MG Metro 6R4 gallery

Racing History

In the third instalment of our five-part Group B picture special attention turns to the MG Metro 6R4. 

A few weeks ago Richard Heseltine and photographer Lyndon McNeill travelled to Madrid, Spain to look at Teo Martin’s collection of cars. The 1980s Spanish hillclimb champion’s collection, which is housed in a spotless workshop, includes 80 vehicles ranging from the rally cars to circuit and touring racers. Of particular interest were the Group B machines: an Audi S1, a Lancia Delta S4, the MG you see here, a Ford RS200 and a Peugeot 205 T16.

There’s a full Group B celebration in next month’s magazine in honour of the 30th anniversary of the era’s demise.

MG Metro 6R4

Engine: rear- to mid-mounted 2991cc DOHC V6
Power: 410bhp
Result of note for the 6R4: David Llewellin winning the 1986 Circuit of Ireland in an R-E-D 6R4 

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