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    Lancia, damn fine looking rally car


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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    I found a red one today...vroom vroom
    The GTR looks good in red. I want a white one for myself (black > * when it's clean, but damn, I was spending so much time keeping my black car looking merely nice, let alone "clean"..).

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    I think rally cars aren't so beautiful as static art, but rather they are poetry in motion, and for me it's the sight of a flying Subaru!


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    My favorite "real" car of all time. Even owned one for a while, although it never looked this good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    I think rally cars aren't so beautiful as static art, but rather they are poetry in motion, and for me it's the sight of a flying Subaru!
    Better than pics -- here's one of the coolest rally videos I've seen yet:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=nYhiJeRPgdw

    I don't know the driver's name at the very beginning, but he tells about doing some testing on a gravel road that was the same length as a F1 course, and they were getting times on their gravel course that were just four seconds slower than the F1 cars were on theirs.

    Brutally, beautifully pure function. God, those Group B cars were fast..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Better than pics -- here's one of the coolest rally videos I've seen yet:
    Yeah, and it shows that rally fans are more insane than the drivers!

    This is my favorite rally video, it was really well edited:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=140o047i76s

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    Yeah, and it shows that rally fans are more insane than the drivers!
    I forgot who said it. "The people become bushes. If you think of them as people you can't drive."

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    Group B makes every other form of racing pale in comparison. Nothing like having the power to weight ratio of a F1 car and racing it on streets like that.

    On a side note, I got to mess around with a Ford RS200

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    +1 Billion.

    I'll take number 20 though. or maybe the red number 23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    On a side note, I got to mess around with a Ford RS200
    Oh gawd, you really do need to find a woman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    That was a funny parody.

    6000 SUX. SUX = sucks? I think they did that intentionally. The funny thing is, Pontiac has a model called the 6000 around that period. And it too sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    Oh gawd, you really do need to find a woman!

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    Not when it was this car. The only RS200 IMSA GTO made. 800 hp...1650 pounds. oh god, what a car. It was so fast, it had to race in the V8 class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Not when it was this car. The only RS200 IMSA GTO made. 800 hp...1650 pounds. oh god, what a car. It was so fast, it had to race in the V8 class.

    how different is that from the base model?
    Some of the short comings of the RS200, that I can recall, was twitchy handling from shorter wheelbase, poor brakes and primitive torque split.
    Just wondering how well that handles on tarmac.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Porsche 959, and that should just about do it for attractive rally cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    Yeah, and it shows that rally fans are more insane than the drivers!
    I was reading about Group B, and one of the things that led to its demise was an incident where a driver came up over a hill to find the road crowed with spectators. He couldn't stop in time, and plowed into them, injuring 30-something people and killing three.

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Nothing like having the power to weight ratio of a F1 car and racing it on streets like that.
    Calling some of those paths "streets" is being awfully generous. Four lanes of skill on a half-lane dirt road.

    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Porsche 959, and that should just about do it for attractive rally cars.
    Lordy. I'd read that the 959 was intended for Group B, but really couldn't picture it. That helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanfleisig View Post
    My favorite "real" car of all time. Even owned one for a while, although it never looked this good.

    My wife's was black, but that color is really nice.
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    My vote:


    The Ferrari F430 Scuderia
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I was reading about Group B, and one of the things that led to its demise was an incident where a driver came up over a hill to find the road crowed with spectators. He couldn't stop in time, and plowed into them, injuring 30-something people and killing three.

    Calling some of those paths "streets" is being awfully generous. Four lanes of skill on a half-lane dirt road.

    Lordy. I'd read that the 959 was intended for Group B, but really couldn't picture it. That helps.
    Yeah, the end was being dictated with all the casualties. Several drivers died in the final year in gruesome fiery crashes. The 959 wasn't quite ready by the time the series was killed. Neither was the F40, which came from the 288GTO Evo. Personally, I'd like to have a Lancia 037:



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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Lancia, damn fine looking rally car
    and a winning history to match. It puts Fiat's 131 Abarth to shame. Truly a design ahead of it's time.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lecterman View Post
    My vote:

    ...The Ferrari F430 Scuderia
    Reminded me of this clean looking Ferrari I saw a few weeks ago...



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    I went to lunch with a business associate today, and saw one of these in the restaurant lot. I'd never seen one before, and did a double-take. It was one of the most beautiful cars I'd ever seen in person.

    A Bentley Continental convertible, light metallic blue with a cream leather interior and birds-eye maple accents. It was stunning. Better bring your checkbook, though.... close to $200,000 a copy.





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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    Ah, you might have enjoyed the El Camino I used to own:



    Although I'm no longer interested in cars, if I were extremely wealthy I might have to buy one of these:



    Or this:


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    The Deusenbergs posted above reminded me of something. I don't know if it's been posted in this thread, but if not, it needsta.



    Auburn 851.

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