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.
Sapore di Super - Lancia Thema 8.32
Conosciuta anche come Thema Ferrari, è il frutto di un ardito trapianto di
motore operato negli anni '80 prelevando l'unità motrice 8 cilindri 3000
32 valvole della Ferrari 308 e inserendola, trasversalmente, nel vano
motore dell'ammiraglia Lancia dopo averla opportunamente addolcita.
Nonostante il motore sia depotenziato, risulta fin troppo esuberante sulla
Thema, che a causa della trazione anteriore non riesce a scaricare a terra
l'abbondante cavalleria. Resta comunque un'auto che regala sensazioni
forti, grazie agli interni esclusivi e al fantastico sound che il V8 regala
a chi ha la fortuna di guidarla. La Thema Ferrari richiede una manutenzione
scrupolosa ad intervalli temporali e di chilometraggio molto ravvicinati,
è quindi destinata esclusivamente ad appassionati che pur di guidare
un'auto come questa sono disposti a riservarle tutte le cure che la
sofisticata meccanica richiede. Il fortunato possessore dello splendido
esemplare di questo servizio è Luca Antonietti. Riprese di Alessandro
Maestrini e Mauro Finauri. Cameracar driver Marco Mancini. Montaggio
Alessandro Maestrini - Sapore di Super - La webTV dedicata al mondo delle
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!
Group B Monsters Audi Quattro - Tribute with Pure Sound
The Awesome Audi Sport Quattro E2 Group B with pure original sounds
Tribute to the Audi Quattro Sport, S1 and S2. by KrisMotorSportVideos
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Group B Monsters - The Days of Madness
Group B Monsters - The Days of Madness Reloaded by amjayes. Inspired by
Mattzel´s slow-motion racing clips I decided to do a homage entirely
dedicated to the crazy days of rallying with slow-motion footage that shows
the madness and beauty of this era in depth.
0:43 -- Azure Clouds (by Audio Machine)
1:56 -- Life Chronicles (by Audio Machine)
4:01 -- Dom and Maria (also known as With Sympathy) from Gears of War 2 OST
5:40 -- Aftermath (by Clint Mansell from Smokin´ Aces)
*RALLY CHANNEL MOVED TO NEW ADDRESS http://www.youtube.com/user/amjayes2
Police Interceptors meet Subaru WRC
Five TV's Police Interceptors programme, They meet the Subaru World Rally
Team at a test stage in Wales where they get the lucky oportunity to climb
into the cockpit of Prodrive's latest WRC weapon, the Subaru Impreza WRC
S14 with former WRC star Markko Martin. ***PLEASE NOTE I HAVE RECORDED THIS
FOOTAGE HOWEVER ALL COPYRIGHTS BELONG TO THE FOOTAGE'S OWNERS/CREATORS***