The Story of Lancia S4 Delta – the first of the World Rally Championships

Lancia S4 Delta

Although it won the first of the World Rally Championships it was designed to dominate – November 1985’s RAC Rally-the Lancia S4 Delta might well go down in company history as a comparative failure. This exotic machine, created around the framework of a production Delta hatchback, is one of the few recent Lancia-Abarth rally challengers …

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The Story of The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 And Track Test

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 has been winning rallies for the past 12 months. Although its first two events in 1984 Corsica and Acropolis yielded little save to boost Peugeot Talbot Sport’s confidence, the l000 Lakes Rally in August provided that all-important first win. Suddenly, the face of world Championship rallying had been changed, and …

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Fiat Punto Super 1600 Kit Car – the First Small Kit Cars of Fiat

Fiat Punto Super 1600 Kit Car

Fiat Punto Super 1600 Kit Car Why is the Fiat Group, World Championship and rally wins record holder, now building small Kit Cars? Pitting the new Punto Kit Car against Peugeot’s 1999 British Super 1600 Champion Andy Dawson delves deep, discovering exemplary engineering detail… and the answer to the question The last time I went …

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FIA Banned Illegal Turbo’s in 1995 World Rally Championship

FIA Banned Illegal Turbo

Toyota Team Europe has been banned from competition for the next 12months, and the points already gained in the 1995 World Rally Championship have been taken away by the FIA. “It’s the most ingenious thing I have seen in 30 years of motorsport,” admitted FIA President Max Mosley after an extraordinary meeting of the FIA’s …

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VW Motorspor First Entered VW Golf turbodiesel Rally Car in the Mobil 1 British Rally Championship in 1999

VW Motorspor

VW’s amazing Golf TDi took the ’99 British Rally Championship by storm, but what’s it really like to drive? CCC’s Simon McBeath waits for the glow plug to go out and takes a ride What do you get if you cross a Formula 2 rally Kit Car with a London taxi? You get a car …

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Toyota ST205 Rally Car Unveiled in 1995

Toyota ST205 Rally Car

Toyota has unveiled its ST205 rally car, the latest-generation Celica designed with this year’s WRC events in mind. Martin Holmes takes a closer look. Toyota’s latest Celica is due to appear on the 1000 LakesRally this August with a new-shape body and five special characteristics: better aerodynamics, improved front suspension, 16 in wheels as standard …

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