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Motors What is your favourite old skool rally car?

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  1. gar

    gar Active Member

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    Mine?
    Metro 6r4

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    Specifications: Engine Capacity: 2991cc, Bore: 92mm, Stroke: 75mm
    Valve Gear: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, toothed belt camshaft drive
    Compression ratio: 12:1, Lucas mapped electronic fuel injection
    Configuration: Longways/mid mounted, 6 cylinders in 90 deg, V, dry liners, 4 main bearings, water cooled
    Maximum Power: 410bhp at 9000rpm, Maximum torque: 270lb ft at 6500rpm

    "Created for the short lived Group B race category, the 4WD mid engined MG 6R4 (6-cylinder, rally car, four-wheel-drive) Metro of 1984 was a world away from the best selling supermini on which it was based. The competition car bore only a superficial resemblance to the production Metro as it featured a four wheel drive transmission, and only two seats. The development of this vehicle had been entrusted to Williams Grand Prix Engineering.

    The resulting car was shown to the world in May 1985. It was powered by a David Wood designed bespoke 3-litre V6 powerplant which used some of the engine architecture of the Cosworth DFV. It featured twin overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine was a break from the norm, as it wasn't turbocharged as the majority of its competitors were. The engine was mounted back to front in the car, with the forward end of the engine facing the hatchback and the gearbox attached conventionally behind it and, therefore, in the middle of the vehicle. The four-wheel-drive was permanently engaged, and drove separate propshafts to the front and rear differentials. The rear differential was mounted on the side of the engine sump with one driveshaft running through the sump to the nearside rear wheel. Much of the outer bodywork was made of GRP, with the only exception being the roof panels (which were aluminium) and the steel doors. These were, however, concealed by plastic airboxes. Indeed, models now on show generally have stickers demonstrating where it is safe to push from when moving the vehicle, so as not to damage the bodywork.

    The 6R4 appeared in two guises. There was a so-called Clubman model which developed in the region of 250 bhp (186 kW), of which around 200 were made and sold to the public for £40,000 (the homologation version). A further 20 were taken and built to International specifications which had a recored output of over 410bhp."
     
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  3. gar

    gar Active Member

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    That is one heck of a rally car. I drove behind one a few months ago on a country road. It looked like it could rip up the tarmac!
     
  4. freedom810

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    Classic mini or the Ford escort.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Lancia Delta HF Integrale. Epic, in every way. So dangerous it killed off group B rally (along with the bonkers RS200, of course). :D
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Audi Quattro. Epic-er.
     
  7. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    beat me too it!

    Colin McRae rally on the PS got me hooked on that motor (i used to put the tinfoil cheat and the hover car cheat on at the same time - presto one delorian)
     
  8. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Beat me to it :D
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    Epic, epic car.

    More recently it's been Evo's...
     
  9. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Colin McRae's Nova :).
     
  10. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Bloke down the road from me has one Its an awesome piece of kit only bad thing about it is the horrible green colour its in. My favourite though would have to be the lancia 037
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    i just love the looks of them
     
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    Toyota Celica?

    Renault 5 Turbo?
     
  12. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Escort Cosworth
     
  13. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Aah, Colin. R.I.P. dude...

    Celica as pretty awesome, especially if you had Sega Rally on the Sega Saturn...
     
  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    http://www.autozine.org/strange_car/strange_60.htm

    that has a nice list of group B cars :thumb:

    If i really think about it, i guess it would be a Ford Sierra Cosworth RS, because it was a winner on the track and off road. I also love a Escort MK2 with a screaming pinto.
     
  15. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    :rock:
     
  16. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I would say the Celica GT Four as well or the Lancer Evo III
     
  17. kennethsross

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    Escort RS1800 for the win

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    Jimmy McRae (the late Colin McRae's dad), getting down and dirty, on his way to winning the RAC (Roger Alexander Clark memorial) Rally in 2006
     
  18. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I have to go for the Renault 5 turbo! Just nasty with good engineering. Not your Momma's grocery getter.
    John
     
  19. severedhead

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    Lancia Stratos. Love the shape, love the car.
     
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