Motorsports are at the core of the sports car market and test the extreme limits of innovation, design, engineering, and performance. In a number of motorsport-sanctioning bodies, manufacturers are required to produce homologation models before they can be certified to compete in a specific race. A homologation car is a road-legal car produced in a limited number by a manufacturer in order to meet the rules dictated by a race-sanctioning body. The minimum number of vehicles to be produced is dependent on the group or class that the vehicle will be entered into. The resulting production car must be mechanically and, to some extent, visually similar to the competing vehicle. The resulting vehicles are essentially road-legal race cars rich with motorsport heritage from their inception, and the limited production only increases their desirability.
RM Sotheby’s is proudly offering over 150 diverse vehicles spanning at its inaugural Essen sale. Click ahead for 16 race-ready offerings from the upcoming auction.