You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot
207 WRC car. This car was built from the chassis on up, from scratch, by a 22 year old rally driver named Alex Kelsey. It weighs just 1,000 KG (2,200 lbs) and makes 450 HP to all four wheels from a Renaultsport V6 out of a Formula 2 car. Only the… »
A crowd of fans at Poland’s Rally Rzeszowski got an unpleasant surprise. Driver Łukasz Byśkiniewicz lost control of his car, plowing into a spectator area just off the course. Miraculously, no one was hit as the entire crowd hustled out of the car’s way.
Not knowing whether the man you shook hands with three hours ago broke down in-transit from stage to stage or rolled into a ditch is a frightening situation. When you’re out on a stage with no cell service and no other informative resource, all you’re left to do is guess and assume the worst. »
Speedhunters put together an absolutely awesome recap of the New England Forest Rally a few weekends ago, along with the difficulty of chasing Ken Block through the whole event. The whole thing is right here and super gorgeous. »
When the M-Sport car of Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt broke a suspension arm on the Ouninpohja stage (SS4) during Rally Finland, they whipped out one of the best LeMons-grade on-stage fixes I’ve seen in quite some time.
This guy beat out all of the more modern R5 rally cars with his older Group N Mitsubishi Evo. And the way he drives is beyond gnarly. »
This is the Subaru Impreza WRX STI NR4 and yes, it’s a fully stripped, prepped and caged rally car sold by Subaru itself. Obviously, there’s a slight catch. »
Even front-wheel drive Fiestas go sideways on dirt. Here’s what happens with AWD and a pro WRC driver. »
I guess I understand why they did it. Forbid us from finishing the rally, I mean. Our axle had fallen out, after all. »
Ken Block finished second at the New England Forest Rally this weekend, the biggest American rally of the decade. And that was after this soaring crash. »
Yeah, yeah, work, school, not tired anymore, early tee time with the ex-president of Yakestonesia, whatever. Let’s be honest: the real reason you draw breath each moment is to watch rally cars toss up huge clouds of dust and do sweet jumps.
[This isn’t CGI — this is a S12 Silvia running the grueling Safari Rally back in 1988. Photo: Nissan] »