Excess in the '80s

The 1980s will go down in motor sport history as the most power-crazed decade of all time. For that reason it holds a special place in the hearts of many fans who revere its 1000bhp+ F1 qualifying grenades, outrageous bikes or featherweight rally cars with simultaneous supercharging and turbocharging. But the party couldn’t go on for ever. Our writers celebrate 10 years of glorious excess and ask whether we are still paying the price.