This past weekend, Rally champ Colin McRae may have revolutionized the rallying game, unveiling his R4 racer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car, which Mcrae once said he wanted to look like the Mk2 Escort (not that the finished product reflects it), was created with help from UK firms, DJM Race Preparations and Millington Engines. It's got a 340-hp, 2.5-liter bespoke four-cylinder engine, six-speed sequential gearbox and a choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. According to Autocar, the principals expect the R4 to hit 60mph in five seconds, with subsequent models including a turbocharged mill for even more trecherous tree-dodging. Privateers should expect to shell out $240,000 this fall for the 'base' model.
Mcrae's Own Car Breaks Cover [Autocar]
Not Just a Pretty Face: Colin McRae Designs Own Rally Car [internal]