World Rally Championship

  • 2022 Hyundai i20 N Rally1 World Rally Championship car

    WRC is marking its 50th year by entering the hybrid era.

  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI - Photo credit: Bring A Trailer
    1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI sells for 6 figures on Bring A Trailer

    Just 424 examples of the 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI were built, and today the cars command 6-figure prices.

  • 1975 Lancia Stratos HF on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno takes a Lancia Stratos HF for a spin

    An iconic Italian rally car visits Jay Leno's Garage.

  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI - Photo credit: Appreciating Classics
    1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI with close to delivery miles can be yours

    In the 1990s, Subaru was the manufacturer to beat in the world of rallying, thanks in part to the efforts of star driver Colin McRae. The success saw the launch of the first Impreza WRX, or World Rally Experimental, in 1992, and followed up the Impreza WRX STI in 1994 after a banner rally season...

  • 2021 Hyundai i20 N prototype
    Hyundai developing i20 N alongside next WRC fighter

    The Hyundai N division is developing an i20 hot hatch inspired by Hyundai's next rally fighter.

  • 2019 Hyundai i20 WRC
    WRC will go hybrid from 2022

    The FIA World Motor Sport Council has confirmed the introduction of hybrid cars to the World Rally Championship.

  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car concept

    Porsche's rally cars of the 1980s are the stuff of legends. We're talking cars like the 911 SC RS and 959 Group B heroes. While Porsche has focused more on the race track than the dirt track in recent years, you'll still find modern Porsches at rally races around the globe. These are typically modified 911 GT3s competing in R-GT events. Now it looks like Porsche wants to offer a rally car straight from the factory. The German firm presented a 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport-based rally car concept during the past weekend's German round of the 2018 World Rally Championship, and said a decision on a...

  • Rally cars at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    The 10 coolest rally cars of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Lord March's driveway wasn't the only place to burn rubber in Southeastern England on sunny Friday. Carved into a densely wooded hill near Goodwood House, the anchor of a 12,000-acre estate that caters to car enthusiasts with the Festival of Speed, sits a mini rally stage. It's a playground for...

  • Ken Block's 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car
    Ken Block's latest ride is a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car

    Ken Block will likely have some downtime ahead as Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford lay their World Rallycross Championship days to rest. However, in the meantime, Block has a new toy, and he brought it by Hoonigan headquarters for the team to get a closer look. It's none other than a 1991 Ford...

  • WRC Ford Fiesta flies over 160 feet at Rally Finland
    Watch this Ford Fiesta rally car fly more than 160 feet

    The world of rallying is filled with high speeds through dense forests, wide open blasts across desert landscapes, and aggressive hand-brake slides to rotate through tight corners. Occasionally, it's also marked by massive, full-throttle jumps such as the one you'll find at Rally Finland. This is a...

  • Robert Kubica
    Kubica to test Renault’s 2017 F1 car, Ogier samples a vintage Red Bull

    Strengthening rumors that Robert Kubica may make a return to Formula 1, Renault Sport has confirmed that the Polish driver will test its R.S.17 following this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The French team, whose current drivers are Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer, has revealed that it has...

  • 2018 Proton Iriz R5 rally car - Image via James Ward/Chicane Media
    Proton reveals rally car

    Malaysian automaker Proton has decided to go rally racing. Proton, which owns Lotus, commissioned British motorsports and engineering firm Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) to develop a car for the World Rally Championship 2 (WRC2) series. The series, which uses the same stages as the World Rally...

  • Toyota at the 2017 Rally Sweden

    Toyota in 2017 made its return to the World Rally Championship after a 17-year hiatus, and the automaker has already tasted success just two rounds into the season. Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila drove the number 10 Toyota Yaris WRC to victory in this past weekend’s Rally Sweden. The Finnish duo took a slender 3.8-second lead into the final day and then won all three stages to extend their winning margin to 29.2 seconds. Ott Tänak and co-driver Martin Järveoja finished second in their M-Sport-prepped Ford Fiesta RS WRC, while reigning champion Sébastien...

  • WRC Highlights for the 2016 season
    The highs and lows of the 2016 WRC season

    Another year of the World Rally Championship is in the books, and that means a French man named Sébastien has won the title. In 2016, Sébastien Ogier won the Driver's Title and he helped Volkswagen nab the Manufacturer's Championship. That marks the fourth season in a row for Ogier...

  • 2017 Citroën C3 WRC rally car
    Citroën will have the coolest car in the 2017 World Rally Championship

    Because of a change in the regulations allowing for greater freedom when it comes to aerodynamics, cars competing in the 2017 World Rally Championship will look radically different to what we’ve become accustomed to over the past few seasons. And one car in particular will be the most...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris WRC prototype
    2017 Toyota Yaris WRC gets massive air in cold-weather tests

    Organizers of the World Rally Championship have implemented numerous rule changes to ensure there’s plenty of action throughout the 2017 season, and a video out showing Toyota’s new Yaris WRC rally car testing is proof of the awesomeness that is to come. The video comes to us from...

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta RS WRC rally car
    2017 Ford Fiesta RS WRC revealed, Sébastien Ogier confirmed as driver

    A new rally car based on the upcoming seventh generation of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Fiesta subcompact has been revealed. The rally car has been developed by M-Sport, a British motorsport and engineering outfit that’s helped develop a few Ford rally cars including the Focus RS RX for...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Polo R WRC rally car
    VW to quit WRC after 2016, focus on customer racing

    Volkswagen and its Polo WRC has dominated the World Rally Championship since entering in 2013, but the automaker, which has just clinched its fourth-straight Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles, on Wednesday confirmed it is quitting the sport after the 2016 season. The announcement means...

  • Sébastien Ogier

    The past weekend was a busy one for rally fans as championship titles were awarded in two top-level competitions: World Rally Championship and World Rallycross Championship. In WRC, it was Frenchman Sébastien Ogier and his co-driverJulien Ingrassia taking top honors—the fourth time in a row for the Volkswagen duo. The win came at the conclusion of round 11, the Rally Spain, and there are still two events to go in the 2016 season. “Winning the world championship again is a fantastic feeling,” Ogier said in a statement. “This is the fourth world championship title...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris WRC car
    Hyundai, Toyota unveil new-generation 2017 WRC cars

    The World Rally Championship has struggled in recent years, despite incredibly scenic locations, impressive cars, and some of the best drivers the world has ever seen. Starting from 2017, though, we may see a resurgence in the sport’s popularity, as both the cars and competition will be...

  • Citroën C3 WRC concept, 2016 Paris auto show
    Next-gen Citroën C3 previewed by Paris-bound WRC concept

    Cars competing in the 2017 World Rally Championship will look radically different to what we’ve become accustomed to over the past few seasons. The regulations allow for cars that are wider and feature bodies designed with greater freedom in regards to aerodynamics, with many already...

  • Teaser for 2017 Citroën C3 WRC
    2017 Citroën WRC teased, hints at next-gen C3

    Citroën has provided an early look at the new rally car that will compete in the 2017 World Rally Championship, and crucially it previews the next generation of the French automaker’s C3 compact car. Since the 2011 season, Citroën has been competing in WRC with a DS 3 from parent...

  • Teaser for 2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC rally car
    2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

    It’s still early days in the 2016 motorsport season but Volkswagen is already previewing its contender for the 2017 World Rally Championship. There’s a lot at stake as the next season will see Toyota make its return to the sport. VW has been the dominant force in WRC since it returned...

  • 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC
    2016 Hyundai i20 WRC Revealed

    Volkswagen has been the dominant force in the World Rally Championship over the past few years but Hyundai, which returned to the sport two seasons ago, isn’t giving up just yet. The Korean automaker this month unveiled its contender for the 2016 season, which once again is based on its i20...

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