According to legal site HG.com, street legal race cars need:
- Seat belts.
- A regular, round steering wheel (not a butterfly-style steering wheel)
- A functioning horn.
- A hood (and the height of the air intakes may be regulated)
- License plates.
- A muffler.
- Functioning brakes and an emergency brake.
What makes car not street legal?
Essentially street legal means that the car has equipment or features the law requires so that the car can operate legally on the roads at any time, without restrictions. It also means that there are no modifications to the car that the law would forbid.
What cars are not street legal in the US?
In case you’re not familiar with the different cars banned in the US we’ve put together this list.
- 1990 Porsche Carrera 4 Lightweight.
- 1995 Audi Avant RS2.
- 1993 Jaguar XJ22OS.
- 1992 Mazda Cosmo.
- 2012 Lotus 340R.
- 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution III.
- 1989 Trabant.
- 2005 Land Rover Defender.
Can a tank be street legal?
A tank in the U.S. can have operational guns, if the owner has a federal Destructive Device permit, and state laws don’t prohibit it. Tanks generally aren’t street-legal, so owners usually drive them off-road or on other private property.
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