Homologated rally specials: When crazy ruled the streets

Johan
By Johan Dillen
Mar 13, 2023 | Audi, Lancia, Peugeot, Renault | Posted in Features | From the Aug. 2017 issue | Never miss an article

Photography by Dirk de Jager

[Editor's Note: We originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Grassroots Motorsports.]

Pinch us. Tell us that this is only a dream: Our convoy consists not only of the Audi Sport quattro but a Renault 5 Turbo, a Peugeot 205 T16 and a Lancia Delta S4 Stradale as well. Dream or not, we are definitely taking a trip through time with four …

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fidelity101
fidelity101 SuperDork
10/5/17 12:46 p.m.

I need a towel...

SaltyDog
SaltyDog Reader
10/5/17 1:21 p.m.

I was expecting Mopar content......sad

Trackmouse
Trackmouse SuperDork
10/5/17 1:52 p.m.
SaltyDog said:

I was expecting Mopar content......sad

And they delivered so much more!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/17 4:02 p.m.

Where is the video?  I need to hear them.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/17 7:21 p.m.

yes, if you talk about Group B, all you hear are the Audi fanboys screaming "Quattro!". While the Lancia was the last and biggest hurrah of the class.  I would still love to import a Lancia Delta Integrale, just so I could sit behind the wheel and think of those heady gasoline fueled daze

JFX001
JFX001 UberDork
10/5/17 8:28 p.m.

I need more RS200.

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
10/5/17 9:43 p.m.

Why is this here as well as the Classic motorsports forum?

SkinnyG
SkinnyG SuperDork
10/5/17 10:08 p.m.

Not the Anthrax I was expecting....

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
10/6/17 8:38 a.m.
759NRNG said:

Why is this here as well as the Classic motorsports forum?

That's weird. I don't see it on the Classic forum.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/6/17 9:37 a.m.
SkinnyG said:

Not the Anthrax I was expecting....

Good album. 

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
10/6/17 10:27 a.m.
Ed Higginbotham said:
759NRNG said:

Why is this here as well as the Classic motorsports forum?

That's weird. I don't see it on the Classic forum.

'who here also likes killer B's'.....was the other tag line and my bad it was started here not classic wink

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Digital Editor
10/15/19 8:25 a.m.

Slightly updated. Surprised by the lack of Queen references, because these cars are dynamite with a laser beam. 

And as luck would have it, we recently featured a Renault R5 Turbo II over on the Classic Motorsport forum. 

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
10/15/19 11:04 a.m.

It's really surprising to see that the R5 Turbo was roughly as fast as my modified Datsun 1200. Yes, I'm fully aware that comparing a modified This to a stock That is meaningless, but I always had visions of the R5 as being breathtakingly faster. Never meet your heroes (though Peter Egan was a big exception to that :) 

miatafan
miatafan GRM+ Memberand New Reader
12/31/19 2:52 p.m.
pinchvalve said:

Where is the video?  I need to hear them.

Linky

Aaron_King
Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/30/20 2:33 p.m.

Lottery cars for sure.

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