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BringIt said:
Don't know what car Metro is...
The MG Metro - the car that was banned from rallying for being "simply too fast"!


"Autocar magazine meanwhile strapped their timing gear to the Clubman (250bhp) and International (410bhp) versions of the MG Metro 6R4 and produced some simply awesome acceleration figures (The figures for the International version are quoted):

0-30mph 1.2s
0-40mph 1.7s
0-50mph 2.4s
0-60mph 3.2s
0-70mph 4.0s
0-80mph 5.2s
0-90mph 6.5s
0-100mph 8.2s
0-110mph 10.0s

Obviously the magazine came away impressed (who wouldn't after turning in those figures), and it was John Davenport who, when asked by Autocar whether the MG Metro 6R4 would win rallies, summed up the company's optimism about the car's chances: "Yes. I see no reason why it shouldn't. I think the car is quite capable of doing it, and I think my drivers are more than up to the job".

Sadly, it was not to be: Henri Toivinen was involved in a fatal collision, when his car went over a cliff in the Corsican rally. The FISA immediately ruled that Group B rally cars were simply too fast, and therefore dangerous to drive, and as a result, banned them from competition effective from the end of that season. The international career of these Group B cars was now over – and the book on the promising 6R4 was closed prematurely."

http://www.6r4.net/6r4/history.html


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fightingtorque said:
I know you are an MG Rover fan windy, but sometimes you have to call it a day!

You know I'm only having fun!
I am just compensating for Mega's negativity! :lol:

Good to see you placing the MG Metro alongside the legendary Audi Quatro, but didn't the Audi become a ledgend through it's rallying, only being banned after the MG arrived on the scene?
 
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