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Loud, Fast, Reckless Cross-Country Audi Race

Hits: 14821 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Sports | Added by: MisterG
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Enjin
Male, 30-39, Asia
 790 Posts
Friday, February 18, 2011 9:09:31 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.

SvampeBob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3088 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:56:10 PM
watching noisy cars drive or
watching noisy cars crash hmmmmm

MrTwidget
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 777 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:13:08 PM
Now that you want to see carnage.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:31:45 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?

GRadde
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:26:08 PM
Awesome. Simply awesome.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:05:15 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.

sadpanda1990
Male, 18-29, Europe
 56 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:59:52 AM
Nascar ain't got nothing on this.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2603 Posts
Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:26:41 AM
"Fast, Reckless Cross-Country Audi Race"


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


exilator
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 12 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:31:22 PM
Could this have anything to do with Audi's introduction of AWD on it's vehicles?

kribbe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2000 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:26:57 PM
it's got nothing on swedish folkrace and these are only the highlights of 2008

The_Texican
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 24 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:14:22 PM
If you like this short watch the documentary "Too Fast to Race". It's all about the death of Group B.

Maxables
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 51 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:18:09 PM
vorsprung durch technik

duderlydude
Male, 30-39, Australia
 110 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:56:57 PM
5 secs of awesome - 2.04 to 2.09

Corpsecrank
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 875 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 4:40:19 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...

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:37:05 PM
I would LOVE to race like that.

Skabashas
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1244 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:51:24 PM
Near-death at 5:15. Holy poop.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:37:20 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

karmbatant
Male, 18-29, Europe
 6 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:23:55 PM
my fav is still the 405 Ari, pikes peak. Epic X5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgeCQGu_ug

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:20:32 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?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:14:46 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:12:03 PM
Best description in the history of IAB.

EPIC is over used.


LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:03:35 PM
This is how I drive in Dirt2

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:56:28 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.

mntlmstrbtr
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 739 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:54:43 PM
This always blows my mind... I can't believe all those people stand so close!!!

MisterG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 628 Posts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:21:12 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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