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Discussion in 'The Cool Wall' started by floyd 1.8 turbo, May 2, 2008.
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Oh yes, especially as they dominated with their quattro systems and had to have a weight penalty to balance the field.
Very cool but maybe not the best touring car ever, the E30 M3 is the most successful touring car of all time so has to be in the running and what about the RS500 it was so dominent they changed the rules to stop them racing.
What about the r32 skyline...untouchable,effectively banned with cunning rule changes!!
Never saw a skyline as a touring car...
The a4 back in the day with frank biela at the wheel was class.
Definatly no skylines.. maybe in world touring cars???????
i would say that A4 is the best touring car, anything from the new rules are pants. bring back the supertourings and the action.
Yeah the A4 was awesome when it first hit the BTCC. I remember watching the Audis totally dominate at several races.
My favourite as mentioned by S3Steve was the RS500. The last versions of those cars before they were banned were running 600bhp+ and with the right gearing would top 200mph.
Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_lH9s480r8
Yep i'd pick the RS500 too, I thought the skylines ran at selected events and were from the european championship, just like the RS500's of steve soper
i agree bring back the days of proper touring cars withe the primera and lagunas etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
That was def when touring cars what at it's best, all the top manufacturers ran cars, although I've got back into recently and is def getting better again, but no match for back in the day! The A4 ruled, especially in the wet with it's 4wd, no one could touch em. I loved the Volvo estates which were run at the same time too.
As for skylines they simply dominated where they were run. Mainly in japanese and world touring cars I believed, to a point where no one race against them anymore so they spawned their own chamionship, think they were run in australian touring cars too, where again they ruled, even against the rs500s.
Calsonic Skyline FTW
I have to say the Vauxhall Vectra once they sorted the rear end out, but then I have to as I own the road car spawned from the BTCC racer lol
Yeah yeah, and the A4 Quattro kicked it's butt lol
Peugeout 405 was the best looking, and the worst performing
Indeed automotive porn!
These still to this day look fookin amazing!
always remember when thompson went backwards into the trees at brands hatch
the days off tarqueeni (sp?), volvo V70's? (blue + white, had a scalextric car of that, lol ) mansell in the duckhams mondeo, blend 37 lagunas + vodafone primeras
Guys don't forget that from 2000-2005 the Vauxhall Astra coupe 888 became the most successful touring car in the modern era. By the way on the cool wall regarding the Astra coupe 888 not one of the pictures is of the real 888. There were only 100 made by triple 8 engineering on behalf of Vauxhall.
imho i think btcc today is too 'safe'!! bring back the good old days when it was hell for leather!! When we (i did anyway) used to watch it just for the crashes!! My faves was the 850 estates and alfas.... but didnt they get ban at one point?? Not sure if i made that up!
i always wanted to be a touring car driver when i was little and drive the 850 estate, i dont know why but i think its a great looking car!!
I went to brands hatch a couple of years back and James Kaye crashed near where i was sitting and his rear bumper came off, and i went and asked him for it! random i know, but he gave it to me! and signed it too! shame it was sponsered by Kaliber beer! well i say a few years back, it must be what maybe 8/9 years ago.
But i wish btcc would return to how it was, with more drama also with a wider variety of cars.
This reminds me of when it was good
was supposed to be a picture of the texaco sierra cosworth but seen as i buggered it up n you cant see it i will say its me,megan fox & salma hayek all at our house having a nice cup of tea
Dunno why, **** cars really.
The old Accords used to sound fantastic, watched some practice sessions years ago at Croft..
haha yeh i know what you mean, for me i loved the red and white version when john clellend(sp) was drivng them
i loved the 98' version of these cars
This reminds of when i watched car racing boy it was great!clelland soper tarquini etc I was at knockhill when tarquini rolled the 155 alfa in front of us , my wife stopped reading her book at that stage ! Must say they all lokked great but i reckon the 155 was just awesome .
The coolest has got to be the estate volvo, the best imo is the rs500.
E30 M3 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Above is lovely also!!!
I took this at goodwood festival of speed!
A real car, i loved it.......
Sorry chaps but how about this as cool?
i had a good look at the ex btcc mondeo at goodwood last year, dry sumped with a V6 that sat that low that the drive shafts ran in a machined hole inbetween both banks!!!!
How about this!
Sounds fab too!
Bet that was a brown trouser moment!
God, i remeber that Alfa one.