Re: Rally car steering question.... (Silly_me)
WRC and gr. A regulations: max. 2000 cm3, four wheel drive and turbo, max. 300 hp
Nowadays every top rally car is built to the WRC regulations, now even the Lancer/Carisma.
Difference between gr. A and WRC regulations: The basis of a WRC car can be a normal FWD car with no turbo. You can add a turbo and a different basis engine (as long as it's from inside the factory) from another model and you can add AWD system, even though the production model doesn't have one. There are certain production numbers that the basic car has to be produced during a certain time lapse. In gr. A regulations you have to produce certain amount of the actual classification model. Good examples are Mitsu Evo's, Lancia Delta Integrales, Escort Cosworths, Audi quattros, Toyota Celica GT-four's, etc... The classification model has to have the same basis engine, as well as turbo and AWD. Mitsubishi made a WRC car out of the new Evo VII, although it would've filled gr. A regulations. Within the WRC regulations they were allowed to modify the rear wheel suspension more, that's why they follow the WRC regulations now too.
Gr. N regulations: basically like gr. A, but less power output and less suspension, brake, etc. modifications.
F2 regulations: FWD, max. 2000 cc, no turbo and max. 250 hp (IF I'm not totally wrong)
Super 1600 regulations: max. 1600 cc, FWD, etc.