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Group B was a set of FIA regulations for competition rally vehicles in the ’80s. It fostered some of the fastest, most powerful and extreme rally cars ever built. To many, the Group B time was the golden era of rallying. The Group B era and cars were unfortunately only short-lived, stopped after a series of major accidents.
For these pieces, Niels van Roij focused on the tarmac versions of the rally cars only: these have the full-width body and the larger wheels – compared to the narrow snow-wheels or the smaller gravel rims – making the stance of these icons fantastically bold. The transverse mid-engined Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 features broad shoulders and its massive rear-hatch, the Audi S1 extreme wings and vertical stabilizers, whilst the Lancia Stratos is arguably the ultimate expression of eighties galore, visually it looks just as wide as it is long.
Artwork by Niels van Roij
Printed on 240 GR photo paper.
Small – 420mm x 594mm // 16.5″ x 23.4″
Large – 594mm x 841mm // 23.4″ x 33.11″
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