Like Group B rally cars? Want to own your own street version of a 1986 Ford RS 200? Asking either of those questions is like asking if ice cream is still delicious post-Y2K. Of course it is! For those of you that are not familiar with this little turbocharged rascal; what we have here today is not your average 1986 Ford. It’s an RS 200 that was originally intended for Group B rally racing, which is a disturbingly awesome piece of racing history. Watch this video to get an idea of what the RS 200 is all about.
Now, as I said, this particular car is the “street” version with probably 250 horsepower and just over 1000 miles on it. Yes, 1000. It’s apparently a 1 owner car that is located in Florida, and can be yours for simply $129,000. I can’t say whether that is a crazy-go-nuts price or not, because these things don’t come up for sale very often. When they do, they don’t have 1000 miles on them. What do you think, are you ready to give up the cash?
The Lancia Delta S4 has been invading my brain for a few days now, and I just can’t seem to shake it off. If you aren’t familiar with it, I’m not that surprised because it was part of Group B Rally Racing back in 1985 and 1986. Then it sort of fell off the planet. Between 1982 and 1986, Group B rally racing was “open minded” when it came to the race cars, so some of them were horrifyingly, stupid, silly fast. In fact, they were so dangerous that Group B was ended by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) at the end of 1986. Many people blame the rally spectators for this FIA decision because sometimes they stood in front of oncoming race cars, and got hit…..duh… I’m not here to place blame though, I just want to share the greatness that is the S4.
The Lancia Delta S4 was loosely based on the Lancia Delta. In reality, they shared almost nothing, except for the general shape of the body. The Delta S4’s body was built from carbon fiber, it had long arm race suspension, all wheel drive, and of course a twin charged mid mounted engine. Officially it made 480 horsepower, but off the record, it was rumored to be closer to 600. That is ludicrous power from a little 1759cc engine (That translates to about a 1.8 Liter or 107 cubic inch), not too shabby. Continue reading Video: The Lancia Delta S4 Goes 0-62 in 2.3 Seconds….on Dirt.