WE
UNDERSTAND

Building replicas is a complex process

We understand why so many rally car enthusiasts never get to own their dream vehicle. Donor cars are becoming more scarce and increasingly more expensive. At group B Garage we are true change makers and despite these challenges we strive to give you a slice of the action so you can experience first-hand owning a beautiful machine hassle and risk free. We face any challenges head on and ensure the process is smooth, effortless and cost effective for you.

The Rally Car
Building Process

STEPS TO OWNING YOUR RALLY CAR

You can have a slice of the action and own a custom built rally car from Group B Garage!

Step 2 – Body Kits
A number of specialists create replica body kits for replica builders or enthusiasts. Either by scanning an original Group B rally car, to have a 3D model to work from, or have access to original drawings and designs that may be available.

A fibreglass or carbon Kevlar body can be created from this design by hand crafting the fibreglass layers over a mould and trimming to shape. Past examples include the Lancia Stratos, Lancia 037, Lancia S4, Peugeot 205 T16 and MG Metro 6R4. Doors can be made from steel frames with outer skin made from carbon Kevlar or fibreglass.
Step 4 – Interior, Painting, Decals and Finishing Touches.

Once the interior is fitted out to every last detail – including that sequential or H layout gear shifter. Added to this is the hand brake, replica grade bucket seats plus all the switches and dials, including those important safety controls. The exterior can be then crafted. Using images and donor cars, the look is fine tuned to the exact replica a customer is seeking. Right down to the colour paint code, stickers, and sponsors of the time. Then, exterior lighting, wipers, mirrors, and those iconic rear spoilers are fitted to complete the outside look of the incredible designs of the Group B era. Contact us today at Group B Garage as we complete your very own Rally replica!

Step 1 – Finding Donor Car
A donor car is essential for many reasons. Not only do they offer the vital OEM parts that can be relied on, but they also offer a blueprint for the replica design. A donor car can be picked up for a lot less than a working road version of a rally car. Their engine can be kept or swapped with mechanical knowledge and some research. They are useful for the main core of a build and similar sized cars can make the final Group B replica look so convincing!

A base car may have the core of a completely different model to the replica to be made. For example this Quattro has the V9 Subaru Impreza WRX STI as it has a sophisticated 4WD system, modern engine and drivetrain and was a suitable size similar to the shortened Quattro design, which was different to the Audi 4 seater road car of the 80’s.
Step 3 – Suspension and Mechanicals

Custom suspension setups from the original designs are re-created and mounted to the tubular chassis. Either a double wishbone that are single coilovers, mounted to bespoke hubs that house the Brakes and wheel bearings. Fine picked for the highest performance are the steering racks, axles, and power steering units. These can be selected from the existing donor vehicle or made bespoke.

Step 2 – Body Kits
A number of specialists create replica body kits for replica builders or enthusiasts. Either by scanning an original Group B rally car, to have a 3D model to work from, or have access to original drawings and designs that may be available.

A fibreglass or carbon Kevlar body can be created from this design by hand crafting the fibreglass layers over a mould and trimming to shape. Past examples include the Lancia Stratos, Lancia 037, Lancia S4, Peugeot 205 T16 and MG Metro 6R4. Doors can be made from steel frames with outer skin made from carbon Kevlar or fibreglass.
Step 3 – Suspension and Mechanicals

Custom suspension setups from the original designs are re-created and mounted to the tubular chassis. Either a double wishbone that are single coilovers, mounted to bespoke hubs that house the Brakes and wheel bearings. Fine picked for the highest performance are the steering racks, axles, and power steering units. These can be selected from the existing donor vehicle or made bespoke.

Step 4 – Interior, Painting, Decals and Finishing Touches.

Once the interior is fitted out to every last detail – including that sequential or H layout gear shifter. Added to this is the hand brake, replica grade bucket seats plus all the switches and dials, including those important safety controls. The exterior can be then crafted. Using images and donor cars, the look is fine tuned to the exact replica a customer is seeking. Right down to the colour paint code, stickers, and sponsors of the time. Then, exterior lighting, wipers, mirrors, and those iconic rear spoilers are fitted to complete the outside look of the incredible designs of the Group B era. Contact us today at Group B Garage as we complete your very own Rally replica!

Step 1 – Having a Donor Car Base
A donor car is essential for many reasons. Not only do they offer the vital OEM parts that can be relied on, but they also offer a blueprint for the replica design. A donor car can be picked up for a lot less than a working road version of a rally car. Their engine can be kept or swapped with mechanical knowledge and some research. They are useful for the main core of a build and similar sized cars can make the final Group B replica look so convincing!

A base car may have the core of a completely different model to the replica to be made. For example this Quattro has the V9 Subaru Impreza WRX STI as it has a sophisticated 4WD system, modern engine and drivetrain and was a suitable size similar to the shortened Quattro design, which was different to the Audi 4 seater road car of the 80’s.