What a great video, thanks for posting.This video about the spectacular Group B in the 1980s starts appropriately with the words: “In mid 80s the forests were populated by monsters…“.
Occasionally I still get to see these cars in action at rallys & hill climbs around here. Seeing (and hearing) especially the Audi Quattro S1 in action is still quite impressive. They partly produce a top power of more than 700 HP. Even if electric rally cars should be faster in the future, they‘ll probably never be as spectacular to watch as the 35 years old 5-cylinder Quattros.
The development of the W201 started in the mid 70‘s, not long after the launch of the BMW 3 series … and a lot of money was put into it, indeed. I still remember the discussions at the university whether that car will ever bring all that money back. One of the professors whose automotive engineering lectures I enjoyed used documents of the W201, including the “Raumlenkerhinterachse“ (multi link rear suspension), in his lectures in the early 80‘s before it came on the market. … Brings back pleasant memories. The 80‘s were the most exciting decade I experienced as an engineer in the car industry in Germany.In the 80's Mercedes put a lot of money into the development of the W201...
When I think of the 904, I automatically think of the Shelby Cobra too, and vice versa. I liked both cars very much. They remind me to the “500km of Spa-Francorchamps“ in 1964. One of the Porsche 904 drivers in that race stayed with his team in a hotel close to my home. He drove his 904 via public roads to the race track in the morning and back to the hotel in the evening.The 904 was a beauty
I guess that‘s true … I mean that “it wouldn't surprise“. …Piech may well be the foremost automobile industries manager, but it wouldn't surprise if his do or die leadership style didn't contribute to the later diesel scandal.
I think “Going back in history“ is not necessary in order to find people in powerful positions who, albeit not execute, but at least fire those who say things they don't want to hear or that don‘t suit their interests … not only in Moscow. Sometimes such people are even put into power by voters in really democratic countries, including big & significant ones.As an aside: Going back in history, Stalin had executed the intelligence officer who had predicted, - correctly as it turned out, the German attack of June 1941 on the Soviet Union. Executed why? Because his prediction was less pleasing than head of the intelligence service Levrenti Beriya, who had the good sense to say what Stalin wanted to hear, and who survived being by completely wrong.
Post Covid 19, we just might live in a different world from what we were used to.I guess that‘s true … I mean that “it wouldn't surprise“. …
I think “Going back in history“ is not necessary in order to find people in powerful positions who, albeit not execute, but at least fire those who say things they don't want to hear or that don‘t suit their interests … not only in Moscow. Sometimes such people are even put into power by voters in really democratic countries, including big & significant ones.