"Rallying, also known as rally racing, is a form of auto racing that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies may be won by pure speed within the stages or alternatively by driving to a predetermined ideal journey time within the stages."
Electronic library of Rally Cars
Rally cars that were or are competing in the World Rally Championship are presented on the following tables. Every rally car's page has the following:
- Technical specifications
- Homologation information
- World Rally Championship entrants and results1
- Photoes of rally car
- Articles found on rally car
- Drawings of rally car
1. GT and Sports rally cars
1.1. ModifiedGrand Touring or Sports rally cars based or not based on production cars with extended modifications allowed. These modifications were under Group 4 or Group B regulations.
2. Touring rally cars
2.1. ModifiedAll rally cars that were based on production cars, with limited modifications allowed under group 2 or group A regulations.
In order to participate in World Rallly Championship (WRC) manufacturers produced special models of their simple production series, just to follow homologation purposes. These models were called Homologation specials and were made for group A regulations.
Since 1997, touring cars were allowed to special modifications which were under WR (World Rally Cars) or VK (Kit cars) or KS (Super Rally cars) extension variants of group A homologation forms.