Lightning Lap 2023: America’s Toughest Track’s Hottest Cars

When it comes to car evaluation, no single metric sums up vehicle dynamics better than a lap time.

No other test combines cornering, acceleration, and braking while also revealing information about at-the-limit behavior.

This year’s lineup resembles that of the first event, when we ran a Corvette Z06 but not one with a mid-engine 670-hp V-8.

The first roster included a Cayman, though it was not as track-focused as this year’s Cayman GT4 RS.

There has been a massive increase in performance over the last 17 years, and not just for Porsches and Corvettes

Toyota entered two vehicles: the rally-inspired GR Corolla and a Supra with a manual transmission.