Frenchman Sébastien Loeb has taken his 80th World Rally Championship victory at the Monte Carlo Rally, in a Ford Puma.
Prior to the Yaris, Toyota had entered a number of other models into the World Rally Championship, including the Celica GT-FOUR and Corolla WRC. Celica GT-FOUR models including the ST165, ST185 and ST205 were incredibly successful in the WRC, collecting 30 rally victories, four drivers’ and two manufacturers’ championship titles.
– Inspired by the i20 WRC rally car and joins the i30N and i30 Fastback N in Hyundai’s high performance line-up.
– Powered by a new generation 1.6-litre turbo GDi flat power engine with 150kW and 275Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second victory of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship, with an assertive 1-2 result in Rally Estonia, the fourth round of a revised calendar.
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a rally homologation special built to qualify for the Group A World Rally Championship. From 1992-1996, it was available as a road car and featured a Cosworth tuned engine with coach building by Karmann. It was powered by a 2.0 litre 16 valve 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Early examples were fitted with the YBT engine that featured the larger Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger and produced 169kW of power. Continue reading “Ford Escort RS Cosworth”
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”