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From the Vaults: 1984 Monte Carlo Rally

From the Vaults: 1984 Monte Carlo Rally
It might sound crazy, but there was a time when rally racing wasn’t controlled by all-wheel drive vehicles. In this video that dates back some 35 years, you’ll get to see classic Lancia 037s take on a pack of Audi AWD quattros in the WRC Monte Carlo Rally. While the Audi team ended up dominating that year, the results one year earlier were a quite different, with the RWD Lancias taking the top two positions.
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This Chevy Sonic Rally Car Rocks LS3 V8 and AWD

This Chevy Sonic Rally Car Rocks LS3 V8 and AWD
An American rally team has taken an incredibly boring Chevy Sonic and turned it into something cool. PMR Motorsports pulled the anemic 138 hp four out of the Sonic and crammed inside an LS3 V8 and gave it an all-wheel drivetrain. We don’t have much in the way of details of the build, but what we do know is that the LS3 chosen is a 6.2L
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Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car Is Ready for FIA R2 Regs

Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car Is Ready for FIA R2 Regs
M-Sport Poland has pulled the wraps off its latest rally car, the Ford Fiesta R2. The R2 in the car’s name comes from the fact that the little ride is designed to the latest FIA R2 regulations.
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Jaguar F-TYPE Droptop Rally Car Tosses Some Gravel

Jaguar F-TYPE Droptop Rally Car Tosses Some Gravel
Jaguar has taken its very sexy F-TYPE convertible, and transformed it into a fantastic looking rally racing car. The conversion involved a 1.6-inch suspension lift, 16-inch gravel tires, softer springs, and three-way dampers from Exe-TB. The car started life as a base F-TYPE with a turbo four packing 296hp. 
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Insane Rally Bentley Continental GT for Sale

Insane Rally Bentley Continental GT for Sale
One of the last cars you’d ever think about taking off-road and onto a course filled with loose dirt, mud, and rocks would be a Bentley. Sure, they make some powerful cars, but they’re way too fancy and expensive to think about risking dings, dents, and scratches.
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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Goes Drifting in the Countryside

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Goes Drifting in the Countryside
The 612 hp, V12-powered Mercedes CLK GTR AMG roadster is one of the rarest cars in the world. Just six of these amazing vehicles were ever made, and are currently valued at more than $2 million each.
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Acura to Race TLX and NSX up Pikes Peak

Acura to Race TLX and NSX up Pikes Peak
Acura has announced that it will be participating once again in this year’s Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This race is one of the most well known and longest running hill climbs in the entire world.
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WRC Considers Speed Limits After Crazy Rally Sweden Stage

WRC Considers Speed Limits After Crazy Rally Sweden Stage
A few days back, a World Rally Championship race was held in in Sweden, and during a run of the Rally Sweden Knon, stage racer Ott Tanak went so fast in his M-Sport Ford, that the second lap of the stage was scrapped.
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Hyundai’s New i20 WRC Car Is a Real Badass

Hyundai’s New i20 WRC Car Is a Real Badass
The FIA World Rally Championship will see a few changes for the 2017 season, namely the rules are loosened up a bit and as a result there will be new cars to inject a bit of new excitement into the series.
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1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale Turns up on eBay

1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale Turns up on eBay
The 1980s weren’t exactly one of the best decades for cars – especially here in America. That said, there were still a handful of pretty great cars, like this awesome Giugiaro designed 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale.
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Take a Two Minute Fiat 124 Rally Break From the Grind

Take a Two Minute Fiat 124 Rally Break From the Grind
Sitting at your desk trying to avoid work? Two-screening it in front of a boring game on TV? Maybe browsing on your phone in line at the bank? Take a quick getaway in a rally spec Fiat 124 Abarth R GT on a test run, a car that has your friends here at 95 Octane waxing poetic.
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Snowed In? Practice Your Drifting Skills!

Snowed In? Practice Your Drifting Skills!
It seems that every winter these days is the “worst winter ever” for snow or cold. But, getting snowed in doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, snow can be quite fun. Just ask Tim O’Neil of Team O’Neil Rally School.
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Subaru 360 Rally Video Lets You Peer Through the Roof

Subaru 360 Rally Video Lets You Peer Through the Roof
Subaru has published a 360° video of driver David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew as they won the 2015 Lake Superior Performance Rally. The race is part of the Rally America championship. Subaru wants people to watch the VR-ready video using its Subaru Motorsports app.
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Adventures in the Toyota RAV4

Adventures in the Toyota RAV4
Say the name “RAV4,” and most people think of a compact grocery getter for the soccer mom set. But the last several days have shown me that the Toyota RAV4 is much more. I had the opportunity to take the 2015 RAV4 on a Pacific Northwest adventure, going off-road, and even witnessing a RAV4 run a rally race. Over the years, the RAV4 has gotten a reputation as a fuel-efficient compact SUV for picking kids up at the mall.
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Subaru Rally Photos Artfully Presented

Subaru Rally Photos Artfully Presented
If rally racing were on TV here in the US more frequently, I would watch a lot more of it. The sport gives me anxiety since the cars are so close to trees and certain death if drivers make a mistake.
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