Step 4: Relive Group B with the Lancia 037 - /MY LIFE as a RALLYIST
Ryan travels to a special garage in the north island of New Zealand
tailoring to reconstructed Lancias. The home of the Carters' houses the
company 'Carteroni', a business meeting the needs of Lancia enthusiasts by
either supplying parts or rebuilding complete cars. The Carters' latest
project is a Lancia 037 Group B rally car recreation. Ryan shows up with
two weeks remaining on the build. He spends some time helping Allan Carter
put the finishing touches on the car, and ultimately gets to drive an icon
of the Group B rally era. Along with the 037, Ryan borrows a Lancia Delta
and examines a homemade Lancia Stratos build. There's heaps of Lancia porn
in this video... if that's what you're into.
Carteroni - Lancia Specialists
Rally Heaven - Shotgun in a Lancia Stratos and Delta S4 - /CHRIS HARRIS ON
Audi Quattro - Group B, the Days of Madness
Credits for this video: www.youtube.com/amjayes
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 Worship: Ford RS200 and Audi Sport Quattro - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
To enter Group B in the 1980s, car makers had to build 200 road-going
examples of the car they intended to rally. These rules created some of the
most spectacular road cars of all time. I love rallying: the chance to
drive an RS200 and a Sport Quattro nearly sent me to the nut-house. Fire up
Written and presented by Chris Harris
Shot and edited by David Litchfield
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.
A Rally Icon, The Lancia 037: Sound And Powerslides!
I filmed for you a real Rally Legend: the Lancia 037!
This beast is a mid-engine rally car built by Lancia in the early 1980s
purely for the FIA Group B World Rally Championship. Driven by Markku
Alén, Attilio Bettega, and Walter Röhrl, the car won Lancia the
manufacturers' world championship in the 1983 season. It is the last
rear-wheel drive car to win the WRC!!
Enjoy this monster powersliding on wet tarmac!And subscribe to my channel!!
Lancia 037 Stradale
During the "Vernasca Silver Flag 2011" hillclimb race I met the owner of
this fabulous Lancia 037 stradale. He came directly from England with his
car! We had a pleasant chat, the video shows the car leaving the parking
and some pictures, including the fantastic engine. The car is very
lightweight and you can clearly see the tubular frame which forms the
structure of the Lancia. Fabulous car!
Durante la gara in salita "Vernasca Silver Flag 2011" ho conosciuto il
proprietario di questa favolosa 037 Stradale. E' venuto direttamente
dall'Inghilterra con quest'auto. Abbiamo fatto una piacevole chiacchierata,
nel video si vede l'auto in partenza ed alcune foto, tra cui il fantastico
motore. L'auto è davvero leggerissima e di vede chiaramente il telaio
tubolare che forma la struttura dell'auto. Auto favolosa!
The story of Group B Rally cars 1983-1986
How the most insanely powerful rally cars of all time came about and were
eventually banned for being simply too dangerous to driver and spectator.
Epic to watch though. Enjoy!