Showing posts in the category of WRC

When In Doubt, Flat Out! Rally Driver Races Snow Stage At 100+ MPH [w/Video]


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You have to be a certain type of crazy to thread a missile through a snowy rally stage between jagged rocks and massive trees. 30-year-old Norwegian rally driver Anders Grøndal is that kind of crazy.

Toyota Announces WRC Return in 2017 with the Yaris, Akio Toyoda Test Drives it [w/Video]


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Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has announced its return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 with the Yaris WRC, a car developed and built entirely at its technical center in Cologne, Germany.

Oh Mio Dio! Brand New 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Martini Edition Up for Sale


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Last week, we were eyeing a 1989 Delta HF Integrale in Florida (it's still for sale), but this special edition version of Lancia's WRC icon takes the cake.

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car Has 238HP, Costs €84,000 or about $94,000


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Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has finalized development of the GT86 CS-R3 rally car and has revealed full details of the rear-wheel-drive racer which will debut this year.

VW Reveals Second-Generation Polo R WRC


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Having dominated the World Rally Championship in the past two years with the Polo R WRC, clinching both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles, VW unveiled its second generation a week before the season opener.

Chris Harris Drives 911 RGT Rallying Car, Says it’s More Fun Than Hypercars


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Major manufacturers, such as VW, Ford, Hyundai and Peugeot compete in the World Rally Championship with racing versions of the superminis, namely the Polo, Fiesta, i20 and 208 respectively.

2014 Audi S1 Rallycross Vs. 1985 S1 Quattro with Rally Legend Walter Rohrl


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We can only think of three things that have somehow managed to remain relevant and awesome after 30 long years: rock 'n' roll, rally legend Walter Rohrl, and Audi in motorsport.

An awesome new video celebrating at least two of the three features Rohrl behind the wheel of rally driver Mattias Ekstrom's new Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro rallycross monster.

Snow Rally Stage Ends Surprisingly Bad…


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Whoever set up this night rally stage should be fired because the blood is definitely on the organizers’ flag on this one. The video posted below is pretty self-explanatory, as the driver of the rally car with the dash-mounted cam speeds through the snowy stage only to bump into a car driving the other way for no apparent reason…

Hyundai Tests Improved i20 WRC for 2015 Season in Monte Carlo and Sweden


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Just three weeks after the 2014 World Rally Championship finale in the Wales Rally, Hyundai Motorsport is already testing its i20 racer in preparation for its second season in the WRC.

Hyundai Rumored to Launch i20 N and New i20 WRC on December 10


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We know that Hyundai is preparing to launch a performance version of the i20 that will carry the N moniker, and according to recent reports that could happen as early as tomorrow.

That Was Close: Valentino Rossi’s Incredible Overtake at the Monza Rally Show


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You might have heard of him: a young Italian motorcycle racer who already has six MotoGP World Championships under his belt and ranks as the most successful rider in the 500cc/MotoGP class, with 82 victories.

Sebastien Loeb to Race Citroen DS3 WRC at Monte-Carlo Supporting Launch of DS Brand


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Citroen announced that the most successful driver in the history of the World Rally Championship is making a comeback to the 2015 calendar’s season opener to help launch its DS brand.

Skoda Reveals Fabia R5 Rally Car in Germany


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Skoda chose the Essen motor show, in Germany, to unveil the concept for its Fabia R5 rally car. The Czech automaker is trying to put an emphasis on stirring up emotions among drivers, and the R5 is an integral part of that strategy.

This Made-Up Ford WRC Rally Car is Awsome


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The current Ford WRC car is a Fiesta; that’s pretty cool, but this made up mid-engined idea is even better. It’s the work of designer Ken Nagasaka who thought the Blue Oval could go further with its rally implication and create a bespoke model along these lines.

Find Out What it’s Like to Drive Citroën’s DS3 World Rally Car


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Not many people outside WRC drivers have the chance of getting behind the wheel of a 300hp World Rally Car. Autocar’s Steven Sutcliffe had this opportunity and obviously took advantage of it.

Pilot and Co-Driver Changing a Tire is what Makes Rallying so Beautiful


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There are few disciplines in which two people have to work together as closely as a rally driver and a co-driver. During a rally stage, the latter acts as the former’s eyes, but the collaboration between them goes way beyond stage recognitions and reading pace notes.

All-New Skoda Fabia R5 Training Hard for Rally Duty


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With the third-generation Skoda Fabia already unveiled, the Czech carmaker is teasing the all-wheel drive Fabia R5 rally car in a new video.

Hyundai Shows All-New i20 Racer Ready for WRC Duty


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This is the first photo of the all-new Hyundai i20 in WRC form, taken last month during the car’s first shakedown.

Toyota Yaris is No Scary Car, but WRC Variant Perception-Changing


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There really is nothing wrong with taking what is (let’s face it) one of the most boring superminis on the market, the Toyota Yaris, and turning it into a crazy WRC-ready rally machine. In fact, it’s a welcome image change for a car otherwise associated exclusively with going to the shop and almost always bought by women.

Man Mimics Engine Sounds, Impresses VW's WRC Rally Drivers


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The man you’ll see and especially hear in the following video is probably the world’s best engine sound impressionist.