Wich's the best RWD WRC of the history?

Discussion in '1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC Rallye' started by Homero, Aug 9, 2002.

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  2. What is the best RWD WRC of the history?

    The Mercedes or...

    1) 1980 Lancia Rally 037
    2) 1974 Lancia Stratos
    3) 1982 Toyota Celica Twin Cam
    4) 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
     
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    GT70.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    You mean this Ford GT70...

    Ok, good point (but poor results in competition).

     
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    1st Lancia Stratos
    Also in the 70's the Porsche 911
    and Ford RS1800 were both successful rwd
    rally cars.
     
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    Also in the 70's the Porsche 911
    and Ford RS1800 were both successful rwd
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    It's true. Here they are...
     
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    ...and don't forget the Ferrari 308 Gr.4 !!!
     
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    Another one. In 1980, Hannu Mikkola was World Rally Champion with the Fiat 131 Abarth.
     
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    Who don't remember the Opel Manta 400?
     
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    This beuty is the BMW M1.

    Only raced in the early 80's in the French rallys (only tarmac roads) with Bernard Beguin at the wheel.

     
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    Here is a Triumph TR7 V8 and a Rover SD1. Only raced in British rallies.
     
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    Here is a color picture of the Mercedes. Hey, SC.net boys!! Isn't better this picture than the one you post it?
     
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    This is a color picture of the Mercedes.

    Hey, SC.net boys!!!

    Isn't it better than the one you posted?
     
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    1st. Lancia Stratos
    2nd. Porsche 911
     
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    Sorry, and the Alpine A110 too...

     
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    DEFINATELY THE STRATOS!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I like the Lancia 037 Rally, the BMW M1, the Ferrari 308 Gr.4, the Alpine A110, the Porsche 911....

    ...but I have to confess, the Lancia Stratos is the best...

    ...for beuty and results !!!

    "Nice cars... those who win races" (Juan Manuel Fangio)

     
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    Which were the last RWD in win a WRC race?

    Answer: BMW M3 and Ford Sierra RS Cosworth in last '80s.

    (both in Corsica Rally, because it's a complete tarmac race)
     
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    Ooops! The Peugeot 504 Coupe Pininfarina too !!
     
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    Ooops! I forgot! The Peugeot 504 Coupe Pininfarina was another succefull rally car of the '70s !!!
     
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    This is a rare RWD WRC, the Nissan 240 RS.

    It never won a race, but in early '80s got some good results in African rallys, Argentina and New Zeland.
     
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    Another good color picture of the Mercedes...

    SC.net !!!

    Why to post a black and white picture of a 1978 car???
     
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    Another good color picture of the Mercedes...

    SC.net !!!

    Why to post a black and white picture of a 1978 car???
     
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    Depends on what your criteria is really. But if you're talking solely in terms of results then it's (just) the Fiat Abarth 131.

    The 131 won more events than any other RWD WR car (18. The next best for any other RWD WR car is 17).

    The 131 won 3 WRC Manufacturer's titles (the Stratos is the only other RWD WR car to win that many).

    The 131 also won 1 WRC Drivers title plus the FIA Cup for Drivers in '78 (the Escort RS is the only RWD WR Car to win 2 WRC Drivers titles. The Stratos won the '77 FIA Cup for Drivers and Markku Alen, who won the cup in '78, did actually drive a Stratos in one round of the WRC in '78).

    The Stratos and Escort RS were also very successful, as I've pointed out, and the Renault Alpine A110 was too, if you include it's acievments in the International Makes' Championship. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     

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