Well here’s something i’ve never seen! A luxurious, heavy, Hermes shopping bag-filled, leather wrapped interiorBentley Continental GT being given a rally stage work out by ex-Mini driver Kris Meeke! Fantastic!
Apparently this is being filmed for a future episode of Top Gear featuring James May. Why does this not surprise me?
This has to be one of THE best openings to any video i’ve seen in a long time….cryptic night time scenes with slowly evolving funkified 1970s psychedelic music makes for video perfection! What a year for great cars in rallying as well! That Fulvia is off-the-hook cool.
What an amazing 25 minute documentary this is! Enjoy
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.
what an amazing photo, documenting the insanity of those 80s WRC Group B events; where people were literally inches and feet away from the most amazing rally cars driving full-on through the crowds. Everyone was brave; the drivers and the fans. This is from the 1984 Portugal Rally.
Apparently, Ford had decided to fight back against the successes of rally cars in the late 60s and early 70s like the Porsche 911s and the Alpine A110 with their own small purpose-built rally car named the Ford GT70.
‘The GT70’s creation had been triggered by our poor performance on the 1970 Monte Carlo Rally,’ Ford Competitions manager Stuart Turner says. ‘The Escort Twin-Cams, driven by Clark, Timo Makinen and Hannu Mikkola, at best finished fifth and seventh, and had been left behind by the winning Porsche 911S and Alpine-Renault A110.’”
Thanks to Jalopnik for turning attention this burning issue!
I believe the ‘yellow’ livery is in its current state; previously, the lone prototype was in silver finish:
This video, for me, is essentially an audio battle of the Lancia 037 and the Audi quattro. The 5 cylinder glory of the Audi and the screaming italian Lancia………the popping of the 5 cylinder clinches it for me.
What a fantastic set of pictures….here are just 4 of them. Click on the link to read the full article, and to see the full set of 40+ photos! beautiful photos of 2 stunning cars separated by a good 30 years.