WRC 2007

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4 Responses to WRC 2007

  1. Rodney says:

    Jim,

    Great video. I am always amaze at the performance displayed by the AWD compacts that compete in the WRC. However, I don’t always see auto makers passing on that technology to production cars. I see in Mitsubishi, Subaru and a few others. But with Ford , and some of the other automakers I don’t as much AWD technology being passed on to consumers. I do feel the demand is there. Do you have any thoughts as why more AWD technology doesn’t get passed on?

    Rodney

  2. Noel says:

    Great piece. Wish it was less of a fast montage so you could see more, but it does give a great sense of what’s going on on a WRC rally. This is definitely one of the best parts of motor racing. Makes me want to go to rally-driving school!

  3. jimsgarage says:

    Rodney –

    I think yours is a US view of the Rally technology. In other parts of the world you will find that technology in the showrooms, but here in the US I think that the market has not shown an affinity for the rally car that would inspire manufacturers to provide more rally car technology for our showrooms. It has been quite a while since Ford sold an SVT version of the Focus.

    Fortunately Subaru and Mitsubishi have found American buyers that do appreciate the rally side of performance and continue to offer street performance versions of its rally cars. Although Mitsubishi still does not have a WRC car that it sponsors for 2008.

    I think that some of the AWD technology that has come into and out of rallying can be seen on more of the high end of cars sold in America.

  4. Tim says:

    I still think the 2004 video is the shiz 😀 If that doesn’t get your skin tingling, then you don’t have an appreciation for cars 😉

    https://jimsgarage.wordpress.com/2007/03/19/215/

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