Originally Posted by smellbird
I alwyas thought it would be fun to do, with a different car though. The Bonne'* turn radius could definately be better, plus I'd want something with a stronger suspension.
Too bad the U.*. has such strict rules for Rally, I love WRC racing.
there really isn't that strict of rules unless you go Pro Rally. or rather...there are a LOT of rules, but it not hard to comply.
There are many classes or rally cars. In the production classes, pretty much all you can do is swap the tires, gut the interior and add a role cage. Vehicle minimal weight is determined by engine displacement which for a lot of cars is not that much different than their curb weight. I don't even think you can update or backdate many parts.
the WRX - Focus - Neon'* of Pro Rally are $100,000. In theory, all it really costs you to rally is the cost of the car and putting in a rollcage and you entrance fees.
the SCCA dropped their Rally sponsorship, but Rally-America picked it up. You can download a PDF rule book on the site.