Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What'd make the ultimate subcompact rally bomber?

Can you tell I've been bitten by the rally car bug? I loved watching the cars at the rallycross this weekend. I thought about what cars might make a good small rally/rallycross car. Of course, the Subaru Justy is always up there, what with its available 4WD system. However, there are plenty of good FWD options, too. Perhaps a modified older Tercel for a front-driver, or even a Geo Metro or Suzuki Swift. Yes, the idea of a Suzuki SX4 would be sweet, too but it'd be more expensive. Maybe an AWD Mitsubishi Expo LRV/Eagle Summit Wagon/Plymouth Colt Vista? Now that I think about it, there are quite a few cars that'd make awesome subcompact rally beast.

Anyway, what would be your choice for a subcompact rally bomber?


Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of front wheel drive. How about a Toyota Corolla AE86?

Andy Lilienthal said...

Sure, why not? I saw two of them at the rally cross. Better yet, how 'bout a Starlet?

murphyseanm said...

How about an AWD Corolla from the late 80's? That would make a great rally monster with the All-Trac set up. You could put on the 4A-FE head with better valves and run a supercharger.

The other option is an AW11 MR2 with a supercharger. Nothing say fun like an MR layout on the dirt.