Here's to amateur racing

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 14:07 IST

With summer comes the height of the track day season, so what better time to consider getting your first taste of amateur racing or upgrading your existing track-day wheels for something a bit more exciting, powerful or, dare we say it, 'practical.' Here's a roundup of some of the best, most interesting and fun cars up to the task, suitable for all wallets and all levels of skill. (All photos-AFP)
The Caterham Seven 160 Low on power - it's only got a 660cc three-cylinder engine - but big on fun, the Seven 160 tries and succeeds to recapture the charm of the original Lotus 7 from the 1950s. It even has a live rear axle and skinny tires so that it'll drift around corners even at low speeds. And it comes with a roof.(€22,600/$30,000)
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With summer comes the height of the track day season, so what better time to consider getting your first taste of amateur racing or upgrading your existing track-day wheels for something a bit more exciting, powerful or, dare we say it, 'practical.' Here's a roundup of some of the best, most interesting and fun cars up to the task, suitable for all wallets and all levels of skill. (All photos-AFP) The Caterham Seven 160 Low on power - it's only got a 660cc three-cylinder engine - but big on fun, the Seven 160 tries and succeeds to recapture the charm of the original Lotus 7 from the 1950s. It even has a live rear axle and skinny tires so that it'll drift around corners even at low speeds. And it comes with a roof.(€22,600/$30,000)

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