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Group B was introduced by the FIA in 1982 as replacement for both Group 4 (modified grand touring) and Group 5 (touring prototypes) cars.
Group A referred to production-derived vehicles limited in terms of power, weight, allowed technology and overall cost. The base model had to be mass produced (5000 units/year) and had to have 4 seats. Group A was aimed at ensuring a large number of privately-owned entries in races.
By contrast, Group B had few restrictions on technology, design and the number of cars required for homologation to compete—200, less than other series. Weight was kept as low as possible, high-tech materials were permitted, and there were no restrictions on Boost, which turned out to mean almost unlimited power. The category was aimed at car manufacturers by promising outright competition victories and the subsequent publicity opportunities without the need for an existing production model. There was also a Group C, which had a similarly lax approach to chassis and engine development, but with strict rules on overall weight and maximum fuel load.
Group B was initially a very successful concept, with many manufacturers joining the premier World Rally Championship, and increased spectator numbers. But the cost of competing quickly rose, and the performance of the cars proved too much, resulting in a series of fatal crashes. As a consequence Group B was cancelled at the end of 1986 and Group A regulations became the standard for all cars until the advent of World Rally Cars in 1997.
In the following years Group B found a niche in the European Rallycross Championship, with cars such as the MG Metro 6R4 and the Ford RS200 competing as late as 1992. For 1993, the FIA replaced the Group B models with prototypes that had to be based on existing Group A cars, but still followed the spirit of Group B, with low weight, 4WD, high turboBoost pressure and staggering amounts of power.
Group B Rally "The Sound"
A tribute to the sights and sound of the Group B rally cars. Turn up your speakers and enjoy.
Thanks to Helmut Deimel, Jeff Lehale.
GROUP B High Sound Quality selection...
Dangerous cars, master drivers, brute sound... Selection of best fast passages and corners of group B vehicles. Last versions of 205T16, Audi quattro S1 and Lancia Delta S4 could deliver 450+hp in a quite viril way...
Cut from some French dvd production.
Group B Monsters Audi Quattro - Tribute with Pure Sound
The Awesome Audi Sport Quattro E2 Group B with pure original sounds tribute.
Tribute to the Audi Quattro Sport, S1 and S2. by KrisMotorSportVideos
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F1 Turbo - The most scary race cars ever (Feel the torque)
Brilliant footage of formula 1 driver Johnny Dumfries in the 98T Renault F1 turbo John Player Special. On the circuit in Adelaide he is in 11th place. Listen to the torque of this remarkable Renault F1 engine. You can "feel" the power when you turn up your speaker volume. Nothing is compared to the real thing obviously.
These drivers were genuine heroes with no fear at all and a big big heart. Listen to the engine noise and look at the skills the driver need to have to keep this beast on the road. These engines had up to 1400 Bhp.
Rally Portugal 1986 accident - Group B
A complete video analysis of the terrible accident of 5 March 1986 in the Rally of Portugal. (I recommend to watch in HD quality)
music: Lena Selyanina - Bon Voyage, Mama http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/341399/bon-voyage-mama (CreativeCommons 3.0)
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Group B - The Killer B's (HD)
Group B regulations made the construcion of the most powerful rally cars of all time possible, but they also made rallying very dangerous. After serious accidents, Group B got the nickname „The Killer B's". Driving these monsters required pure skill and heroism. This compilation focuses on the dark, but epic side of the series.
Immediate Music - All Hell Break's Loose (choir version)
Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna
Group B Supercars - Ypres 24 Hours Rally 1986 Review
Re-uploading the full-length review of the 1986 Ypres 24 Hours Rally held in Belgium which was part of the European Rally Championship with numerous Group B supercars such as Ford RS200, Peugeot 205 T16, Lancia Delta S4 and 037 and MG Metro 6R4.