This classic and nowadays much sought-after Ferrari was named after Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredino, who died in 1956, aged 24. Enzo Ferrari credits his son with the inspiration for a series of successful small and medium capacity V6 racing engines built by Ferrari from 1956, and in turn the name
The Porsche 996 was designed by a man called Pinky Lai - ever heard of him?
Pinky Lai helped sell many a new-generation water-cooled Porsche 911. He may have even helped to save the company during tough economic times in the 1990's.
Pinky joined the Porsche design team in 1989, the
With the birth of the FIA’s GT Championship in 1997, Mercedes-Benz instructed AMG to create something very special. AMG were tasked to create a racing car which could also be converted to road use in the design vein of the CLK. The difficult brief resulted in a car which utterly
Throughout the Group B period many automakers managed to push the divide between their rally bred monsters and the street cars they were allegedly based on, and no car pushed further than the MG Metro 6R4. The clear difference between the mental 6R4 and the pedestrian MG Metro it was
The successor to Ferrari’s near perfect 250 GTO, the 288 GTO has quite a tortured history. Designed to race in Group B, the FIA disbanded the race series after the crash of a Lancia Delta S4 in 1986, resulting in the 288 GTO never competing on the rally scene. Ferrari
When looking at the absolutely insane Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 raced at Pikes Peak, it’s difficult to imagine such a raw, race focused machine could have a road going sibling. Built to race in the final years of Group B, it managed great success in its short two years, winning
After completely revolutionising the rally scene in the early 80’s with its pioneering full time four-wheel-drive system, the first of its kind used in rallying, Audi devised an evolution of the A1 and A2 Quattro’s, the 500hp, 1000kg Sport Quattro S1 built solely to dominate Group B. Although failing to
Throughout the Group B period, many manufacturers attempted to push their machinery as far as allowed, towing the line of the FIA regulations, and no car was pushed further than the famous Lancia Delta S4; so far it inadvertently brought Group B to an end. Fitted with a 1.8-litre inline-4,
After Ford’s ruinous attempts to build a four-wheel-drive, turbocharged variant of the Escort for Group B, the company were forced to rush the production of the replacement, the RS200. Designed from the ground up, the RS200 featured a mid-mounted turbocharged inline 4, enough to take the car from 0-100-0mph in
Through the years many supercars have been forgotten; For many years the Jaguar XJ220 lived in the shadows of the faster McLaren F1. But no supercar was overlooked to the extent of the BMW M1. A design based off the 1972 BMW Turbo concept, BMW approached Lamborghini to pen, engineer