Terrifying onboard video of a rally from the mid 80's

Walter Röhrl in his Audi Sport Quattro S1

Login to rate this video.

You can place this video on your website by inserting the (X)HTML code below:

Options:
pixels
pixels
Embed code:
<iframe src="https://www.snotr.com/embed/13821" width="400" height="330" frameborder="0"></iframe>

You can email this video to your friends by entering their addresses below:

Your information:
Recipients:

add Add another recipient

Human verification:

People who liked this video also liked

How Porsche's First Electric Car (The Taycan) Is Made
1st Place Stunt Riding World Championship 2019
Struggling Sea Turtle Saved From Fish Netting In The Maldives
Don't break in or molest a Tesla car
Seven Million Years of Human Evolution
Animated Short Film: "Spring"

Comments

17 comments posted so far. Login to add a comment.

Expand all comments

Picture of torbengb43 achievements

+10 1. torbengb commented 5 years ago

A lot of spectators with a death wish :O Luckily it's not quite that bad anymore, but some stupid people are still alive.

Audi's are luxury cars, but this one doesn't look particularly comfy, nor are the interiors all that nice :x
Picture of Darkic33 achievements

+10 2. Darkic commented 5 years ago

for me thats the best rally engine ever made!
Picture of metataggers41 achievements

+6 3. metataggers commented 5 years ago

Audi Quattro Rally Sport dominated in the day.
Picture of Malakyte47 achievements

+17 4. Malakyte commented 5 years ago

Did you see? They have all the cheat codes for the race at 00:19 and 00:34.
No wonder they can drive that fast! >:)
Picture of Gondy1048 achievements

+2 5. Gondy10 commented 5 years ago

1 Mistake = Fatality is too high.. :O :O
Picture of SilverPT22 achievements

+3 6. SilverPT commented 5 years ago

I am proud and not proud to say this was in my country, Portugal :)
Proud because back then it was considered by many drivers the best rally in the championship.
Not so proud because it was this crowd behaviour that lead to a tragedy back in 86.
A fan was on the inside of the corner and the portuguese driver of the Ford RS200, to avoid running him over, turned to the right, unbalancing the car and plunged into the crowd onto the outside of the corner :S
Check that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3JaOKRvPH0#t=136
Picture of Blazevim19 achievements

+2 7. Blazevim commented 5 years ago

FYI, the posted video is shot in Finland. The guy in the beginning counts in finnish 5,4,3,2,1. In those times all rally tracks around the world were without safety lanes. Nowadays they started to pay attention on safety of publicity. Still not so well.
Picture of SilverPT22 achievements

0 8. SilverPT commented 5 years ago

@Blazevim
The bigining might be, but I'm prettu sure the stages from 0:24 is in Portugal. It is a stage called Fafe :)
Picture of snotraddict44 achievements

+1 9. snotraddict commented 5 years ago

Terrifying? Hardly, damn excellent I say.
Picture of ermini50 achievements

+2 10. ermini commented 5 years ago

#2 for one of the best drivers ever
Picture of the_puiu45 achievements

0 11. the_puiu commented 5 years ago

Is this before turbo?
Picture of Guss44 achievements

0 12. Guss commented 5 years ago

#11 no, trubo was useed, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, Porsche 911 Turbo, Renault 5 Turbo 2 ...

It was groupe B
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_B
It was a "no limit" category (the only one was the design and the number of cars produced in series)
I think, there is nothing equivalent today in rally.
Picture of Noobeater26 achievements

+2 13. Noobeater commented 5 years ago

This was in the old days, when getting run over by a rally car was THE thing to do.
Picture of Bart123127 achievements

0 14. Bart1231 commented 5 years ago

how cool is that!
Picture of Judge-Jake52 achievements

+1 15. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

All it would take is the navigator to sneeze and it would be all over, actually and literally >:)
Picture of schlafanzyk35 achievements

+1 16. schlafanzyk commented 5 years ago

#12 There's still Pikes Peak, which is about as nuts as Groub B was. The 80s were right at the intersection of almost no safety measures and skyrocketing turbo technology. Something like Group B would be totally fine today, as safety technology and regulation has come a long way, catching up with engine component development.
Picture of 98oktan34 achievements

+1 17. 98oktan commented 5 years ago

On the subject of crowd endangerment, Röhrl once looked back in an interview and said, "They should have put us all in a long line and punched every one of us in the face." [for taking such a risk]

It couldn't happen today, and that's just one more reason why Group B is the stuff of legends.