Volkswagen isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when you think of rally cars, but they’ve got a few wins in their back pocket. This Touareg just screams rally car — from the Red Bull paint scheme to the air intake snorkel — it’s got it all!
While they might not be known for their success on gravel or snow, the Alfa Romeo Giulia could get them back in the game. The addition of giant wings, splitters and a few other aerodynamic pieces transform this luxury sedan in to a rally beast. Plus, the iconic Martini paint scheme puts it over the top.
Now this one is crazy! You won’t be seeing a Rolls-Royce Wraith rally car anytime soon, but hey, it’s fun to dream. We can only imagine someone in the back seat trying to drink from the built-in champagne flutes while their chauffeur hits the corners.
Porsche’s 911 model has been winning races all over the world for years — remember the beastly 959 rally that won the “Paris-Dakar” in 1986? This 911 has all the looks of a car that’s worthy of the WRC.
A luxury Mercedes rally car? Trust us, it isn’t crazy to think the S-Class could hold its own. The twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 S65 would be a beast barreling through the dirt and snow. And the “Red Pig” paint scheme — an homage to their 300SEL race car — is a nice touch.
The Italian manufacturer has 10 world championships under their belt, which is the most all time. Most of their wins come from the Delta — one of the most famous cars in the sport. What better way to honor their past then to return back to the WRC with this modernized Delta.
Ford developed the original RS200 in 1984, but rules changes lead to its death before it could gain momentum. The Mustang bears some of the same qualities of the RS200, which would make it perfect to zoom through the stages.
The original Alpine went on to win the “Monte Carlo Rally” in ’71 and ’73. While Renault has released several Alpine concepts recently, it looks like 2016 could be the year it makes a comeback. This Alpine borrows the design of one of the more recent concept ideas.
You wouldn’t think by looking at one, but Fiats have been winning rally events for years. The latest 595 Abarth model would be a great way for Fiat to return to their former glory. It just goes to show you — big things DO come in small packages.
Audi introduced the famous Ur-Quattro to the world of rallying in the ‘80s, but they haven’t quite captured the same momentum since then. If they were to get back in the sport, the TT Quattro would be a sure-fire hit. Flared arches and a crazy rear wing help transform the TT in to a rally beast.
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