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    Rally1 hybrid cars (2022-)

    I suggest we add a a new topic for these cars.

    A summary of the rules

    - Same engine as in the 2017-2021 WRC cars
    - 5-speed gearbox, no paddle shift
    - No active centre diff
    - Aero and suspension is reduced from the 2017-2021 WRC cars
    - Hybrid unit can provide up to 100BHP boost on stages (rumoredly only at stage starts and slow corner exits)
    - Electric motor is used on service parks and city liaisons
    - Electric battery can be charged during liaisons through motor braking
    - Tubular frame and scaling of the car body is allowed

    M-Sport has already started testing

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/m-spo...22-rally1-car/

    Toyota told rallit.fi they start the hybrid unit test with the old Yaris and it won't be until summer that they get their Yaris GR Rally1 car tested.

    Hyundai still says no green light from the company but reportedly work is being done inside the team hq.

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    What size of restrictor will be used? I mean if they had the same as now and add the 100 Hp electric motor they would be at 500 Hp peak...

    The growth in torque will be even bigger which will require a lot stronger transmission.
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    It all seems like a downgrade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portimao View Post
    It all seems like a downgrade...
    Will these cars potentially be even more spectacular to watch though? No active centre diff, reduced aero and suspension etc, could/should mean they'll be harder to drive (even if the pure performance drops a little)

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    Last edited by Fast Eddie WRC; 19th March 2021 at 19:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Will these cars potentially be even more spectacular to watch though? No active centre diff, reduced aero and suspension etc, could/should mean they'll be harder to drive (even if the pure performance drops a little)
    Doubt it, you can't get it much more spectacular than what it already is in my opinion. Not sure how much less suspension travel there will be but going back to something like Gr.A days now would be horrible, jumps would be so boring
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post



    Toyota told rallit.fi they start the hybrid unit test with the old Yaris and it won't be until summer that they get their Yaris GR Rally1 car tested.
    That would be weird, because they have that Yaris GR "WRC21" test mule, why should they convert old one to hybrid ?
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    No active centre diff is a really good. I remember 2011 - 2017 and the sideways action was very nice. Todays cars are bit sterile in this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali View Post
    No active centre diff is a really good. I remember 2011 - 2017 and the sideways action was very nice. Todays cars are bit sterile in this matter.
    There are more reasons for that, one of them is also the current extensive aero package. When you drive sideways the aero package produces less downforce.
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    But that sword also has two sides.
    If cornering speeds, due to aero, go up and up, then suddenly we will have ugly accidents again, from drivers not mastering this, or just doing a mistake.

    There is a safety side to this as well.

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