Articles tagged Austin Rover

Page 25 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 2004

This month in

1994 Juha Kankkunen (above) and Didier Auriol give Toyota a Portugal 1-2. Michael Schumacher takes Benetton to victory in Brazilian GP as Ayrton Senna spins; Eddie Irvine censured after huge shunt with Jos Verstappen, Martin Brundle and Eric Bernard. 1984 Alain Prost wins Brazilian GP (above) as leader Derek Warwick retires Renault RE50 with suspension failure. Hannu Mikkola takes Quattro to...

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Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

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Senna's dirty weekend

It was the kind of thing a team would nowadays doubtless suppress – an F1 star sneaking away to try his hand at rallying. But such things were possible in 1986, even when the driver was Ayrton Senna. He relished every secondWriter Steve Bennett Ayrton Senna – rally driver. Now there’s a cover line any magazine editor would covet. It happened too, on a blustery, grey Welsh hillside in 1986. Ayrton...

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Forza Ferrari at Geneva Show

What the Geneva Motor Show lacked in novelties was more than compensated by the debut of the Ferrari GTO, resplendent in traditional scarlet on the Ferrari importer and Pininfarina stands. Omologato, an emotive word in the Italian language, refers to the intention of Ferrari to build 200 examples — at least — and then 20 more evolution models for their customers to play with. The brochure refers...

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ARG's Rally weapon

Although Austin Rover seem to be swimming against the tide by insisting on using a normally aspirated engine in its Metro 6R4 rally car, its Longbridge-based competitions department is convinced that the quick response and wide, flat torque curve of its new three-litre V6 engine makes up for any lack of horsepower. And the deficit is a large one. The current Audi Quattro Sport has at least 500...

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Auntie's Pride

The 1991 body changes to the Rover 800 have resulted in a new version of the Vitesse that carries the most power offered by Rover in the 800 line, some 180 turbocharged bhp. The result is a 137 mph five-door of great versatility and exceptional civility, which allowed us the pleasant change of fully testing an internationally competitive British executive saloon amongst the welter of Japanese and...

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... an illusion? "As a car enthusiast I would dearly like to build the MG EX-E. As a businessman — well that could be a different matter." That was Harold Musgrove's statement at the opening of the Frankfurt Show, where Austin Rover's staff were bubbling with excitement over the company's first-ever concept car. Based on the Metro 6R4 rally car's running gear, the ugly duckling was transformed...

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MG Metro 6R4

The MG Metro 6R4 was an incredibly exciting car to drive but it really needed a longer life if we were to have got the best from it. When Group B rally cars were banned from the world stage the 6R4 just ran out of time. The early versions started life without wings and we soon found that the aerodynamics were crucial to the car's performance. Without the wings the car didn't function at all and...

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Motor Racing on Film Anyone who works in motor racing journalism becomes a little jaded from time to time. Love for the sport brings you into the game in the first place but when it becomes a job, it can become just that, a job. The great thing though is that the feeling is always transitory because there are so many enthusiasts around. You meet them among dealers, among marshals, collectors,...



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Brawn Supremacy



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