It’s hard to understand just how expensive it is to race cars if you’re not embedded in that world. One NASCAR driver told us it wasn’t about “a couple hundred grand” but “millions and millions just to compete” at a top level. The same goes for other series, even those that are lesser known to the general public.
Take for example the case of Scott Tucker. The semi-professional race car driver had a goal to win three SCCA Runoff class championships (that’d be the Sports Car Club of America), so he spent “well over” a million dollars building the 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo “Hurricane” that’s currently headed to auction via RM Sotheby’s, as pointed out by Jalopnik. If that seems a little too rich for your blood, you’re in luck, as the million-dollar racer is only expected to fetch between $145,000 and $205,000 when it sells on November 19 in Le Castellet, France.