What is the one goal attribute all automobiles may be measured by to separate the great automobiles from the good ones? Velocity! At its core, a lap time encompasses extra than simply the flexibility to go quick. It additionally encapsulates a automotive’s cornering, braking, and accelerating capacity and embodies a automotive acting at its peak limits—all bundled into one neat little metric. That is exactly how we consider Lightning Lap contenders annually to find out which automobiles rank forward of the pack. As you might know, we divide the automobiles into 5 lessons, LL1 by LL5, based mostly on value to guage the automobiles within the fairest manner attainable. Then it is time to hit the observe.
Coming October 19
For the previous 17 years, we have now taken on the 4.1-mile, 24-turn Grand Course configuration at Virginia Worldwide Raceway, one of many U.S.’s most difficult tracks, to conduct this final take a look at of pace. This 12 months, we’re providing our readers the chance to affix us at VIR and see every thing that goes into Lightning Lap testing firsthand. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 19, since you will not wish to miss this!
Observe editors trackside as they go for one of the best lap occasions, chat with editors concerning the testing course of, get a close-up have a look at the Lightning Lap contender automobiles, take pleasure in lunch on the clubhouse, and race go-karts on VIR’s 5/8-mile, 24-foot-wide paved kart circuit.
For a style of what to anticipate, have a look again on the outcomes of each Lightning Lap testing since its inception in 2006. 2024 Lightning Lap outcomes will probably be revealed within the February/March 2024 subject of Automotive and Driver, however attendees who be a part of us at VIR will get a sneak peek at lap occasions months earlier than the difficulty is revealed. Spots are restricted for this unique editorial expertise, so do not wait to register. We hope to see you on the observe this October.