & Dirt Oval)
The Legends Ford is a car that’s enjoyable in both Oval and Dirt Oval series. Though the two handle differently, their compact nature and 5-speed sequential box present unique challenges of close and fast racing that rewards pinpoint accuracy compared to the slipping and sliding of the behemoth Street Stocks.
JR Motorsport Street Stock
The Street Stock is a trial-by-fire in Rookie Oval racing. It’s a lot of fun, you can really knock eight bells out of yourself and others without killing the car. This absolute unit is enjoyable all the way up the ladder, so much so that it has two dedicated series with one for C-license and up and another for Rookies.
A prelude to the TCR that has come to be loved by many, the KIA Optima is often an unsung hero of iRacing. It’s an entertaining tin-top to drive that, like the TCR, takes the most of any driver to be able to rag the front-wheel-drive car around any course.
Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
The MX-5 is an iRacing classic as much as it is just a general motoring classic. Like with the Oval-spec Street Stock, you can often find yourself leaning on your rivals in close racing without much damage to the car. Also like with the Street Stock, there are two series for you to enjoy with the Rookie series renowned for its chaos and a C-license series for those that are wary about losing Safety Rating.
Pontiac Solstice Club Sport
You don’t see many people in the Solstice these days, which is a bit of a shame. It’s a bit slower than the MX-5, but that makes it a bit easier to make the most of. If you’re looking for a first car to master on Road, the Pontiac is a nice car to do that with.
Radical SR8 V8
It’s Radical, dude! I mean, it really is. Break-neck prototype racing with an incredibly envious power-to-weight ratio, racing these Radicals against each other is incredibly difficult due to how hard they can be to handle at first. However, once you start to get it all connected, it’s got some of the best racing on the iRacing platform.
SCCA Spec Racer Ford
The Spec Racer Ford was criminally under-used before its recent renovations. Despite using its beloved H-pattern gearbox that made it such a challenging car to drive, the new sequential 5-speed is much more accessible and means that the challenge is now about mastering that car more than it is simply a battle to survive.
Imagine the Dirt Street Stock, then turn it up to 11. With nearly twice the power, and an incredibly asymmetrical body shape, the UMP Modified is up at the extreme end of what to expect from long-wheelbase Dirt Oval racing.
Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross
Dominant when it arrived on the American Rallycross scene, the Beetle is the only car included in standard iRacing membership that finds itself in a wider class of cars. However, inside of this class with the Subaru WRX STI and the Ford Fiesta RS, the Beetle still finds itself very well-balanced within this class. It’s dominant at tracks such as Charlotte, and it’ll give the others a fair fight elsewhere too.
Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross Lite
A nice way to start out, this car is a 300-horsepower sibling of the 600hp monster. You can get to grips with some of the basics of rallycross, including setup at higher tiers, without the challenge of tons and tons of wheelspin.
The Jetta is the perfect starting car as, unlike with other cars, you will never have to do any setup work with it. And that’s not because it appears in a fixed series, it’s because the only thing you can change on the car is the amount of fuel that’s in it! We’re told that some cars are all about driving skills, and in the Jetta, you’ll never find anything truer.
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
In endurance racing, there’s often little that’s more iconic than Aston Martin. iRacing’s sole car from the marque is the DBR9 GT1, twice a class-winner at Le Mans on top of other honours. The 6-litre V12 screams above and beyond that of its American V8 rivals, and when the massive rear wing sticks you through any corner you really feel like the next Darren Turner.
Audi 90 GTO
Perhaps the series with the least coverage in iRacing is the Kamel GT Championship. Driving classic cars from IMSA’s past, you get the choice of the GTO Audi 90 and the GTP Nissan ZX-T. The Audi handles like an absolute beast, with the throttle being the best measure of being able to wrestle the car through each and every corner.
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Audi’s GT3 offering gives you V10 power from a mid-engined beast. Whilst it can get quite slippy through gradients and inclines around tracks like Bathurst and Spa, the turn-in that you can get at flatter courses makes it a weapon of choice for many.
In LMP1, you have two options from the peak of the LMP1 Hybrid era. The first is the Audi R18, whose regenerative braking is incredibly difficult to get used to at first but launches like nothing else once you’re up to speed with it.
Audi RS3 LMS
The pinnacle of European Touring Car racing, this TCR is a car that has seemingly endless turn-in from its front-wheel-drive design. It’s got a spec series of its own, in which you can get a taste for classic touring car racing, as well as featuring in the multi-class IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge alongside iRacing’s GT4s.
BMW M4 GT3
A car unique in its development, in that it was released in iRacing before it was in the real world, the BMW M4 GT3 is a brilliantly balanced GT3 car. With little details including the Fanatec wheel that both feature in the real car and are available for purchase, as well as a nice baseline setup that keeps the brakes balanced around 50/50 and a TC setting that gives and gives and gives, it’s a great starter car for people getting into GT racing.
BMW M4 GT4
Just like its big brother, the M4 GT4 is also a solid starter car. Unlike the Porsche and McLaren alternatives, which only feature in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, the M4 GT4 also has a fixed-setup sprint-racing series in the BMW 12.0 Challenge. It’s a fun GT4 that, like its GT3 counterpart, grips endlessly and finds itself hard to spin despite its rear-wheel-drive build.
BMW M8 GTE
Oh lawd, he comin’! This big boy is a lot of fun to handle, but at the same time compared to a lot of the other GTEs it requires a lot of throwing around the place. It’s hard to lose control of but, compared to its rivals, it’s also harder to get control of.
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE
The C8.R feels incredibly connected as a GTE. With the engine slap bang in the middle of the car, the weight distribution feels absolutely fantastic out of the box. To get the most out of it takes that little bit extra, but as a starter car, it’s a lovely piece of kit.
The F3 car is incredibly fragile, but it’s still a lot of fun. That means that you have to watch out for the Retiffilio at Monza or La Source at Spa, but at the same time, you can wring its neck through Eau Rouge and Raidillon or around the Boot of Watkins Glen beautifully.
A made-for-game open-wheeler by Dallara, the iR-01 is “modern F1, but V10.” It’s really tough to drive at first, especially to learn that first gear is a launch gear and not one to drive in, but like most formula racers on the platform when you start to fly around Spa or Suzuka it’s as rewarding as ever.
The current-gen Indycar, complete with aeroscreen, is as demanding as you’d expect. You can have tight pack racing at 400km/h, but you also need to watch out for any contact as it will likely be race-ending at those speeds. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, that much is for sure!
The newest class in IMSA and other multiclass endurance races, the LMP2 arguably gets the most mileage in the higher brasses of racings. Not only is it a prototype that’s easy to control and hard to lose control of with seemingly endless aerodynamic grip, it also competes in its own spec series as well as various multiclass series such as the IMSA Hagerty Series.
Ferrari 488 GT3
“Ask a child to draw a car, and certainly he will draw it red.” Sadly there are only 2 Ferraris in iRacing, but both of them are pretty enjoyable. The 488 GT3 is the most multi-faceted, featuring in its own one-make series as well as various GT3 championships. It’s a great way to start out with mid-engined GT and endurance racing.
Ferrari 488 GTE
The GTE version of the 488 will always be popular just because of the Prancing Horse badge it bears. Still lovably entertaining, however, it serves as a bit of a halfway between the likes of the turn-in specialist Corvette and the hulking behemoth that is the M8.
Ford GT GT2/3
In this 2-for-1 deal, you get a GT-racer that can both race against the GT1 legends from Aston Martin and Chevrolet as well against the best that present-day GT3 racing has to offer. Both handle pretty differently, but one thing is consistent – when you get the corners just right, when you hook up the laps perfectly, they’re as good as any other car out there.
Destined for the same kind of greatness that its namesake took 50 years beforehand, the 2016 class-winner at Le Mans sounds and looks as stunning as ever in iRacing. It’s fallen out of use nowadays, with only one class really fielding it, but it’s as lovable as ever and it still handles like an absolute dream in the ultra-competitive GTE field.
Ford Mustang FR500S
Rarely is a payware car as under-used as the FR500S. It only features in the SimLab Production Car Challenge, with most splits only fielding a couple of cars. You have to blip on downshifts, as with some of the older non-Supercar tin-tops, but it’s got a lot of fun to tap into like the Cadillac CTS-V.
Ford Mustang GT V8
The first of the V8 Supercars to feature on this list, the Mustang is also one of the most interesting cars from the class’ history. The two-door body sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the more traditional 4-door Holden, but both handle relatively similarly as you blip the throttle on the downshifts and dip it on upshifts to handle the variety of courses the series offers with confidence.
Formula Renault 2.0
The Formula Renault exists in a hotly-contested range of D-license Open Wheel series alongside the likes of the Skip Barber, USF2000, and Indy Pro 2000 Championships. Traditionally found on more European courses, the Renault gives you a sense of the kind of aero its big brother has while also teaching you the basics of wheel-to-wheel Open Wheel racing.
Formula Renault 3.5
This 3.5-litre V8 is a fan-favourite on the platform. It sounds and looks beautiful and, while the aerodynamics mean it’s likely to grip in basically any corner, it doesn’t discourage the close wheel-banging racing in the same way as the iR-01 or MP4-30 do.
Holden Commodore ZB V8
The sole Holden currently in iRacing’s main series, the Commodore is the latest in the long line of Supercars royalty. Like the Mustang, it can be very hard to handle at first. However, once you’ve gotten used to the unique situation you find yourself in with the gearbox, you’re pretty much set.
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO
Another marque with a sole model representing it is Lamborghini. The Italian giant brings its latest GT3 offering to the table, however, building on the work that the Audi R8 LMS GT3 has to be a solid all-rounder. Compared to its German cousin it is much more stable in complex parts of the track, however, it doesn’t sacrifice much from the domineering power of the Audi in the medium-speed stuff.
Any Grand Prix Legends fan will remember this icon fondly. The names attached to it are as iconic as the car itself: Clark, Hill, Fittipaldi, Rindt, Andretti. This historic racecar requires car control skills like few others, as slipping and sliding is often the name of the game in this piece of motorsports folklore.
Seen by many to be up at the pinnacle of Grand Prix racing, enjoy this loving recreation of Mario Andretti’s 1978 title-winning machinery. Experience the first F1 car to properly utilise ground effect aerodynamics and prepare to get your elbows out against your rivals.
McLaren 570S GT4
The newest addition to the GT4 roster, it’s always nice to have a brand-spanking-new McLaren in iRacing. The 570S brings fantastic cornering in the medium-speed stuff compared to its German rivals from BMW and Porsche.
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
The car dubbed by Top Gear as the “fax machine,” this McLaren GT3 is as flame-spitting as ever and looks and sounds iconic. Well-balanced despite being one of the oldest GT3s out there, it’s still got golden hours and moments of joy and glory over its brand-spanking-new counterparts.
The créme de la créme of iRacing’s ladder, this Formula One racer represents the pinnacle of open-wheel racing on the platform. With DRS, multiple tyre compounds, and a complicated hybrid system to boot, there’s no better way to celebrate the “Project 4” era on iRacing than with this Grand Prix racer.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
The Merc’s confident front-end makes it stand out from the class around some of the trickier conditions the GT3s race in. Whilst it may make it more likely to understeer than a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, it’s much harder to push over the limit than its rivals.
Nissan GTP ZX-T
The second IMSA classic to feature on this list, Nissan’s prototype is from a long-gone era of prototype history. The aerodynamic grip is often endless, but the turbocharged V6 engine will often give you that kick over the edge if you don’t take care with the throttle.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Porsche’s GT4 challenger is typically top-of-the-class in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Powerful in a straight line and still pretty confident in the corners, the best way to drive this thing is jumping on the loud pedal out of the corner and positioning the car defensively through them.
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
Porsche’s Cup car in iRacing is one of the most challenging GT racers out there. The challenge comes from having less aerodynamics than its regular GT3 counterpart, as well as no fancy driving aids like Traction Control or Anti-Lock Brakes. To drive this car at its peak, you need to find your limits as well as the cars.
Porsche 911 GT3 R
The newest GT3 on iRacing, the Flat 6 sounds stunning. But it’s not only that, the rear-engined beast is tricky to tame through corners such as Brands Hatch’s Paddock Hill but has fantastic traction in the slower corners.
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Porsche’s GTE challenger brings an extra kick of rear-engined goodness to the field. In a field where ABS is non-existent and the entry and exit of corners are the best places to make up ground, the 911 is able to get it back going again better than its rivals.
Porsche 919 Hybrid
Porsche’s 919 competes for LMP1 honours against the Audi R18. Instead of aggressively harvesting energy under braking, this car charges its battery through kinetic and thermal energy for use on the straights to reel in its VAG rival.
RUF RT 12R (AWD, C-Spec, RWD, Track)
Ruf’s masterpiece is the last of the Porsches on this list, but it’s a bit of a Swiss Army Knife in that it comes as 4 cars in 1! The AWD and RWD cars boast a six-speed H-box with a toss-up between the more-powerful RWD and the more-agile AWD, whereas the C-Spec and Track cars carry six-speed sequential boxes. The C-spec is a bit of a halfway between the road and the top-line race-ready Track car, and each of the cars finds itself a bundle of fun in each unique way.
Skip Barber Formula 2000
Affectionately known as the “Skippy”, this 2-litre Open Wheeler relies more on the mechanical grip to produce its close racing. Car control is everything in this car and the key to the tight action that is made from darting around tracks like Lime Rock Park.
Tatuus Indy Pro 2000 PM18
The first of two Tatuus cars on this list, this is probably the last stepping stone before Indycar racing on the platform. The 275-horsepower engine may be a bit lower than what you’d get from the IR-18, and the downforce might not be as potent, but it’s definitely a good way to hone the skills that you’ll need buckets of in the top-brass.
Tatuus USF17 2000
With more downforce compared to the “Skippy,” the engine doesn’t boast the same oomph as the PM18 but it can still catch you out. If you’re working your way up to Indycar after Rookies, this is the best next step complemented with the PM18.
The last current Road car on this list, the 2009 Formula One car doesn’t get much use anymore. Outside of Week 13, it’s not featured in any iRacing series. Still a ton of fun, and sometimes used in Leagues on the platform, it’s a loveable piece of mayhem from the time of screaming and high-revving V8s.
Many cars that have massive Road followings are also Oval racers, such as the Dallara IR-18 and the Tatuus open-wheelers the Indy Pro 2000 PM18 and the USF17 2000. The vehicles on this list are Oval by design, however, they also sporadically race on Road courses.
NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro
Nothing says American Muscle in the way that the Chevy Camaro does. The Cup Series version is the top dog at the moment in Camaro action, and while it handles the same as the other Cup cars it looks different.
Next Gen NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro
These cars will be new-for-2022, with sequential 5-speed shifters and symmetrical bodywork. A lot of Ovals will now easily be flat-out, and whilst it’ll be easier to get up to speed in than the current-gen Cup cars that little bit extra means all the more difference.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet Camaro
The Xfinity cars are slightly less powerful than their Cup counterparts, but I’d argue that the designs vary a lot more car-to-car. The Camaro is the stockiest of the three, looking a lot more squared-off than the other cars.
NASCAR ARCA Menards Chevrolet Impala
ARCA Brakes: two words that are enough to petrify any oval racer. They’re a lot of fun to race and can take a bit of a beating, but they crash. A lot. You can drive them on all kinds of Ovals, and even on the odd Road course as well. It’s time to enjoy some awesome stock car racing from the turn of the millennium!
NASCAR 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Do it for Dale! With the Monte Carlo, you can drive the same machinery Jr does in iRacing whilst also mimicking the Intimidator Sr. It’s a real beast to wrestle around the tracks, but it takes a proper beating to give it any real problems.
NASCAR Late Model Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Late Model racing is predominately on short ovals, which in most races will be more incident-filled than the speedways and superspeedways. A stepping-stone on the way up the NASCAR ladder, it’s a great way to get used to the heat of close-quarters stock car combat.
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Chevrolet Silverado
The latest version of the Silverado included in the basic membership, the Silverado has a neat little grill that differentiates it from its rivals. The most adaptable of the current generation of NASCAR vehicles, the trucks are as used to Road courses as Dirt Ovals, as well as the variety of Oval courses that the rest of the ladder visits.
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Ford F-150
The F-150 is the oldest name in the truck series, the only one to have competed since the outset in 1995. With a bigger grill complemented by its lights, you can also tell which one this is compared to its rivals in Chevy and Toyota.
NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang
The ‘Stang is iconic, not only in the muscle scene but in the motoring scene overall. The Cup Series version boasts the standout grille as well as a neat little Michigan plate on the back of it as a nod to the Blue Oval’s origins.
Next Gen NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang
The Next-Gen Mustang has a more prominent grille on the front end of it compared to the current-gen ones, and like the other Next-Gen cars will be able to handle far more challenges with far greater ease.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford Mustang
The Xfinity ‘Stang is where the most aesthetic differences to its rivals stand out. The features around the lights and grilles are much more accentuated, meaning that it looks a lot more like the showroom car than it looks like the Camaro or Supra that it races against.
NASCAR 1987 Ford Thunderbird
A car so fast that it led to NASCARs being slowed down forever, you’ve always got to have a bit of Bill Elliott to offset the classic Dale Earnhardt. With his iconic 1987 Coors Thunderbird, iRacers get the opportunity to relive standout battles from stock car history.
NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Camry
The only name to feature throughout the Sixth Generation of NASCAR’s top brass cars, the Camry name has been recognisable since its first appearance in the previous generation of cars in 2007. Associated with double-champion Kyle Busch, the only title winner while behind the wheel of a Camry, it’s also got a massive amount of representation in the current Cup Series.
Next Gen NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Camry
Toyota’s newest offering mimics its road offering’s front end a lot more prominently. It’s fun to see it square up to the newest offerings of its rivals and wonder what could be when these hit the real tracks next season.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota Supra
Is that a Supra?! It is! TRD’s latest offering for the Xfinity Series certainly stands out a lot compared to the rival offerings from Chevy and the Blue Oval and with the three all equal on performance why not race in style? It certainly helps it make more sense when you’re sliding it all sorts.
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Toyota Tundra
The Tundra has the most pronounced grille of the three trucks on offer, with the big chrome nose standing out in the crowd of Silverados and F-150s. Do you want to get noticed in a truck race? Drive the Tundra, simple as.
C&R Racing Silver Crown Car
With a power-to-weight ratio that would make even the high-end hypercars wince, this tiny car produces over 800 horsepower whilst weighing in at just under 750kg. It tends to max out just under the 300kph mark, but it gets there properly fast. They’ll stick to the oval as much as they stick to the car behind them, but lose control at your peril.
A bit tamer than the Silver Crown, this Sprint Car is all about teaching you tyre wear. Still putting in around the 800 horsepower mark, patience with the throttle is needed to make sure you don’t light up the rear tyres like a Christmas tree and burn through the rubber like nobody’s business.
Super Late Model
The Super Late Model is the regular Late Model car with the wick turned way up. Way, way up. Again, this is a car for the short Ovals that iRacing offers. However, with the pack racing close, you need to make sure you don’t tangle with someone as much as you need to make sure they don’t tangle with you.
NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified Car (& SK Modified)
The Modifieds can be a lot of fun to run door-to-door in. With this car, you again get two cars, with the SK Modified a lower-power version of the full-blown NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified. It’s a real challenge to wring the necks of these around the shorter courses that they call home, but it’s a real ton of fun to do so.
Ford Fiesta RS
Based on World Rally Championship technology, this Rallycross Supercar swaps the 1.6-litre 300-horsepower engine for a whopping 560-horsepower motor of 2-litre capacity. It launches like a rocket and, with the short wheelbase, handles with pinpoint accuracy too.
Lucas Oil Pro 2 & Pro 4 Trucks
The trucks are an absolute hoot and a half. With the Pro 2 and the Pro 4, you get the same kind of exhilarating jumps and bumps that the Pro 2 Lite gives you but with more power. Much, much more.
Subaru WRX STI
If you ask someone to think of rallying, they’ll almost always think of Subaru. The WRX STI that features in iRacing is built by the same Vermont SportsCar lot that take the Subarus rallying these days, and boy is this thing fun to slide around. You’ll have yourself feeling like a Colin McRae or Petter Solberg in no time drifting this on rallycross courses the world over.
DIRTCar Big Block Modified (& 358 Modified)
Much like the Modifieds that were mentioned earlier in the Ovals section, the Big Block comes in two variants for the races around short Dirt Ovals. The 358 is a de-tuned and more grassroots version of the 750-horsepower Big Block, but even then the 358 boasts in excess of 500 horsepower to give the car that extra kick as you’re sliding through and out of corners.
DIRTCar Late Model Cars (& World of Outlaws Late Model)
Offset and angled for maximum downforce whilst sideways on the loose stuff, you get three different cars for the price of one. The Limited variant pumps out 400 horsepower to get you started, with the Pro turning the wick up to 700 horses and the Super variant from World of Outlaws carries a whopping 850 horsepower.
The Midget is a good way to get started with the Dirt Sprint Cars, with the simple essence of wheels in the four corners on a light frame. It’s not as on-the-edge as the Sprint Cars from DIRTCar and USAC, but it’s the best way to avoid throwing yourself into the deep end with them.
DIRTCar Winged Sprint Car
The Winged Sprint Car is the fastest kind of Sprint Car that’s on the Dirt Ovals. There are three variants of the DIRTCar frame, each carrying different engines. The first is 305 cubic inches, putting out 458 horsepower, with the 360 variant popping out 720 horses and the 410 CI version boasting an impressive 892 horsepower. The downforce keeps the car planted in the corners, an extra challenge at the top end of Sprint Car racing.
USAC Non-Winged Sprint Cars
The USAC Sprint Car doesn’t boast the same kind of power from its two versions that the DIRTCar does – its 360 Cubic Inch motor matches its opposite number at 720 horsepower but the 410 variant comes in slightly lower than its match at 821 horses. However, without the same kind of aero helping to keep you planted and going through the corners, sometimes you’ll count yourself lucky that you don’t have the same kind of break-neck power behind you.
BMW Z4 GT3
I know a couple of people that have run BMW’s GT racers in the real world, and they’ve all said the same thing to me: nothing beats the sound of the Z4. In iRacing it sounds wonderful, it’s still used in some Leagues despite iRacing replacing it with the M4, and it’s enjoyable to throw through the corners.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet Camaro (2014)
One of three older Xfinity cars, from the time before composite body panels became the norm, these things are used occasionally and like to barge themselves around a little bit. This one probably looks least like a Camaro out of any NASCAR on the platform, but the small front end certainly makes it look pretty mean.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Chevrolet Impala (2012)
From the tail end of the Car of Tomorrow era, this car is a pretty cool halfway between iRacing’s ARCA-tuned Impala and the current-generation Cup Cars. It sits on its own from the generation, with the only other CoT the early-generation Impala, but can make for some fun one-model races.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype
From the pre-DPi era of prototype racing in the states, the C7 Daytona Prototype generates a heap of downforce from its aerodynamics and is filled with 5.5-litre V8 motor to give it that burst of power when it needs it. While it doesn’t get much running these days, it’s still pretty enjoyable to race.
NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Impala Car of Tomorrow (2009)
Running in the spoiler trim instead of the controversial rear wing that defined the start of the CoT era, this car doesn’t produce the closest of racing but that’s one of the many challenges in and of itself. It’s a real task to get close and make the move on a rival in this machine.
NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet SS (2013)
From the start of the current generation of NASCAR, the 2013 SS is capable of the closer pack racing that wasn’t so possible in the Car of Tomorrow era. It’s not used so much anymore as most NASCAR racers will use the latest Cup cars, but it’s still something that packs a punch.
Another car from Indycar’s history, the IR-05 still stands the test of time today. While it doesn’t get the love nor the use that the DW-12 gets as a Legacy Indycar, it’s still a fun reminder of the history of Indycar from the end of the CART/IRL rivalry that dominated the 90s and 00s and when the two open-wheel series converged once again.
V8 Supercar Ford FG Falcon (2014)
The Falcon name is almost as iconic in Supercars as the Commodore it competed against. The old V8 Supercars don’t get much love on the platform, but if you want a taste of what came before the Mustang Supercar this is your weapon of choice.
V8 Supercar Ford Falcon (2009)
Maybe an older Supercar is the thing that takes your fancy? This one sadly doesn’t have a rival from Holden to compete with, but if you’re looking to run a single-model Supercar series this might be the choice for you.
NASCAR Cup Series Ford Fusion (2016)
Without an early Gen-6 Cup Camry, only the Fusion keeps the Chevrolet SS honest in its class. Relive some classic battles on the various Ovals and Road courses that iRacing has to offer.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford Mustang (2016)
The second of three cars from the last generation of second-tier NASCAR machinery, the Mustang name arrived on the scene with the generation. Enjoy the return of Ford’s muscle cars to the world of NASCAR with this part of Xfinity’s past.
V8 Supercar Holden VF Commodore (2014)
The Commodore is probably the most iconic name in Supercars history. If you don’t want to splash out on the current Holden contender, you can always pick up this older version that won Bathurst three times in a row between 2015 and 2017 for a taste of General Motors machinery.
The HPD was the second-tier prototype car before being benched when the Dallara P217 launched. A lot of people still love it though, and it gets a fair bit of use here and there in Hosted Sessions and Leagues.
Mazda MX-5 Cup (2010)
The older version of Mazda’s MX-5 is still as much as the current one, however it comes with a couple of small differences outside of the base model. Chief among these is the use of the H-pattern gearbox, which adds an extra challenge to shifting that the current MX-5 doesn’t have.
The Pro Mazda feels like a go-kart with wings attached. The tiny thing is a bundle of joy as you take it around shorter, tighter-knit circuits, with the potential to go side-by-side for full laps of most tracks.
Riley MkXX Daytona Prototype
The Riley is another staple of Legacy Racing, the prototype being one of the earliest cars to join the platform. It doesn’t get much in the way of runtime, but it’s always fun to drive a piece of iRacing history like this.
NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Camry (2015)
Last, but by no means least, is this old Xfinity offering by Toyota. Since the Camry was replaced by the Supra for 2019, this is the only chance you’ll get in iRacing to drive a Camry that’s not made for the NASCAR Cup Series.
And that’s the Ultimate iRacing Car List! Thank you for reading, and we hope that it helps you pick your next car to take to the track. Make sure to follow us to keep informed on the latest guides in sim racing.