Stig Blomqvist takes the 1983 Lancia 037 for a test drive.

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    • Lorenz Meyer
      Lorenz Meyer

      why MPH WHY

      about 6 months ago
    • Jack Class
      Jack Class

      i love when people think they couldve driven this car faster than stig did here, i guess your in the wrong profession.

      about 1 year ago
    • EJ 22G
      EJ 22G

      STIG

      about 1 year ago
    • Simo Lämsä
      Simo Lämsä

      In the past it was possible to. Today would hardly be possible to test competing cars.1983 Blomqvist competed for Audi.

      about 2 years ago
    • Edosardo73
      Edosardo73

      Che macchina ragazzi!

      about 2 years ago
    • PazuzuStalker
      PazuzuStalker

      Stig Blomqvit.. Cool! He drove for Saab and Lancia Stratos in the 70´s and became world champion early eighties... Drove for Audi (the Quattro) and Subaru later on.

      about 5 years ago
    • István Kiss
      István Kiss

      actually top gear's stig is michael schumacher, i read it somewhere where he revealed himself

      about 5 years ago
    • Shinji Ikari
      Shinji Ikari In reply to István Kiss

      István Kiss That was a joke done for the episode in which Schumacher made a guest appearance. The only Stiff who's been identified is the original Black Stig.

      about 1 year ago
    • Left Foot Brake
      Left Foot Brake In reply to István Kiss

      actually, you're a moron

      about 5 years ago
    • Xc31
      Xc31

      the 037 needs a crazy driver.

      about 5 years ago
    • james1cool
      james1cool

      Some say, the Stig is really Stig Blomqvist

      about 5 years ago
    • 4/11nightnheaven
      4/11nightnheaven

      Yup they quietly put an f1 turbo in it

      about 6 years ago
    • Rabbit1169
      Rabbit1169

      This the E2 version from 1984, not the 83 as the title says.

      about 6 years ago
    • deggis4
      deggis4

      Of course, but drivers tended to spill out somewhat accurate figures or reporters managed to get ones other ways.
      Not really sure what the Toyota cheat saga has to do with this - not quite comparable, since they were doing something illegal/bordering illegality, so of course they had an incentive to hide it.

      about 6 years ago
    • McLarenMercedes
      McLarenMercedes

      Yes, courtesy of some brilliant driving by Walter Rorhl and Markku Alen. They beat Audi by a mere 2 points though.

      Mikkola was world champion though in the Audi Quattro by a nice cushion of 23 points and the most wins that season.

      about 6 years ago
    • McLarenMercedes
      McLarenMercedes

      Amen to that.

      Both the drivers' and constructors' titles in 1985 and 1986 attest to that. Let's also remember that was the final two seasons of the Group B era, which everybody seems to equals with Audi and Lancia.

      about 6 years ago
    • marsvltor2
      marsvltor2

      Someone forgot the T-16. Finest of all. Whilst the fans were arguing over Lancia and Audi, Peugeot quietly did their business - winning rallies...

      about 6 years ago
    • marsvltor2
      marsvltor2

      Qualifying trim? What the heck's that? One's start number depended on where one came in the same rally 12 months previously. Therefore, the first 'qualifying' stage was the first stage of the rally proper. Do your homework...

      about 6 years ago
    • deggis4
      deggis4

      Some figures I've seen, original sources magazines and interviews:
      (all 1986)
      Peugeot/San Remo 3 bars @ 520-540 on asphalt, 440-450 on gravel
      Peugeot/Monte 470-530
      Lancia/Olympus 600-620
      RS200/Sweden 420-450

      about 6 years ago
    • jabe75
      jabe75

      you're almost right,Group B cars maxed 500hp 1985,but 1986 was a different story, 205T16 had 510hp and Lancia S4 about 550-600hp. Even Hannu Mikkola said,that they had over 600hp in Audi S1,before they dropped out after Corsica. Later years,Markku "Maximum Attack" Alen said that Lancia S4 pushed 650hp 1986 season in couple of rallyes. Lancia was already making the ECV1 for the possible 1987 Group B season,before FIA banned the Group B,some said,that ECV1 could've produce almost 1000hp.

      about 6 years ago
    • Clau Casoni
      Clau Casoni

      He wasn´t driving it flatout If yo would see the full documentary you´ll understand

      about 7 years ago
    • El Ciervo
      El Ciervo

      I guess you got a few numbers wrong. There is no supercharger capable of 2.75 bar. Even for turbo chargers that's a very high number. Also max. power is always measured quite near the end of the rev range where the supercharger is not helping much. Group B cars never got to 1000hp (confusing this with F1 at the time?) and there's not qualifying in rally either. I think Gr.B cars got to somewhere around 400-500hp in the end, the 1987 Quattro for Pikes Peak had about 600 I think.

      about 7 years ago
    • El Ciervo
      El Ciervo

      The twincharged 1.4 L engine by Volkswagen came out in 2005, when Golf IV was already replaced by the Golf V. Also the Audi TT was never sold with that engine. There are many different VW Group engines that use the TSI/TFSI badge but only the 1.4L motors are twincharged (not even all of the 1.4L models).

      about 7 years ago
    • Stuntman175
      Stuntman175

      Twincharging is using a supercharger for low and mid rpm boost after which the compressed air goes through a bypass valve which routes the air into the turbocharger after it's been compressed by the supercharger into the intake manifold at high rpm giving you insane amounts of boost at any stage of the powerband. The Lancia Delta S4 was running a combined 40 psi (2.75 bar) of boost everytime you stepped on the gas pedal. That's why the Gr.B cars could attain almost 1000 hp in qualifying trim.

      about 7 years ago
    • Khazar01
      Khazar01

      Who says that Ben Collins was the real Stig? Blonqvist is :)

      about 7 years ago
    • Spythers
      Spythers

      Blomqvist is not a rally driver. He is just... Another damn Legend! Yes, with a big "L".

      about 7 years ago
    • Spythers
      Spythers

      @1061885 Lancia engineers realised that even with a displacement increase (who gave more 30bhp), it wasn´t enough to beat the 4 wheel drive technology in rough surfaces... They could increase even more the engine power with a new turbocharger/supercharged systems, but it would be more difficult to drive, due to the rear wheel drive, so... "Well, if we can´t beat them, let´s join them..." and the Delta S4 was born.

      about 7 years ago
    • divljacina1
      divljacina1

      but it sounds more cool when you say it like this :)

      about 7 years ago
    • Claudio Pardo
      Claudio Pardo

      @divljacina1 That's what I said..!!

      about 7 years ago
    • divljacina1
      divljacina1

      turbo AND supercharged !!!!!!

      about 7 years ago
    • 76mikke
      76mikke

      Off course he can drive rally car! He won rally world championship 1984 with Audi.

      about 7 years ago
    • csebalyn
      csebalyn

      @boosra well, your last words are just great! :) glad to see "old school" is still appreciated. don't mention the power of the gr B audi quattro, becasuse they have to build 2 engine subarus...

      about 7 years ago