A race car, also known as a racing car or a competition car, is a vehicle designed specifically for racing. Race cars are typically purpose-built, high-performance vehicles that are either open-wheel or closed-wheel. They are designed to be lightweight and aerodynamic, with powerful engines and advanced suspension systems. Race cars are typically used in professional motorsport events such as Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar, and drag racing. Race cars are also used in amateur and hobbyist events, such as autocross and karting.