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Old 18 Jul 2006, 21:43 (Ref:1659441)   #16
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Old 18 Jul 2006, 22:00 (Ref:1659452)   #17
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Old 19 Jul 2006, 01:01 (Ref:1659573)   #18
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Interestingly prodrive has previously done work for Mazda (as part of the Ford family...) fitting turbo kits to Mx5's and Rx8's as part of the 'SP' projects.

I wonder if this shall stop.

Doesnt prodrive own 51% of FPV... such that Ford might benefit from doing work for Toyota?
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Old 19 Jul 2006, 04:35 (Ref:1659651)   #19
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Interestingly prodrive has previously done work for Mazda (as part of the Ford family...) fitting turbo kits to Mx5's and Rx8's as part of the 'SP' projects.

I wonder if this shall stop.

Doesnt prodrive own 51% of FPV... such that Ford might benefit from doing work for Toyota?
I dont think Prodrive have gone to Toyota for those reasons at all. If anything Prodrive will help Toyota more than they will Ford with the annoucement they made two weeks ago.

Plus if anything the main Ford model that would benefit will be its Ute and not its FPV performance vehicles (that includes 'those' Utes).

Prodrive does own FPV (51% as you said) but that doesn't mean it's a Ford company.
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The FPV side of Prodrive and the TRD operation will be run by entirely separate parts of the business.

TRD will have two outfits in Australia - TRD road vehicles in Victoria, and TRD motorsport in Canberra (Neal Bates Motorsport).

The Prodrive link is purely about assembling the road vehicles. They will have nothing to do with their development and Toyota will hold all intellectual property - but Prodrive will look after the facility and assembly.

As for the health of the ARC - there are some very interesting measures in the pipeline for the series in the coming year. Stay tuned .....
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As for the health of the ARC - there are some very interesting measures in the pipeline for the series in the coming year. Stay tuned .....
I really hope so, if something isn't done we are on the verge of heading into a modern day version of the 'Group G' saga of the mid-80s.........
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Old 20 Jul 2006, 04:25 (Ref:1660476)   #22
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I really hope so, if something isn't done we are on the verge of heading into a modern day version of the 'Group G' saga of the mid-80s.........
Its already that now... bleat and moan loud enough and woo hoo you get a centre diff upgrade, and different turbo manifolds and dump pipes....

Meantime the Subaru Group-N spec car is still more than competitive... and so would the Lancer if it had someone as nutso (in the nicest possible way!) as Simon Evans aboard
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Old 20 Jul 2006, 04:53 (Ref:1660486)   #23
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Its already that now... bleat and moan loud enough and woo hoo you get a centre diff upgrade, and different turbo manifolds and dump pipes....
The upgrades that the Corollas received were purely about bringing the cars up to date from the 1996 Celica GT4 that they were based on.

While the Subarus and Mitsubishis had the latest gear - the Toyotas were using decade-old spec equipment.

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Meantime the Subaru Group-N spec car is still more than competitive... and so would the Lancer if it had someone as nutso (in the nicest possible way!) as Simon Evans aboard
Exactly. There is no concrete evidence that the EVO or the WRX is any slower than the Toyotas. Pedder is often as quick as Evans (but doesn't finish as often), while Herridge made good use of his more "user-friendly" spec Impreza in Tassie.

As for Prodrive taking over the Toyota rally operation - there is no organisation in the country that could build a better rally car than Neal Bates Motorsport.
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As for Prodrive taking over the Toyota rally operation - there is no organisation in the country that could build a better rally car than Neal Bates Motorsport.
How about the geniuses (genii?) that thought a RWD bitza Focus was the path to rallying success?? Three monumental rear end failures, and countless test days still make it as slow as a wet week...
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Old 20 Jul 2006, 08:51 (Ref:1660573)   #25
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How about the geniuses (genii?) that thought a RWD bitza Focus was the path to rallying success?? Three monumental rear end failures, and countless test days still make it as slow as a wet week...
Ah yeah, not them.

Got to feel sorry for Ray Price inheriting that program. Though I think they could do a much better job with the S2000 car - when they are forced to build a 4WD.
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This forum's history is interesting. Could Prodrive still look in this direction?
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How far away from a Toyota v8 Supercar by Prodrive are we.?
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