Our Cars – Legendary rally cars from 1970’s to these days

Audi Quattro A2, Group B

Audi Quattro A2, Group B 1984. 

Everyone who has seen and heard Group B rally car in action can’t ever forget those, me neither. I have always dreaming about driving with Group B rally car, that is why I decided to built up one.

  • Body is built in Poland
  • Engine and transmission is built in Finland
  • Car is assembled in Finland
  • Engine:  2,1 L aluminium block with turbo
  • Power: 400hp
  • Gear box: 5-speed synchronized gearbox with button switch. (When you change gear to lower, press the button on the top of gear lever and the clutch pedal will be pressed down with hydraulics. Then you can easily use left foot for breaking.
  • Quater panels, hatches, bonnet, boot and doors are made with kevlar

Audi Quattro Gr.4

– The Group 4 Audi is also built from UR Quattro. In 2013 I drove two Historic-rallies: in Lahti and in Estonia, with the Audi rent from Italy.

– I wanted to buy it but the car wasn’t for sale, because the body shell was the original model built in Ingolstad by Audi Sport. It didn’t have any race history, because it was a spare part.

– Italians, however, had taken the civil body shell to many pieces which enabled them to build an another rally-Audi.

– Replica arrived to Finland in the end of May 2014. I’m going to drive Historic-Rallies with it when time permits. (VM 6/2014) 

Audi Ur Quattro civilian car

– I’ve been dreaming of a big Audi Quattro Ur-Model. In 2011 this was found in German, in poor condition. The body shell was sunburnt, full of rust and the both sides were damaged. Luckily there’s a guy named Kimmo Korpela who has been working much with Audies. He restored the car to original civil car.

– My dad’s first rally-Audi was NKR-80. When the registration number was available, It was must to have it to this car. My dad has a long history of Audies and that’s why I’m Audi-minded, too. (VM 6 /2014)

VW Golf GTi civilian car

– I got this VW Golf GTi 1980 from Volkswagen and Volkswagen Motorsport in year 2014. 

Toyota Corolla WRC -99

Toyota Team Europe had this car built for Didier Auriol to be used in Neste Rally Finland 1999. This was the third last car built by TTE.

  • Engine: four cylinders 1972 cc x 1,7 charged = 3352 cc
  • Engine power: 320 hp
  • Turbo: Toyota CT 20
  • Suspension: Reiger on gravel and Öhlins on tarmac.
  • Transmission: six speed hydraulic Joystick and in reserve a mechanical sequential shift (Xtrac)
  • Clutch: carbon-fiber clutch, multi plates (AP-racing)
  • Differential: active front and center diff, mechanical rear diff
  • Brakes: on gravel front and rear brake calibers with four pistons (Alcon) . On tarmac front brake calibers with six and rear brake calibers with four pistons (Alcon).
  • Weight: minimum 1230kg

Toyota Corolla GT, (Group F)

The car was built in 1984 and it has been taken to Finland from Germany early 2000. It has been built from a civil car to a racing car by Jukka Karjalainen.

  • Engine:  1587 cc
  • ECU: Hestec
  • Power: 215 hp
  • Suspension: Reiger in front and Proflex in rear
  • Transmission: five speed dogbox(RS-car)
  • Grown wheel and pinion: 5.85 (Volvo)
  • Brakes: front brake calibers with four pistons (AP-racing), rear brake calibers also with four pistons
  • Weight: minimum 920kg

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3 replica, (Group A)

This replica based on Tommi Mäkinen’s manufacture car used in 1996 Acropolis rally (MRE M6).

  • Engine power: 320 hp
  • ECU: Motec
  • Suspension: Exe-TC
  • Transmission: six speed dogbox (Xtrac)
  • Differential: electrical front and middle diff. and mechanical rear diff.
  • Brakes: front and rear brake calibers with four pistons (AP-racing)
  • Weight: minimum 1230 kg
  • Clutch: carbon-fiber clutch, multi plates (AP-racing) 

Mitsubishi Lancer WRC step2

Mitsubishi built their first WRC-car in 2001. Car’s deput was in San Remo, Italy. Later Mitsubishi released Step2-version of the WRC-car. Our car represents this Step2 of Mitsubishi WRC. Car was bought from Holland in 2013. The Car doesn’t have competition history because it was reserve car of Mitsubishi WRC factory team. The Car is still identical to other factory cars.

  • Engine:  2-litre turboengine
  • Power:  340 hp
  • Torsion:  580 Nm
  • Suspension: Öhlins
  • Differential: Active front and center diffs and a mechanical rear diff
  • Gearbox: 6-gear sequential (Xtrac)
  • Brakes: 4 piston calipers front and rear (Ap-racing)
  • Wheels: 7×15” magnesium (Enkei)
  • Weight: minimum 1230 kgTitanium parts were used in the car.

Ford Escort RS BDA (Group 4)

The car was built in 2009 by Jukka Karjalainen, but it was rebuilt in 2012 by Latvala Motorsport Oy.

  • Engine:  2-litre 287hp BDG engine, which is built by HistoricRallySport
  • Suspension: Reiger, coil springs in front and leaf springs in rear
  • Rear shaft: Iso Atlas four-link and Panhard rail
  • Grown wheel and pinion: 5.85
  • Transmission: five speed synchronized (ZF)
  • Brakes: front brake calibers with four pistons, rear brake calibers also with two pistons (AP-racing)
  • Tyres: 15″
  • Weight: minimum 860kg

Sunbeam Avenger (Group 1)

Avenger was Jari-Matti’ second car, but first rally car.

  • Engine:  1598 cc
  • Carburattors: 2x Weber 40DCOE
  • Power: 130 hp
  • Suspension: Bilstein, coil springs in front and rear
  • Gear box: 4-gear mediate synchronised
  • Grown wheel and pinion: 4.375
  • Tyres: 13″
  • Brakes: 2 piston calibers front and manual rear calibers
  • Weight: minimum 781 kg

Toyota Celica GT Four 1995, (Group A)

This car is known with model designation st205. It was released at the end of season 1994. This car was driven by Armin Shwarz in Rally Australia 1995. (5th in overall) and Juha Kankkunen in Swedish Rally 1996 (4th in overall). Later on Henning Solberg and Juha Kangas has used this car. I bought car from Lillbacka Group.

  • Engine:  2,0 L turbo charged
  • Differentials: Mechanical diff. front and rear, center diff. Visco
  • Gear box: 6-speed dogbox (Xtrac)
  • Suspension: Adjustable Öhlins dampers

Toyota Celica ST 165, (Group A)

Pekka Lillbacka has bought this car at the end of year 1990. Pekka drove with this car 1991-1993. Last rally was Rally of 1000 Lakes 1993. After that Pekka’s brother Jukka Lilbacka has driven two rallies with this car. We bought the car at the summer of 2016 and it took 10 months to built this car. Several parts has been bought from abroad, but now car is restored to the original shape. This car is restored with the original parts from TTE (Toyota Team Europe).

You can see the car in action at Peurunka Rally 2017 from here.

Some Onboard action can be found from this video.

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  • Engine:  4-cylinder 1998 cm3 Toyota 3S-GTE
  • Power: 343hp
  • Transmission: Xtracin 6-speed
  • Turbo: Toyota CT26
  • Suspension: Exe-TC:n dampers
  • Clutch: Sachs 2-plate travertine clutch
  • Differential: Fixed center diff, front and rear plate
  • Brakes: 4-mäntäiset Alconin satulat
  • Weight: 1240kg