Trying to keep the Rally car photos interesting, so I used some proper lawn soil (so its very fine and includes sand) to form a little dirt road in the back garden for this.
Then just raked it into the grass, so two birds with one stone!
So, the hatchback version of the Subaru Impreza might not be to everyones taste, but it was Subaru’s final entry in the WRC before they left the sport due to the economic pressures of recent years.
It therefore has a place in history
It also did really well in its brief WRC career, especially for such a radically new design, finishing 2nd place in its debut race.
Reliability was much improved from the 2007 sedan.
This might possibly be my last diecast car, as I only intended a smallish collection of cars I was really fond of.
But we will see.
The second of the classic Sega Rally trio. :)
One of the most successful cars to ever compete in the World Rally Championship, the Lancia Delta won the constructors championship six times in a row, from 1987 to 1992, a record that stands to this day.
It also won the drivers championship four times, in 87, 88, 89 and 91.
In Sega Rally, the Lancia Delta was slower than the Toyota Celica, but easier to handle.
Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
Audi Quattro S1, Group B Rally Car.
From the new February DLC pack for Forza 4.
I’ve learnt a few more things about how the photo mode really works in Forza 4, specifically how to use the focus slider properly, so hopefully I’ll be able to make them a bit more interesting now.
Click the external link for 1080p version.
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) - Lancia Delta S4 Group B Rally Car, blasting through the Follow-through on the Top Gear Test Track.
The pinnacle of the Group B era of the World Rally Championship. The Delta S4 was Supercharged and Turbocharged. This car was simply too powerful and fast to handle. After a double fatality crash, one of several involving just about all of the Group B cars, the series was banned by the FIA on safety grounds. The far less powerful and advanced Group A cars would become the norm.