Performance car

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For the magazine, see Performance Car (magazine).
Holden Monaro with aftermarket performance enhancements, shown at a NZHRA show
Toyota Mark II with aftermarket body, suspension and instrumentation modifications visible

A performanceing rather than straight line speed, such as the Lotus Elise.

Performance cars include:

These classifications overlap.

Performance cars can also be classified according to their source:

Corporate takeovers and the increasing interdependance of car makers for major components such as engines and even vehicle platforms has blurred the distinction between the first two types. Fiat, for example, currently owns a controlling interest in Ferrari and at one time owned Maserati outright.

Aftermarket extractor manifold

The third category includes many vehicles built by the owners as a hobby. A large segment of the automotive aftermarket industry is dedicated to such performance-enhancing modifications.

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