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Mk2 rally car...

Post by mark1gls » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:06 am

Searching for something else and came across this...

That's some beast....

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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by Jack92 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:53 am

Wow.. that’s impressive... but all I can see is £ signs lol


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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by BlackGTX » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:49 pm

Really indepth specs too. Knows his stuff, bet its great fun to drive



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Post by accyimp » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:04 pm

Very interesting!



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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by mr.brown » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm

Awesome work on that car.

However, it does beg the question - when does a Scirocco stop being a Scirocco? To me, that's a Scirocco-shaped kit car.



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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by mark1gls » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:24 pm

That’s true, it’s a cage with an engine, running gear etc and a Scirocco body popped on the top.

It’s the same for most rally cars now a days, they look similar to any road going car but underneath the skin they are a completely diffrent animal. :-D


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Post by the edmundator » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:13 pm

mr.brown wrote:To me, that's a Scirocco-shaped kit car.
Silhouette, I think, is the word. There was a saloon car championship that raced at a lot of the meets we used to go to with the 2cv Racing series back in the early 2000s. It was regularly won by a Skoda 110R... beating V8 Rover SD1s and various other apparently more powerful machines. Not much of it was actually a Skoda any more.


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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by Jack92 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:53 am

Yeah that is a very good point, but they did choose the correct body all the same hha


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Post by moser » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 am

I would have liked to see it mid engine rear drive. Group B had some monsters that weren’t 4wd.


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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by Jack92 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:23 pm

moser wrote:I would have liked to see it mid engine rear drive. Group B had some monsters that weren’t 4wd.
They did indeed the Lancia, Quattro head to head was and still is one of the best things that happened in motorsport


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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by farfoulin » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:49 pm

Very interesting stuff, OP. Reading the full article debunks a few comments made on here though!
Jack92 wrote:...but all I can see is £ signs lol
Not that much it seems. Builder states $9,000 CAD which equals to about £5,000, including the price of the car.
mr.brown wrote:However, it does beg the question - when does a Scirocco stop being a Scirocco? To me, that's a Scirocco-shaped kit car.
The builder never claims it as a rocco. It's not even in the title of the article! He says somewhere that the goal was not to build a Group B Scirocco but rather use one as a base for his vision of a rally car. I recall he mentions the silhouette procedure quite clearly.
Jack92 wrote:Yeah that is a very good point, but they did choose the correct body all the same hha
It's his car, his prerogative. The article explains his difficult choices as he didn't have a blank sheet nor an unlimited budget to work with.
moser wrote:I would have liked to see it mid engine rear drive. Group B had some monsters that weren’t 4wd.
Considering the article states attempting to beat a record made on snow, isn't 4wd logical? It's a more versatile rally car that way. The site about Group B is impressive, too. The guy has obviously extensive knowledge about the topic, I bet more than anyone of us, especially to build a fully space-framed rally car from the ground up!

Ultimately, people always seem to mix personal feelings towards the projects of others. I don't quite get this. One builds a car such as this for oneself, clearly!

It's all good though. Opinions are one's entitlement.



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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by BlackGTX » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:25 pm

farfoulin wrote:Opinions are one's entitlement.
Hold on son this is the internet, you'r only entitled to other peoples opinions



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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by MRMENDER » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:18 pm

It would be a lot more expensive to get it anywhere near road legal, over here ;-)



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Re: Mk2 rally car...

Post by BlackGTX » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:11 am

MRMENDER wrote:It would be a lot more expensive to get it anywhere near road legal, over here ;-)
They'd keep requesting changes untill its a 1l corsa