Awesome Thread... [Automotive Edition]

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The thing that confuses me about that is that it has the front end of a W140 coupe despite it having four doors.
 

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If someone built that in America it would be listed under Carbage.
 

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If someone built that in America it would be listed under Carbage.
Rallying Rolls Royces are cool, even if built on the moon. That thing is actually a tubular chassis car with a Checy 5.7 and Toyota 4WD. It was disqualified in 1981 but it went on to finish the rally.

Here's what the same guy (Thierry de Montcorge) took to Paris-Dakar in 1984. Looks pretty useful in case of a sudden zombie apocalypse.







Wheel gone? No worries:

 

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Why was the not-a-Rolls disqualified, and how did that six-wheeled beast do?
 

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Why was the not-a-Rolls disqualified, and how did that six-wheeled beast do?
As far as I know the Rolls was doing pretty well until it broke a steering axle and got in to an accident. It took so long to repair the car that they were disqualified, but they went on to finish the race anyway, being one of the 40 cars finishing (out of 170).

Hard to find any info on the 6x4 but apparently it retired due to chassis damage. Interesting fact, the car even had a power unit for a welding torch.
 

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They all have that by now, at least the Race Touaregs. But then again, 1984!! This, Group B, damn, I wish I was 10 years older.
 

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As for this 6x4, it's four wheel drive, despite having six wheels. Personally, it reminds me of the protagonist's vehicle in the arcade classic, Moon Patrol. The mid-mounted engine is a Chevy 350, mated to a transmission from a 935 Porsche. The tubular monocoque innard is clad with Kevlar. A cool feature is a power unit for a welder's torch. According to a Google translation of a French site, the chassis "broke" and the car was unable to complete the rally.
http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2009/11/jules-proto-6x4-dakar-racer.html
 

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Guy in 917 can't drive or is drunk, riding the line the whole time.
 

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As well, what do you think happens when sth like a 917 hits bumps or worn-out patches of the Highway? It follows them like a dog a bitch in heat.......
 

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