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    Default Pretty Insane WRC Video (Argentina 4/29/16)

    Pour yourself a cup of coffee and watch this one all the way through. I don't even...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eCm8eTNcBU
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    Oh WRC, how awesome are you?

    It's impossible to come up with an answer as to what's the most impressive part about it.
    On the car side, is it the power band that is practically endless? Holy crap that thing never seems to be off.
    Is it the suspension? That car was eating up ruts and boulders, slick mud, could be pitched and reeled back in on demand like it's nobody's business at any speed... an unbelievable level of control.

    On the human side, how do you do this AND blink?!
    The perfectly calculated inputs EVERY time are just awe inspiring, someone please check that this guy is real and not a Skynet product from the future.
    But forget the driving for a sec, can you even imagine being a co-driver?
    Cliffs? House sized rocks? People lining the road? Retaining walls?
    Do all the above at triple digit speeds?
    Meh, I'll just park my two hugely disproportional Brass balls in the right seat and read my notes...
    Unreal.

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    WRC cars have been restricted to 300 horsepower for ten or fifteen years now. But that has not kept them from making 300 horsepower, well everywhere. They are also rev limited on the top end so at low RPM they're making 500 to 600 pounds of instant on torque at low rpm.
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    Anyone else hear the dental drill in the background, and become uncomfortable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    WRC cars have been restricted to 300 horsepower for ten or fifteen years now. But that has not kept them from making 300 horsepower, well everywhere. They are also rev limited on the top end so at low RPM they're making 500 to 600 pounds of instant on torque at low rpm.
    Yes, I'm well aware of that, just can't get over how awesome it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    Anyone else hear the dental drill in the background, and become uncomfortable?
    The sweet music of straight cut gears fills my brain with endorphins and my heart with adrenaline.
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    Holy crap. I did not blink once that whole video and all i could think of is how virtually everything I have would need to CRAWL up that road.

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    Rally cars are truly the honey badger of the racecar world.
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    Speechless......

    How to they keep from bending the rims on all of this big rocks, or do they just replace them after every run?

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    WRC Wheels are forged and really heavy. The tires are like 10 or 12 ply casing and side wall with big half inch tall ribs usually three or four on the sidewall. 25 years ago when I worked at the factory Mazda rally team I remember picking up one of those tires. They weren't very big but they were really heavy. I actually ran some takeoffs on my 323 GTX for a while. Really bizarre because the tires had basically no flex in them whatsoever but the tread was like an inch tall and super gummy, very strange feeling.
    Back then the skid plates were made out of thick Kevlar, fiberglass and aluminum. Now I think they are Tegris and carbon fiber. There was absolutely nothing underneath the car that you could reach with your hands that was not protected by some sort of skid plate or Shield. Rocks are ballistically flying around a million miles an hour and will puncture just about anything that's not protected.
    Come to think of it if you look at a Baja truck they're built pretty much the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    WRC Wheels are forged and really heavy. The tires are like 10 or 12 ply casing and side wall with big half inch tall ribs usually three or four on the sidewall. 25 years ago when I worked at the factory Mazda rally team I remember picking up one of those tires. They weren't very big but they were really heavy. I actually ran some takeoffs on my 323 GTX for a while. Really bizarre because the tires had basically no flex in them whatsoever but the tread was like an inch tall and super gummy, very strange feeling.
    Back then the skid plates were made out of thick Kevlar, fiberglass and aluminum. Now I think they are Tegris and carbon fiber. There was absolutely nothing underneath the car that you could reach with your hands that was not protected by some sort of skid plate or Shield. Rocks are ballistically flying around a million miles an hour and will puncture just about anything that's not protected.
    Come to think of it if you look at a Baja truck they're built pretty much the same.
    That sounds like a pita to mount those tires... lol
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    Quick google search turns up Braid rally wheels. Their Fullrace T Dakar spec (beefiest) 16x7 is 28.6 lbs
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