it’s been a long time since i posted a photo of a Fulvia. oh…..and being driven like a man!
I cannot wait to see Lotus entering this into the 2012 FIA WRC GT class, and although Lotus still hasn’t officially begun its season with this rally version of the Exige, they claim it will enter in competition for this 2012 season at some point.
Claudio Berro, Group Lotus’ Director of Motorsport, said: “When you consider that we’ve only began working on this car in July, I think what we’ve achieved in that time has been incredible. For me the Exige S makes the perfect GT rally car, it has an awesome 3.5-litre, supercharged engine, and we’ve managed to balance the weight perfectly to meet the minimum weight regulations.
365hp, to be exact! Wicked.
I know I post a lot of Group B stuff…..but honestly it NEVER gets old…..i think as time goes by, that era of Group B rally will be looked back upon even more fondly than it already is—–as an era of classic rally cars which were overpowered and supercool. This video, in addition to Group B cars, also shows other rally cars which post-dated Group B rally.
This video by Tadej P is filmed beautifully in San Marino. Yes there is some music in there, however it isn’t too intrusive and serves more as background. It’s nice to see some Group B cars in action—-in a video which doesn’t look like it was ripped using a 25 year-old VHS cassette!
also check out Tadej’s super photography on Racemedia
Here’s something I didn’t know about—-in 1970, the BMW Werks team developed a weird concoction of part BMW 2002 and part E9 coupe and came up with the 3002. The car raced in one race, the 1970 Tour De Corse—-and the car still exists, although it’s in pretty ratty shape somewhere in California, according to someone who has seen it there.
Around 270hp with a 6 cylinder and weighing around 950 kg—–the car was surely a bit of an animal for the time.
ORIGINAL PICS from 1970:
In it’s most RECENT condition…but still alive!
Yes it’s an advertisement, but it doesn’t make it any less cool.
an Alpine Renault A310 1800, to be specific, soldiering through the twisties! lovely!
What an amazing sound…..i’ve still heard nothing that compares. That popping is just pure EVIL.
Fourtitude has posted some absolutely STELLAR photos of the absolutely legendary Audi Sport quattro and the new heir to the throne and future classic Audi TT-RS. Obviously, being the Audiphile that I am—i was overcome with excitement frantically downloading every glorious photo I could. Here are some of my favourites. Follow the link here to see the whole huge gallery of Audi porn.
It is a great article as well, with a link to the gallery of 100+ photos at the bottom right hand side of the page: