In the world of rally racing, one of the most amazing eras was in the 80s with the Group B rally class. It was the most competitive time in rally, and also the most dangerous. Group B was introduced in 1982 and it was designed to redefine the landscape of rally racing by pushing the limits of technology, speed, and performance to unprecedented levels. The cars created during this era are legendary, and they offer insane performance, even by today’s standards. Group B regulations allowed manufacturers to create highly advanced and powerful rally cars, with minimal restrictions on technology, design, and materials. This led not only to the development of some of the most technologically advanced cars but also some of the most amazing-looking cars. They cost millions back then, and manufacturers put silly money into creating competitive cars. Audi had the S1 Quattro, Ford had the RS200, Lancia had the Delta S4 and 037, and Peugeot the 205 T16 and these were the ones to beat, and the rivalry between them was as legendary as the race series itself. Many of the cars had more than 500 hp in race mode, and the competition was so fierce it was responsible for Audi’s now well-known Quattro all-wheel drive system. While the cars were the stars of the show, the series also gave birth to some of the best drivers on the planet, these drivers reached superstar level and were celebrities in their home countries. With ridiculously fast cars came an element of danger, and fatalities in a race became too common, which eventually caused the demise of Group B. Back in 1997 a documentary on Group B was released, and any true motorsport fan will have seen it, it was called Too Fast to Race.
Take a look at the YouTube video that previews the upcoming movie set in the early-to-mid 80s that shows the battle for supremacy in the best racing class ever created, Group B rally, between Audi with its iconic Sport Quattro S1 and Lancia's equally legendary 037: RACE FOR GLORY Official Trailer (2024) Audi vs Lancia | Movie Trailers Source
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