Group B was introduced by the FIA in 1982 and quickly resulted in cars that blew the lid off anything that had ever raced on gravel in the past. The cars were the most technologically advanced vehicles the world had ever seen, they were lightweight, exceedingly powerful and staggeringly unsafe machines that performed, essentially, like a rally version of a Formula 1 car.
In 1986 following a number of fatalities, Henri Toivonen and his co-driver were killed in the Tour de Corse, this lead the FIA to ban Group B and left us with the memories of a short lived era when automobile-Tyrannousaurs ruled the dust.
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