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They eventually pulled the plug on Group B as it was so dangerous,
Group B was a set of regulations introduced in 1982 for competition vehicles in sportscar racing and rallying regulated by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The Group B regulations fostered some of the fastest, most powerful, and most sophisticated rally cars ever built and is commonly referred to as the golden era of rallying.[1] However, a series of major accidents, some of them fatal, were blamed on their outright speed and lack of crowd control at events. After the death of Henri Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto in the 1986 Tour de Corse, the FIA disestablished the class, dropped its previous plans to replace it by Group S, and instead replaced it as the top-line formula by Group A. The short-lived Group B era has acquired legendary status among rally fans and automobile enthusiasts in general.

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The era of Group B is often considered one of the most competitive and compelling periods in rallying.[11] The combination of lightweight chassis, sophisticated aerodynamics and massive amounts of horsepower resulted in the development of a class of cars whose performance has not yet been surpassed within their category, even three decades later.[12] In reference to their dubious safety record, however, the class has also earned an unsavory nickname among enthusiasts: "Killer B's".[12] In contrast to this, many enthusiasts refer the Group B era as the Golden Age of Rallying.
 
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entertainment

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My racing fascination began and ended with that Senna documentary. The new one with Christian Bale and Matt Damon was supposed to be good as well.
 

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@chava 's point about the sound's a good one. The lack of sound with an electric car's really unsettling, possibly dangerous too.
 

chava

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Apparently this is the best rally driver in the world. But still, how is it possible to drive like this? It looks like a computer game :

 

chava

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@chava 's point about the sound's a good one. The lack of sound with an electric car's really unsettling, possibly dangerous too.
There's EU rules to make artificial sound in electric cars I believe. I'd install a Ford Mustang sound in a Tesla as a preset for sure.
 

WashYourHands

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Grew up with Cortinas, Capris, Aus Ambassador and Princesses. A younger uncle drove a Scimitar. Show off. You want a blocky, purple Maxi like the old man's.

Do the advanced motoring test and insurance plummets, makes you a more guarded driver. Terrible things overall and i love bikes too, dribble over Ariels, Broughs And Matchless. Not exactly the same as riding scarmblers over steel waste tips.
 
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