The Top 10 Coolest Racing Driver Edition Cars of All Time
A few years ago, we took a look at 10 of the most prominent racing video games to wear the names of professional racecar drivers. The idea behind such games is, of course, having a real pro involved should ensure maximum accuracy and realism; this wasn’t always the case in practice but, hey, that’s life. If nothing else, having a pro put his name on the game would get it noticed on store shelves.
Of course, if using a pro driver to sell racing games works well, shouldn’t it also work well for selling actual cars? That’s been the thinking behind driver edition cars, special edition models bearing the name and signature (and occasionally the actual autograph) of drivers who compete for automaker. Such models are usually based on the road-going versions of the cars the pilot in question drives or, if he’s a single-seater or prototype shoe, a sporty model from the company in question’s model lineup. What follows, in no particular order, are 10 of the most distinctive and desirable street legal rides ever to wear a motorsports hero’s moniker.