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World Rally Cars - WRC

The principal category in the WRC and driven by the sport’s superstars such as Sébastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville and Mikko Hirvonen.

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Look out for - Ford Fiesta RS WRC, Citroen DS3, Volkswagen Polo R, Hyundai i20, Mini John Cooper Works

Getting technical –

  • Open to cars complying with the new class RC1 technical regulations.
  • 1.6-litre, fuel injection, turbocharged, four cylinder engines fitted with a 33mm air intake restrictor.
  • Power output restricted to about 300bhp.
  • Cylinder block and head based on those in the standard road car.
  • Modifications allowed to crankshafts, con rods, pistons, cylinder linings, valves and camshafts.
  • Permanent four-wheel drive transmission and sequential gearboxes.
  • Mechanical front and rear differentials.
  • 0-100kph in less than 4sec.
  • Top speed exceeding 200kph.
  • 7 x 15inch wheels for gravel, 8 x 18inch wheels for asphalt.
  • 300mm brakes for gravel, 355mm brakes for asphalt.

15 Jan 2014

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