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imho...this thing sucks XD
1 week, 4 days ago on FIGHTER JET FOR THE GROUND: THE LAMBORGHINI EGOISTA
Good morning Guys from Italy, please enjoy this vid and listen to one of the best rallye cars of the 80's. It's take by a guy who lives in one of the best places for italian (and ex wrc) rallyes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLDkN26kYCI byeee!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: LANCIA LEGENDS HIT PRAGUE
Great post Sean! even if i live far away from USA i love this kind of race!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on JOY OF MACHINE: NASCAR, WHERE RUBBIN'S RACIN'
so simply and beautiful at the same time, i love the evos and from III to VI are my best favourites
2 months, 1 week ago on MODERN CLASSIC: GARAGE G-FORCE EVO III
@GregSampson @AlessandroLwSgreccia ahah man you have a great memory here you are the answer. i found this ;) www.rallyedefrance.com/palmares honestly i didn't remember the past victories but for sure i can say two things, Delecour was only an official peugeot driver in fact he drove the 306 maxi but Bugalsky (RIP) was the official Citroen driver. He drove the Xara maxi kit and i found that he won in 1999 the Tour de Corse and Rally RACC (Catalunya). All tarmac rallyes ;) Panizzi and Delecour drove the 306 maxi.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on SO FWD IS BORING, HUH?
@PaddyMcGrath well i'm sure that the kits have other things omologated for the engine like pistons, conrods, 4 throttle bodies for example. It's a big difference because for a group A you can take the stock engine and if you don't have enough money you can prepare conrods, pistons, cranckshaft from the original pieces by your own. The concept of the kit car is precisely in the kit wich is sold and built by the manifacturer. But the difference is bigger from a gr.A
@PaddyMcGrath ahah good question! well honestly i don't know. We should read the old rally entry list. But i believe that in the world rally races we will find those cars in the Kit class and in the local races we could find this sort of contraddiction.
Generally, when the official teams bring some evolution, the car should remain in the same class...well unless the evolution has been created to make this car pass a further class, but i don't know if this is the case of the kit cars. We should also consider that the kit cars in the omologation documents are an extention of the group A cars with some "special" (and really expensive) parts.
Probably also this aspect plays a role in the confusion of the rally event organizers.
The kit cars are my favourite rally cars, i mean i love turbos but the sensations that gives you the scream of those engines coming from the valley is something special for me :D
can i make a small specification? The kit cars are not really A7 (or A7k) group cars but they're used to be in K11 class because there were some differences from the A7s (2000cc); i know that in some rally races the organizers put those cars in the A7 or A7k class but it's not correct.
One of the most important differences is the power of the engine, generally the A7s reach 220-230 hp (officially XD) instead the K11s can reach also 270-300 hp ; maybe the clio maxi has not all that power but for sure the peugeot 306 maxi evo2 and the renault megane maxi have power around the 300 hp. Another difference is the displacement of the engine (2000cc for the A7s and from 2200cc to 2500cc for the kits).
Considering this, the kit cars in a tarmac special stage can be fast as the old A8 cars or old wrc (in the right hands obviously ^^).
You can imagine this absurd situation (in the past years, especially in Italy my country) with some drivers in "normal" A7 cars and others driving a K11 in the same class!
Anyway i'm just a rally enthusiast =) I love your blog guys! And when you post this kind of things i love you even more!
i chose Adkins coz he spotted a car that you can't stop dreamin' about...it's true, i love that car in that pose with that colour in that place
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 2012 SPEEDHUNTERS AWARDS: #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER
great post Mr.Dino ;) yeah it sounds me really strange not to see any turbo civic around the strip considering what kind of beast we can find in USA at 9 sec and less
6 months, 2 weeks ago on JDDA IN HI-LAND: JDM DRAG AT ITS BEST
7 months, 3 weeks ago on POLL: THE CARS OF SEPTEMBER
the large cut out at the rear end it's like more for avoiding a sort of "sailing effect" of the rear bumper...
that exige version makes me too excited XD
8 months ago on A SELECTION OF SPEED FROM SNETTERTON
well i must admit that its design is definitely less common than a 12c and at the first time i saw this photo i thought "the F1 successor!!!" but i don't want to be so enthusiastic at the moment and i want to see the final work ;)
however i give a look also at the other points of view and i like it a lot except for the back....it reminds me those mazda prototype XD...mmm..the Furai oh jeez...in these month i start to appreciate the huayra's back, quite gorgeous for a MR layout car. You know what those old latins said thousand years ago "de gustibus non disputandum est". Anyway i hope that McLaren takes the P1 at the same place (or better) of the F1, because the 12c is not minimally comparable with it in my humble opinion.
8 months ago on POLL: MCLAREN P1 FIRST IMPRESSIONS
i really appreciate this article, it reachs the deepest part of my heart thanks =)
1 year ago on CAR FEATURE>><br/>THE LADY IN RED
For sure it's not easy to say that new supercars haven't soul or something like that, but in my opinion it's true when you talking about the new compact sportcars like abarth, corsa opc etc. i'm still dreaming the impreza wrx ('90s of course huhu!) ^^ bye!
1 year ago on DREAM DRIVE>> <br /> THE ART AND SOUL OF THE MCLAREN MP4-12C