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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
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Group B Rally With Pure Engine Sounds! DEADLY CARS
Group B Rally With Pure Engine Sounds! DEADLY CARS
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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.
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Audi Quattro Group B - 5-Cylinder Engine Sound
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This video is about another rally icon: the Audi Quattro Gr. B. The Quattro
A1 debuted at the WRC 1983 season opener Monte Carlo Rally, and went on to
win the Swedish Rally and the Rally Portugal in the hands of Hannu Mikkola.
The A2 evolution won a total of eight world rallies; three in 1983 and five
in 1984. The car is moved by a turbocharged 2.1 L 5-cylinder engine which was
able to produce around 350 bhp.
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Event: 11° Rally Legend 2013 / Revival Valpantena 2013 / Monza Rally Show
Where: San Marino / Verona / Autodromo di Monza, Italy
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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.
Audi Quattro Sport S1 Rally Group B "Total Tribute"
Total Tribute:: The SuperCars rally of over 500 hp 4x4.. In 1984 85 and
86 the Rally has been divided into groups .. The Group B cars could
participate was that the only limits produce 200 cars .. The cars and
Pilots - Audi Quattro Sport S1 Walter Röhrl Stig Blomqvist Hannu Mikkola,
Peugeot 205 turbo 16 Ari Vatanen Timo
Salonen Bruno Saby, Lançia Delta S4 & Lançia Rally 037 Markku Alén Miki
Biasion Henri Toivonen, MG Metro 6R4 Tony Pond, Renault 5 Maxi turbo Joaquim Moutinho Jean Ragnotti, and Ford
RS200 Kalle Grundel.. After several accidents that have caused several
deaths these cars were banned.. These cars had both of fabulous as
dangerous.. Os melhores momentos do Audi Quattro Sport S1 total Tributo..
The End of Group B
This video shows the darkside of Group B rallying and the most important
events that lead to the cancellation of the series from the rally
championship: spectator problems, the Portugal tragedy and the death of the
great Henri Toivonen and his co-driver, Sergio Cresto. Warning, it also
contains the footages of both fatal accidents!
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2. Immediate Music - Lake of Fire
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