1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Type 8221

Renault 5 Turbo: Mid-Engine, RWD, Rally Racer…Hatchback

Racing homologation specials are often significantly different than the cars they’re based on. Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution got a larger engine and all-wheel drive. The Toyota Celica GT4 got that, plus a factory water-injection system. The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution, meanwhile, got a revised suspension, reinforced frame, limited-slip differentials, and Recaro seats. The Isuzu Vehicross, though, looked …

NA Mazda Miata with Subaru WRX drivetrain

Someone Made an AWD Rally Miata With a Subaru Drivetrain

Usually, if you’re going rallying, all-wheel drive is practically a necessity. Although rear-wheel drive rally cars have won races, after Audi’s Ur-Quattro debuted, AWD became the norm. The technology allowed the Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Celica, Nissan Pulsar, and Mitsubishi Lancer to compete on the world stage. The Porsche Cayenne and Rolls-Royce Cullinan are also rally …