MG Metro 6R4 Ayrton Senna Test Car 1986

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  1. StarLight

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    The MG Metro 64 is a supermini economy car that was produced by the Austin Rover Group division of British Leyland and its successors. It was launched in 1980 as the Austin miniMetro. It was intended to complement the Mini, and was developed under the codename LC8.

    During its 18-year lifespan, the Metro wore many names: Austin Metro, MG Metro and Rover Metro. It was re-badged as the Rover 100 series in January 1995. There were also van versions known as the Morris Metro and later, Metrovan.

    At the time of its launch, the Metro was sold under the Austin brand. From 1982, MG versions became available. During 1987, the car lost the Austin name, and was sold simply as the Metro. From 1990 until its withdrawal in 1997, the Metro was sold only as a Rover.


    MG Metro 6R4 TEST CAR 1986
    But this one is very special, Ayrton Senna has tested five rally cars in his early years, when is was driving for Lotus. And one of the five was this MG Metro 64.

    Overview
    The 6R4 used a naturally aspirated three-litre, four valve per cylinder V6 design. Producing well in excess of 400bhp in ’International Specification’, the cars remain technically advanced and extremely fast, with the ability to accelerate to 60mph from standstill in 3.2 seconds. 200 units built.


    Specifications
    Production: 200
    Price at launch: £40,000

    Performance
    0-60mph: 3.2secs
    0-100mph: 8.2secs
    Top speed: 125mph
    Power: 410bhp
    Torque: 270lb/ft
    MPG: 10.0mpg

    Engine
    Configuration: V6
    Aspiration: normal
    Fuel: Petrol
    Fuel delivery: electronic fuel injection

    Chassis
    Suspension Front:Independent, coil spring, strut and bottom wishbone, Bilstein telescopic gas filled dampers, anti-roll bar - Ride height, camber, toe-in and anti-roll are all adjustable.

    Suspension Rear:Independent, coil spring, strut bottom wishbone and trail link, Bilstein gas filled telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar - Ride height, camber, toe-in and anti-roll are all adjustable

    Drivetrain:mid-engine AWD
    Steering:rack and pinion
    Bodyframe:spaceframe
    Transmission:Five-speed manual




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  2. CostasDrifter

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  3. Sick Cylinder

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    200 were built of which 180 were "Clubman Spec" cars with 250bhp - these were £40,000. Only 20 cars were built with 410bhp - these were termed "International Spec"

    The engine was designed by David Wood and based on the Ford Cosworth DFV Formula One unit. When Group B cars were banned the spare engines were used up on the Jaguar XJ220 project (with turbo chargers added and power raised to 542bhp).
     
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    YES!! This would go great along the tracks of Swiss Alps and Thaiti, if we still had them... :lol:
     
  5. Sick Cylinder

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    This is a nice clip - Metro 6R4's racing against the amazing John Welch car. I was lucky enough to see these great cars rally crossing at Lydden Hill and Brands Hatch together with the X Trac Escorts, RS200's, Will Gollop turbo 6R4 and many others.

     
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  7. StarLight

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    No, not the same ... this one is the test car the other is the production one.
    And this one was tested by Ayrton Senna not the other one, so technical not the same car and other livery too.

    NO DUPLICATED THREAD!
     
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  9. StarLight

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    Yes, that's it mate .... thanks for heads up!
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  10. Sick Cylinder

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    It is the same car! - Russell Bulgin wrote an article for cars and Car Conversions magazine in 1986 and Ayrton Senna was hired to pose with a variety of rally cars and drive for a day for photos for the magazine.

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  11. StarLight

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    Once again this is the car tested by Senna, see photo of Senna in the car.
    Anyway this is not only about the car, it's about Senna.
    And the livery of this car is completely different from the other thread (1984).
    Sorry, but it's not the same car.



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    C64WDU is the group B rally car that Ayrton Senna world champion drove when he tried his hand at rally driving for a day in a Welsh Forest back in November 1986. C64WDU was the factory test / press car that was loaned to various magazines. The car was also tested by RAC winner Pentti Airikkala.The magazines featuring Ayrton and Pentti are included plus others.

    C64WDU IS A MEMORABLE PIECE OF MOTORSPORT AND GROUP B HISTORY WITH PROVENANCE. 6R4 C64WDU SPECIFICATION:

    ENGINE
    2.5 LTR GOODMAN ENGINE 250 MILES SINCE BUILD BY GOODMAN
    INTERNATIONAL SLIDER INJECTION. SPECIAL MOD ON CAM BELT IDLER GEAR BY GOODMANS.
    MOTEC ECU FITTED AND MAPPED BY GOODMAN.
    NEW COMPLETE PADDLE CLUTCH 100 MILES AGO.
    LATEST OIL TANK BY HEREFORD FABRICATIONS. ORIGINAL TANK SUPPLIED WITH SPARES.
    TWIN OIL COOLERS.

    GEARBOX.
    WORKS GEARBOX BUILT BY GOODMANS WITH LOW INERTIA GEARS ETC. WORKS MOD ON REMOTE GEAR LEVER HOUSING BY GOODMANS.
    DIFFS : BIG FRONT DIFF. SPARE INNER YOKES INCLUDED
    CENTRE DIFFS 45 / 55 and 65 /35. TWO 1.5 STEP OFFS AND ONE QUIET WORKS GROUND 1.3 STEP OFF SUPPLIED BY GOODMANS.
    ALL DIFFS REBUILT BY BARA MOTORSPORT 150 MILES AGO.

    SUSPENSION.
    RECENTLY FITTED WITH THE BILSTEIN SUSPENSION PURCHASED FROM THE Colin McRae 1998 CAR. ( see spares re proflex) SPARE TARMAC FRONT SPRINGS INC.
    PRESENTLY FITTED WITH PERIOD 4 STUD DYMAGS.

    SPARES:
    PAIR GOODMAN LATEST HIGH REV CAMS.


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  12. Sick Cylinder

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    You are right of course Starlight - it is literally a different car. The Metro 6R4 is an iconic car and deserves to be in the game in its own right together with premium versions of the other group B cars - but the version that most merits inclusion is a Full Works International Spec car such as the one raced by Tony Pond.

    I would rather any Ayrton Senna vehicle content was reserved for cars or karts that he actually raced.
     
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  13. StarLight

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    Ok fair enough, no hard feelings ... Ayrton had the most fun with this car so my choice and not for the Sierra or other rally car.
    Have a nice evening.
    :cheers:
     
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