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Date: 02/16/11 10:04 AM

43 Responses to Loud, Fast, Reckless Cross-Country Audi Race

  1. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:07 am
    Link: Loud, Fast, Reckless Cross-Country Audi Race - I know the word `epic` is overused. Yet... holy F, this is epic! How did hundreds of people not die during these races?
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
    322 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:15 am
    i know off-roading is hard, but this looks just like every WRC event i`ve seen. why not put some of those races on iab then?
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Rally Racing > Other Motorsports
  4. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:24 am
    Anyone who follows WRC, sees this monthly.
  5. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Ahhh, Group B. Formula1 on gravel was always a crazy idea.
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    disfeariphob Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:28 am
    And "Epic" remains over-used.

    Also, did the transmissions shifting sound like chipmunks making love to anyone else?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:33 am
    @dispheariphob:

    That was the Turbo`s waste gate/blow off valve.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:35 am
    At 3:29 a chopper shadow passes overhead. Is that the speed enforcement guys?
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 10:47 am
    I like the nice, soft human guardrails.
  10. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Vroooooom!
  11. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:20 am
    its called rally...

    pretty commom and usual in europe...

    bahhh
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:25 am
    Maybe it`s just me, but there`s an odd beauty to this. Seeing a rally car like this perfectly drift through dirt corners out on some country road pretty cool. The skill and precision is nothing short of amazing.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Epic was over used again
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:45 am
    This is old as sin, you don`t see many audis in rally these days
  15. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:48 am
    MisterG, seriously, have you been living under a rock or something? Rally has been around for decades and people take responsibility for their own actions over here in Europe and the UK. Also check out the Isle of Man TT, every August Bank holiday, no guardrails, kerbs, stone walls, ditches, trees, cows, humans, you name it, with superbikes flying past at up to 200 mph. Get over it. Surprisingly few people ever get killed or hit at the side of the course, if they did it wouldn`t happen anymore. It`s called common sense. More people get hit at golf tournaments, probably.
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Notice at 1:06 how the brakelights come on when the driver is clearly nailing the throttle? Drivers did that (left foot braking) to get over the turbo lag, so the power would come on sooner.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    February 16, 2011 at 11:55 am
    that was fail trippy win epic
  18. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Those people sure are close.
  19. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    @blackcatseye. I didn`t make up this caption. (And definitely never used the word `epic`.)
    Ask the caption person if he/she did.

    Just wanted to show some good, old group B rally.
    The kind where the organizers (FIA), didn`t expect the teams could produce so much power out of the cars as they did.
    There were little restrictions on the technology.
    And the Audi Quattro is one of the most beautiful machines ever made in rally. (To me that is.)
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    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    This always blows my mind... I can`t believe all those people stand so close!!!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    So... go out, stand by road, wait all day, car comes by, goes around the corner and it`s gone. Hmm. Suddenly NASCAR doesn`t seem so stupid.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    This is how I drive in Dirt2
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    Best description in the history of IAB.

    EPIC is over used.

    :-|
  24. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    Ah, Group B. Powerfully, imposingly insane and a massive underestimation of engineers.

    They created an unlimited class and didn`t realise what engineers could do with a blank slate. So they ended up with cars that could do 0-60 in 2.5s on dirt and gravel, on tracks that were dangerous in cars with half as much power.

    Audi was apparently prepping a 1000hp Quattro for Group B when it was cancelled due to too many deaths. 1000hp in 1986, in a lightweight car on rouhh dirt tracks.

    Although my personal preference for Group B is the Lancia Delta S4.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    i know off-roading is hard, but this looks just like every WRC event i`ve seen.

    WRC cars are deliberately limited to about 300HP.

    Group B cars were unlimited. The Quattro S1 had about 600HP.

    WRC cars have the benefit of 20 extra years of development, so they`re a lot easier to drive and a lot safer.

    Modern WRC tracks are safer than many Group B tracks.

    WRC and Group B are similar, but they`re definitely not the same.

    I`d be interested in seeing a comparison between a Group B car and a current WRC car on the same tracks, with a variety of tracks. How much would the better handling of a modern WRC car offset the greater power of a Group B car?
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    karmbatant Male 18-29
    6 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    my fav is still the 405 Ari, pikes peak. Epic X5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgeCQGu_ug
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    [quote">This always blows my mind... I can`t believe all those people stand so close!!![/quote">

    These were quite restrained. In some cases, they are on the road itself.

    And yes, people died. Spectators still occasionally die today, despite the safer tracks and safer cars. For example:

    News story
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    Near-death at 5:15. Holy poop.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    I would LOVE to race like that.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    This is not a "cross country audi race" It`s called a rally and audi is not the only one that organizes or participates in them...
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    duderlydude Male 30-39
    110 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    5 secs of awesome - 2.04 to 2.09
  32. Profile photo of Maxables
    Maxables Male 70 & Over
    51 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    vorsprung durch technik
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    The_Texican Male 18-29
    24 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    If you like this short watch the documentary "Too Fast to Race". It`s all about the death of Group B.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    it`s got nothing on swedish folkrace and these are only the highlights of 2008
  35. Profile photo of exilator
    exilator Male 30-39
    12 posts
    February 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    Could this have anything to do with Audi`s introduction of AWD on it`s vehicles?
  36. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 8:26 am
    "Fast, Reckless Cross-Country Audi Race"


    erm... you could have just said `rally`.

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    sadpanda1990 Male 18-29
    56 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Nascar ain`t got nothing on this.
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Could this have anything to do with Audi`s introduction of AWD on it`s vehicles?

    Yes. 4WD existed before and Audi had direct experience of it as they were involved in developing and making a military off-road vehicle which was of course 4WD. 4WD was considered too heavy for racing use and standard road use, but Audi engineers watched their jeep hammering around offroad and thought "it`s heavier, but it`s worth the extra weight if we refine it and put more power in the car". It won the world rally championship several times, which rather conclusively proved them right. So they put it on their road cars too.
  39. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Awesome. Simply awesome.
  40. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Group B clips with unedited sound, no music

    Although it sounds like music to me. Too many people on Youtube replacing the proper sound with music - what the hell is that about?

    The later Group B Audi Sport Quattro S1, when they turned the turbo up to 11 and got 600HP, had a glorious "roar and chirrup", like a canary riding a giant lion.

    I like the blase way the manufacturers bent homologation rules to ludicrous extents. Yes, yes, we`ve made road versions of our rally cars for production, as per the rules. They have different engines, different transmissions, different suspension, different brakes, different chassis, different bodywork, different electronics, the engines aren`t even in the same place...but they have the same name and roughly the same shape, so that`s close enough, right?
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Now that you want to see carnage.
  42. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    watching noisy cars drive or
    watching noisy cars crash hmmmmm
  43. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    February 18, 2011 at 9:09 am
    I watched for over a minute and this looked like a pretty average cross country race. No wrecks, no injuries and certainly nothing remotely epic. I`m just saying, if you post a 9 minute video could you please indicate a which portion to loo at for the epicness.

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