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    1. 07-12-2016 10:36 PM #176
      This thread is gold!!!! I forgot about it, until today that is.

      Now I'm touching myself...

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      07-13-2016 08:50 AM #177
      There was an entire boxed fenders thread at one point. I can't seem to find it now, though.
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      09-26-2016 02:11 PM #178
      While looking for more box-flared cars, I learned that an AWD Mitsu Starion was being developed to compete with some of these greats, but didn't make it into homologation before GroupB was cancelled. I'm guessing the GroupB prototype, along with the boxed-flare heroes that came before it, inspired the later widebody production models with box flares.

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      09-26-2016 08:56 PM #179
      Epic update.
      Thanks for that piece of history.

      It would be cool to build a proper replica.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

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    5. 09-26-2016 09:56 PM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      How about I throw in it's successor too, the Shamal (released 1989, so still technically 80's)
      I did not realize the Shamal had the fender flares until I watched this video a few days ago:

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      10-07-2016 09:10 AM #181
      ...around that time the whole Bi-turbo cars had gotten pretty interesting. But still, I can't speak for dependability on these newer ones...we all know about that on the older ones though. Click & Clack used to dog them out often on their radio show back in the 90's.
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      10-07-2016 09:29 AM #182
      I'll go really odd and old school on this revived thread. The Citroen BX 4TC Group B car. Car wasn't very developed when Group B was cancelled, and only ran three races. The race car was as weird as any Citroen, with hydropneumatic suspension, turbocharged Simca engine, a Citroen SM gearbox, and a solid all time AWD with no limited diff setup, and other anomalies.

      They had to build 200 road going versions for homologation, only sold 62, and bought most of those back and destroyed them due to massive reliability issues.

      Honestly, one of the weirdest stories of Group B.




      The street version was pretty slick. There are VERY few in the wild.


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      10-07-2016 09:36 AM #183
      And since it has recently broke cover after decades in storage, the Group S Audi. Was to be the successor of Group B, and Audi engineers worked on it in secret with no official sanction.





      Can you imagine the homologation cars that would have emerged from that? Would have rivaled the legendary Sport Quattro for collectability. The Ford RS would have been in the same class, but they made enough (and couldn't sell them) so that they lived on in Rallycross for some time.
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      10-07-2016 09:54 AM #184
      ^ very interesting. I never knew Audi was planning a group s car. Sounds like they weren't, officially.

      It would have been awesome to see it compete against the group s Lancia ECV





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      10-07-2016 10:12 AM #185
      Yeah, I'm not sure if it would have lasted, considering 1000hp and the horrific crowd control they had back then. It was an accident that ended in fatalities that put an end to B as it was.

      Considering that Audi, Lancia, Ford, and Toyota at least had cars in the works, and they were all sorta similar, who knows how far it would have pushed things.

      Speaking of, the Toyota 222D Group B/Group S prototype is pretty damned amazing as well. Might have pushed the AW11 into the same legendary status as we speak about Quattro and Integrale.





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      10-07-2016 02:19 PM #186
      Wow, I never knew of those three versions!
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      10-07-2016 04:33 PM #187
      Group B is weird, for as insanely popular as it was, most people are focused on one car....Quattro, and forget the Lancia 037, and the litany of other cars that competed, like the Toyota Celica.
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      12-08-2016 11:05 AM #188
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      12-08-2016 01:01 PM #189
      Another forgotten one is the Porsche 961, which was the race version of the 959. Series was cancelled before the car got there. It later had some track time, but was underdeveloped for that purpose.




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      12-08-2016 01:07 PM #190
      Ferrari also got into the game, it's ultimate try was the 288 GTO evoluzione.




      The 308 was also used in Group B.


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      12-12-2016 07:52 AM #191
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      04-21-2017 10:58 AM #193
      Those illustrations are amazing.

      And I see your Montreal, and raise you a Lamborghini Urraco "Bob".

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      04-21-2017 02:56 PM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by MrMook View Post

      Later body style:
      I think these have aged quite well!
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      04-21-2017 02:59 PM #195


      Got these wheels on the way for my Alltrac
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      04-21-2017 03:05 PM #196
      Quote Originally Posted by andlf View Post
      saw this webpage...


      I love box flares but these are just too big for my taste. The proportions end up way off.

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      04-21-2017 03:16 PM #197
      Quote Originally Posted by Zaluss View Post


      Got these wheels on the way for my Alltrac


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      I love box flares but these are just too big for my taste. The proportions end up way off.
      yeah...almost comical I guess.
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