I have driven and ridden in fast cars.
Cars with powerful engines. Cars designed for top speeds.
I have driven in fast cars while they were putting their unique powers on display. Accelerating so fast you could feel the push of the seat back doing its best to resist g-forces. Moving so fast that markers on the road blurred into continuous white lines and background foliage was a blur.
A 1966 Mustang fastback with 4-speed manual transmissions, a beefed up carb and intake atop a customized motor with an exhaust modified to further empower the horses. A Mercedes Benz 420 SEL gliding along quietly at 140 MPH. A little Porsche with an amazingly productive motor and transmission. A Tesla that blew everything else “off the line”.
All “street legal” vehicles. Not all acting legally, at least not at the speeds they were moving (experienced drivers operating well maintained cars on open, flat, straight and well maintained roads with no other cars in sight).
However, there’s something to be said for having the same or similar experience in a more controlled environment, such as experiences offered by “drag racing experience” or “NASCAR racing experience” companies.
Get it all right and you get G forces pulling you into the back seat . . where this isn’t one . . and that’s just for starters, the second you pull away from the starting lights or line. That and more is what’s offered by the operators of various race car experiences. All the thrill and none of the risks of the open road, from deer running onto the highway to the highway patrol running into you. All assisted by trained instructors (or drivers) in cars specially rigged to make the ride both thrilling and safe.