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Group-B Rally Cars: Age of the Outlaws 1982-1986

Posted in Audi, Citroen, Ford, General, Off-Roading, Racing, Rally, Renault, Track Events, Videos by MrAngry | June 2nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Group B Rally Cars

As I sat on my couch the other day filling my head with boob-tube nourishment I came upon a channel that was showcasing rally cars of the past, specifically the Group-B rally cars that were produced from 1982-1986. These cars were some of the fastest and most powerful rally cars ever created and because of this (and a few deaths) there were outlawed after only four years. Formed in 1982 Group-B cars had very few restrictions placed on them and were in a sense, a designers wet dream. They could be as light and as fast as you could make them and with no restriction on horsepower levels these cars would push the boundaries of both man and machine. Below is a video showcase of what most consider to be the top 10 Group-B rally cars ever produced.

1. Audi Sport Quattro

4WD / 500 + HP / 0-60 in 3.1 sec. / Weight: 2,403 lbs.

2. Lancia 037

RWD / 325 HP / 0-60 in 4.0 sec. / Weight: 2116 lbs.

3. Renault R5 Turbo

RWD / 360 HP / 0-60: NA / Weight: 2160 lbs.

4. Peugeot 205 T16

4WD / 450 HP / 0-60: 4.5 sec. / Weight: 2006 lbs.

5. Toyota Celica Group-B

RWD / 370 HP / 0-60: NA / Weight: 2425 lbs.

6. Austin Rover Metro 6R4

4WD / 410 HP / 0-60: 3.2 sec. / Weight: 2266 lbs.

7. Ford RS200

4WD / 550 HP / 0-60: 3.07 sec. / Weight: 2601 lbs.

8. Lancia Delta S4

AWD / 480 HP / 0-60: NA / Weight: 2138 lbs.

9. Citroen BX 4TC

4WD / 380 HP / 0-60: 5.5 sec. / Weight: 2821 lbs.

10. Opel Manta 400

RWD / 340 HP / 0-60: 5.0 sec. / Weight: 2112 lbs.

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