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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.
Audi RS Moments of Truth - 1983: quattro
Audi RS "Moments of Truth" is a series of highly stylized, dynamic
short-form documentaries that capture a moment in time -- visual, visceral
proof of the impact that technological innovation and risk-taking has had
on performance in a highly competitive world.
This film tells the story of Audi quattro and the advantage that four-wheel
drive technology afforded Audi race teams in the early 1980s on the FIA
World Rally Championship circuit. Audi driver and WRC Champion Hannu
Mikkola tells the story of his win at the 1983 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland
-- a grueling race full of big-air jumps and hairpin turns. Audi quattro
GmbH head of development Stephan Reil links the story to modern day
refinements of the quattro drivetrain bringing to life the technological
benefits of the crown gear and sport differential through dynamic track
footage of the all-new RS 5.
Follow the link to learn more about how performance has evolved
Best of Crash Rallye HD - Compilation 2013
Rally Crashes happened in 2012 and 2013 . Car accidents because of drifts .
The production-based cars with 1.6 L direct injection turbo engine and four-wheel drive are built to
World Rally Car regulations for racing across tarmac, gravel and snow. The
power output is limited to around 300 bhp (225 kW). Current cars in the
championship include the Citroën DS3 WRC, Ford Fiesta RS WRC and Mini WRC.
The WRC was formerly held for Group A and Group B rallycars. However, due
to the increasing power, lack of reliability and a series of fatal
accidents on the 1986 season, Group B was permanently banned. Later, in
1997, the Group A cars evolved into the WRC car spec, to ease the
development of new cars and bring new makes to the competition. In 2011,
new rules were introduced to encourage more manufacturers (and privateers)
to take part, because the recent economic downturn had prompted several
manufacturers to leave the championship.
Cars in the Production Car World Rally Championship are limited to
production-based cars homologated under Group N rules. Cars in the Super
2000 World Rally Championship are homologated under Super 2000 rules. Most
cars in the Junior World Rally Championship are homologated under Super
1600 rules, but Group N and selected Group A cars can also contest the
Starting in 2013,a new category of rally cars known as Group R were
introdued as a replacement to the Group A and Group N rally categories,
with cars classified under one of six categories based on their engine
capacity and type, wheelbase, and drivetrain. As a result no cars will be
homologated under Group A and Group N regulations and instead will be
reclassified under Group R. Parallel to this, the Super 2000 and Production
Car World Championships were restructured; Super 2000 and Group N cars were
merged into a single championship known as World Rally Championship-2
alongside R4 and R5 cars, whilst the Production Car World Championship was
completely reimagined as the World Rally Championship-3 for two-wheel drive
cars complying with R1, R2 and R3 regulations.
WRC Teams and Drivers
20 different manufacturers have won a World Rally Championship event,
and a further ten have finished on the podium.
Suzuki and Subaru pulled out of the WRC at the end of the 2008
championship, both citing the economic downturn then affecting the
automotive industry for their withdrawal. Mini and Ford both pulled out of
the WRC at the end of the 2012 championship, due to a similar economic
downturn affecting the European market.
A typical WRC team will consist of about 40 people on the events, with a
further 60--100 at the team base.
Manufacturers and manufacturer-backed teams usually have two or three
drivers participating in each rally who are eligible to score points. The
total number of crews (driver and his co-driver) in the rallies varied from
47 (Monte Carlo and Mexico) to 108 (Great Britain) during the 2007
In 2012, The Ford World Rally Team and The Mini WRC Team both announced
their departure from the World Rally Championships for the 2013 season.
Volkswagen and Hyundai will make their return to the championship in 2013
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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.
Best Cars Sounds Vol. 5 - Audi S1 Quattro, 917K, Veneno, FXX, F1 V10, C-Elysée WTCC & Many More
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2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 FL2
Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
Mercedes C63 AMG F1 Safety Car
2014 Citroen C-Elysée WTCC
2013 Porsche 997 GT3 R
2013 Auto GP Formula car
Mazda MX-5 turbo
2013 McLaren MP4-12C GT3
PRC Ford V8
Lancia Beta Monte Carlo turbo Gr. 5
Gumpert Apollo S
700hp Subaru Impreza
Ferrari F2002 F1 Car
2013 Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Volvo S40 BTCC
Opel Vectra V8 GTS DTM
Skoda Fabia WRC
Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro
Audi Sport Quattro S1
2013 Ferrari 458 GT3
Porsche 917 K
Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition
Ferrari 575 GT1
Toyota Supra single turbo
Juno Sport Alfa Romeo V6
Lancia Stratos HF Gr. 4
Radical SR8 RX
Lotus Exige GT Cup
Subaru Impreza GBD
Ferrari 599xx Evoluzione
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo
2014 Porsche 991 RSR
Chrysler 300C SRT-8 Superstars series
Aston Martin CC-100
Norma M20 Honda K20
2008 Dallara GP2
Audi A4 DTM
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
BMW Z4 GT3
Lotus Exige V6
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11° Rally Legend 2013 - Pure Rally Sounds.
Fancy these cars and this rally for yourself? Then take a look
The 11th Rallylegend held in San Marino, including on board Lancia Delta S4
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.
Audi Quattro Concept review - Auto Express
Audi is heading back to the future! Thirty years after the original quattro
rewrote the rulebook, Audi has re-imagined its most iconic model for the
modern age. But can the Quattro Concept, first shown at the Paris show last
month, do justice to its illustrious ancestors? Auto Express was first to
put this year's most exciting new model to the test.