Audi Quattro - Group B, the Days of Madness
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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.
The fastest girl ever - Michele Mouton
One day I saw Antti's tribute but I thought that he used very little footage so I've decided to improve his work.
Michele Mouton is the best female driver ever and one of the best rally drivers in history. She drove such monsters like killer B Audi Quattro S1 with 630HP, Peugeot 205 T16, Lancia Stratos and Fiat 131 Abarth Rally with 220HP and only rear wheel drive. Michelle had good results with all of these cars. She is the first and only woman who won WRC rally, she is also a former French and German rally champion. In 1985 Michelle estabilished Pikes Peak hillclimb race record, driving Audi Sportquattro.
Audi Sport Quattro S1 Loud Accelerations!
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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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Einmal im Jahr geht es am Pikes Peak rund. Die bewegte Geschichte des "Race to the Clouds". In den Hauptrollen: Walter Röhrl und der Audi Sport Quattro S1 beim Pikes Peak.
The King of Rallying Juha Kankkunen - with pure engine sounds
Pure engine sounds tribute to my childhood hero and 4-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen - The King of Rallying. Juha took part in WRC events in four decades, winning in 2WD, 4WD, Group B, Group A and WRC with various manufacturers.
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