GROUP B RALLY CARS

Here you can find info on each of the amazing Group B rally cars (homologation color-coding details at the bottom of the page*). NOTE: Is the Group B car that you are searching for not listed on this page? Then it may actually be a PROTOTYPE, a POST-BAN EVOLUTION, or maybe even a GROUP S PROTOTYPE (click to access these sections).

  • CLASS B-12

eifel-2012-006L Audi_quattro_A2

Audi-Sport-Quattro-S11 Audi_Sport_quattro_S1

eiffelrally_2012 Citroën_BX_4TC

5906018978 Ford_RS200

lancia Lancia_Rallye_037

lancia-delta-s4-r Lancia_Delta_S4

 Mazda_RX-7

6r43 MG_Metro_6R4

nissan_240-rs-group-b-rally-car Nissan_240RS

opel_manta_400_rally_car Opel_Manta_B_400

Peugeot_205_T16 Peugeot_205_T16

renault_5_maxi_turbo_8 Renault_5_Maxi_Turbo

celica-twincam Toyota_Celica_TA64_TCT

  • CLASS B-9, B-10, B-11

CitroënVisaTrophéeCr Citroën_Visa_&_Milles_Pistes

926T Daihatsu_Charade_926T

fsor FSO_Polonez_2000

lada_2105_vfts_4 Lada_2105_VFTS

1983-RAGNOTTI-RENAULT5TURBO Renault_5_Turbo

Skoda130Rally Skoda_130LR

Subaru MP-1 Utility GrB Subaru_MP-1_Utility

samba Talbot_Samba_Rallye


GROUP 4 TRANSFERS

In 1982 when Group B was introduced to replace Groups 4 & 5, under the FISA transition rules, previously homologated Group 4 cars could get transferred into Group B if the manufacturer applied for the change. This feature was to allow time for manufacturers to develop a car under the new regulations while still having a model that could compete in the interim. It also allowed privateers to continue competing with the cars they already owned. It is notable to mention that the first year of Group B was run almost entirely with Group 4 transfers. Here they are;

CBL Alfa_Romeo_Alfetta_Turbodelta

1982 Audi Quattro A1 Audi_quattro_A1

m1_rally2 BMW_M1_Rallye

308gtb Ferrari_308_GTB

CBL Ford_Escort_RS_2000

mitsubishi_lancer_1982 Mitsubishi_Lancer_2000_Turbo

Opel Ascona B400 Safari Opel_Ascona_B_400

504-pickup Peugeot_504_Pickup

porsche911scrs Porsche_911_SC/RS

CBL Porsche_924_GTS

5turbo-cevennes Renault_5_Turbo

 Renault_Alpine_A310_V6

tsl Talbot_Sunbeam_Lotus

CBL Vauxhall_Chevette_2300_HSR


*NOTES:

The “true” Group B homologation specials that were built entirely from scratch specifically to compete in the class are highlighted in RED.

Some manufacturers used an existing production model but built a limited series of modified cars specifically for Group B homologation. These “semi-homologation” cars are highlighted in ORANGE.

The manufacturers that used mainstream high volume (production) vehicles for Group B homologation are highlighted in GREEN.

Group 4 based homologation specials are highlighted in BLUE.

The complete Group B homologation list can be found HERE (click).


AVAILABLE LITERATURE

 Affiliates Program – (free delivery worldwide!)

 Group B – The rise and fall of rallying’s wildest cars (English)

Gruppe B Gruppe B – Aufstieg und Fall der Rallye-Monster (German)

Group 4 Group 4 – From Stratos to quattro (English)

Gruppe 4 Gruppe 4 – Das Jahrzehnt der Heckschleudern (German)

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