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Masters of car tuning (65 pics) - Picture #61

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rubending 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
WOW !!!
great pimper !!
Valteris 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It is not TUNING, it's a restauration of a classic group B rally car
vndiel 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Now that's some dedication, they did a good job.
Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.
Maggot 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@Valteris - there weren't any group B Toyotas developed ever. It's "just" a vintage rally car.
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isenglahya 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Valteris 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
oh really? maybe look into wikipedia???

The Toyota Celica Twin-Cam Turbo was the product of one of the most exciting phases of rallying, when the World Rally Championship adopted its Group B regulations between 1983 and 1986. It proved a powerful contender and its dominance of the Safari and Ivory Coast Rallies earned it the nick-name "King of Africa".

The rules required car manufacturers to produce and sell 200 units of a model in order for it to achieve homologation for the new formula. Working in conjunction with Toyota Team Europe, Toyota devised a plan to build 200 road cars, 20 'evolutionary' versions for rallying and a powerful new engine.

Some rival manufacturers opted for four-wheel drive, but the Celica Twin-Cam Turbo retained a rear-wheel drive powertrain. The 2.1-litre engine could produce up to 380bhp, making the TA64 one of the most powerful two-wheel drive rally cars ever built.

The car made its debut on the 1983 1,000 lakes Rally and was driven by Juha Kankkunen to a sixth place finish. On its next outing it was an outright winner, piloted by Bjorn Waldegard to victory on the 1984 Ivory Coast Rally.

The car proved to be particularly strong and reliable, a testament to the high standard of preparation achieved by TTE. This made it ideal for the gruelling African events and between 1984 and 1986 it won a clean sweep of three Safari and three Ivory Coast rallies. Its dominance was only ended when the Group B format was dropped at the end of 1986 in favour of the lower powered Group A cars.

The experience gained in developing the TA64 proved perfect preparation for Toyota's next generation of four-wheel drive rally cars, which succeeded in delivering Toyota three WRC manufacturers' titles and four drivers' championship titles.

this is from ultimatecarpage
robin yates 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
extreme respect for serious car restorers,,,,,,,, awesome indeed
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Agror 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Very interesting site. Hope it will always be alive!,
Doctorset 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
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;) 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
great work!
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jimmyjammy 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Amazing job on the car. Immaculate. Thats real dedication, respect. The toyota could never keep up with the opel manta. Toyota and nissan at the time very rarely finished in the top ten of most rallies and more often than not, never made it to the finish line. The Audi Quattro dominated group B until the Peugeot 205 and Lancia Delta entered on to the seen. Theres a great group B documentary on youtube called "Too Fast To Race".
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