Tag Archives | Rally

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Citreonarri?


What has the heart of a Ferrari F355 and the soul of a Citreon 2CV? (and reminds me of this creation?)

This creation, which is the result of the Nimik Rally Team having a few too many beers and drawing a few too many ideas on the back of a napkin.

Citreonarri Detail

There aren’t a lot of details about the car, but when you bring together two cars from such opposite extremes, there shouldn’t be much that needs to be said.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Reiter Engineering makes Lamborghini Gallardos for the dirt?

Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo

Sure, you COULD drive your new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 on the pavement, but what would be the fun in that?

For those that are looking for a little more adventure out of their six-figure supercar, Reiter Engineering has created a Gallardo that can compete in just about any rally event in the world, including those that take place in the dirt.

Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo Details

To help with this off-road adventure, Reiter Engineering gives the car a smaller rear wing, shorter front splitter, dampers with greater travel and a hand-brake for those quick 180-degree turns that you so often need to make after putting the car nose first into an embankment by the side of the road.

According to Reiter Engineering, “we had absolutely no technical problems whatsoever, which surprised us a little as the suspension forces are incomparably higher than on the race track”.

Sure, it’s not the prettiest way to get your Lamborghini from one town to the next, but it just might be the most fun!

(Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, these do get driven, and yes, they also get crashed:

[Reiter Engineering – Lamborghini Gallardo GT3]

[Via: 0-60 Magazine]

…You can rally in a rental?

Rental Car Rally

Always dreamed of driving in a rally, but never had the car or the finances to do it?

Then check out the Rental Car Rally, a 36-hour race from NYC to Montreal that encourages you to rent a car, grab a friend, pay just $150 per team, and be on your way to automotive action and adventure.

All of the standard rally rules still apply (don’t speed, don’t kill pedestrians, etc.) but the financial burden is definitely lessened to let everyone get a shot at the action.

If you’re interested, check out the site for more information (and be sure to read the rules, since they were obviously written by someone with enough of a sense of humor to put on a rally made of rental cars).

[Rental Car Rally]

[Via: Uncrate]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: MAT’s Ferrari 308 GTB?

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB FIA Group 4 Rally Car

When you think of rally racing and rally cars, you probably don’t think of Ferrari’s prancing horse, but Makela Auto Tuning sure does, since they were the creators of this fantastic 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB FIA Group 4 rally car.

The process involved stripping the entire car down to its bare frame and then building it from the ground up using all new parts, and the end result speaks for itself.

Be sure to check out their site for more than 250 pictures that document the entire process and every step along the way.

[Makela Auto Tuning – 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB FIA Group 4 Rally Car]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…The Subaru WRX STI is amazing?

Subaru WRX STI

The Subaru WRI STI has always been on my list of ‘must eventually own’ cars, but with commercials like the following, it’s hard to see how anyone could not say the same:

[Fraternity of STI]

[Via: Autoblog]