If This Isn't The Holy Trinity Of Rally Stardom, We Don't Know What Is

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Porsche test driver Walter Röhrl was once named the rally driver of the millennium. Audi's Quattro invented all-wheel-drive as we know it. The Col de Turini is a famous section of the Monte Carlo Rally. And this video is fantastic.

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The footage below was shot by Autocar. Röhrl does the stage with a co-driver but apparently without pace notes, and while there's a minimum of sideways hoonage, it's hard not to be transfixed. We watch this, we grow calm. Walter, you're somethin' else.

[via Autocar]

(Hat tip to No_Context!)

DISCUSSION

Dear old Walter is a demi-god and the Quattro is everything I'd want in a car but trust me, if you're on the Col de Turini, you don't need either of them for Awesome.

I drove on that road once a few summers ago, in a rental Clio Dci (a car I loathe), and still had one of the absolute greatest driving experiences of my life.

I'd encourage all of you to come and experience it for yourselves.