What kind of car do I need?

Well, what kind of car do you drive? Chances are, that’s the kind of car you need for rallycross. Really, no special car is needed for this motorsport. Any factory hard top vehicle — including convertibles with a factory hardtop attached — that has adequate ground clearance and passes a basic safety inspection will serve you well. So your daily-driver sedan or hatchback on street tires is perfect. A rally-inspired tubo-equipped all-wheel-drive car, while potent for rallycross, is definitely not mandatory to have a good time.

Front-wheel-drive sport compacts including Neons, Civics and Sentras are especially popular for rallycross. They are both affordable and light and offer controlled slides that maximize momentum going through the turns. Small RWD cars like a Miatas are another popular car for rallycross, and the oversteer actually adds to the fun!

For safety reasons, rollover-prone vehicles like SUVs, 4x4s and many full-size trucks may not be allowed to compete and SCCA insurance doesn’t allow side-by-sides, homebrew buggies, ATVs or anything like that.

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