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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    3 of the 4 cars were equal in 2017, and that's probably mostly due to Citroen taking deliberate risks. (both with the car direction and (test) driver selection).

    So far it doesn't seem anyone is taking too strange risks (after MSport got Loeb to drive the car at least).

    I'd expect most to be close at the start. The question is if some will be have some inherited limitations that will be hard to pass in later development even with enough money (say like 2017 i20 on tarmac and off course the mentioned C3).

    There might be big differences in how drivers get used to the boost/regen. But those will prbly equalize after a few rallies and watching each others onboards.
    I also wonder if the hybrid boost/re-gen could be a big differentiator between even different drivers with the same car. If one guys style just doesn’t work the system the right way, it ‘could’ be a disadvantage that’s hard to overcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled1978 View Post
    I also wonder if the hybrid boost/re-gen could be a big differentiator between even different drivers with the same car. If one guys style just doesn’t work the system the right way, it ‘could’ be a disadvantage that’s hard to overcome.
    Yes, though so far the info on especially the re-gen rules is quite vague so it's hard to tell how hard it will be to get a regen and how much the behavior can be adjusted. (with different driver "programs" as they called it).

    If it can't be adjusted much, some drivers might struggle. If it can be adjust I'd say the differences in stagetimes will decrease after a few first rallies and watching each others onboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Oliveira View Post
    That looks like a normal steel bodyshell, doesn't it?
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That looks like a normal steel bodyshell, doesn't it?
    Has there been any info on the regulations regarding bodywork material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    That looks like a normal steel bodyshell, doesn't it?
    The A and B pillars are bonded to the safety cell, so thats why it looks like that,

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