Test video of a legend Group B: MG Metro 6R4
Surely we all remember the fantastic MG Metro 6R4, a copy belonging to the legendary Rally Championship Group B. The guys at Autocar have succeeded in proving a unit, preserved in perfect condition by Prodrive, the trainer in charge of part of its development (especially with regard to dynamic). THE MG Metro 6R4 responded to the will of British Leyland to participate in the World Rally Championship, although the car He did not participate in a full season due to early ban on Group B.
With a Central V6, 3.0 liter aspirated engine capacity and developed from the Rover 3.5 V8, the little MG was only a cheap racing a beast utility. His power was 380 hp Settings competition, and had permanent four wheel drive. His body was widened to the limits of the possible, and was built of reinforced plastic fiberglass. In case you have to push the car had to do fancy stuff to avoid damaging the bodywork.
Displaying the usual reliability of Austin Rover at that time, the car did not complete any rally World engine problems mainly with curious problems such as loss of steering assistance in certain circumstances. This did not prevent this car had a brilliant performance in twisty sections, with the differential working hard to round impressive skids on four wheels ... as long as the skill of the driver accompany.
Although not successful, it has a special place in the hearts of the fans. On these lines you have the video of the test, which is worth seeing just to hear the sound, see the great skids and hear firsthand impressions of the British tester.
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