While We Are On The Group “B” Rally Subject

More Group B Fun

More Group B Fun

While I am obsessing about the Audi Coupe, here’s a good article in Hemmings Motor News on the Cars of the Group B Rally series in the late 80′s. The RS200 Ford is my all time favorite and one of these days I will own one.

You can’t really look back at the Class of 1986 without taking a look at the Group B homologation specials that reached their zenith that year, the last for the highly advanced, extremely powerful and now legendary rally cars.

The original intention of the FIA-sanctioned Group B rally and sports car racing category, accepted for the 1983 rally season, was to replace Group 4′s homologation regulation of 400 units with half that number to encourage more manufacturers to join the fracas. With a need to produce just 200 cars, the acceptance of all-wheel drive, exotic materials and very low minimum weight restrictions, manufacturers pulled out all the stops and created street-going race cars, like the outrageous, flared-fender MG Metro 6R4… read more at Hemmings.

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  1. Paul Brown said,

    December 5, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    There’s an RS200 that was just listed on eBay.
    Bring your checkbook.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260908404349+&viewitem=#ht_521wt_1167

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