Group B Rally Cars

MG Metro 6R4

The MG Metro 6R4 was built on a production line at Longbridge and arrived too late into the Group B competition to make any real impact.  The 6R4 outlived its Group B rivals, however its best result was on its debut at the 1985 RAC Rally, where it placed third with Tony Pond.  The car had a different engine configuration to its counterparts and featured a mid-engined three litre V6 with four wheel drive.  Continue reading “Group B Rally Cars”

Group B World Rally Championship

The Group B World Rally Championship was introduced for the 1982 season and was intended to motivate major manufacturers into building cars for racing and rallying.  It led to the fastest, most outrageous and powerful rally cars ever seen which eventually led to them being banned.  The FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) established an engine capacity of 3 litres for naturally aspirated units or two litres for forced induction, including turbo charging or super charging or a combination of the two. Continue reading “Group B World Rally Championship”

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