1984 Metro 6R4
”Development of the 6R4 was taken on with the help of Williams Grand Prix Engineering — and the resultant racer was of course made of funda­mentally different stuff than the production Metro.Panels of Glass Reinforced Plastic and a little bit of steel clothed a seam welded tubular frame — and the car was actually laid out appar­ently on the bigger Austin Maestro; hence that jutted jawed and bulbous backed profile.There was permanent 4WD and the gearbox constructed so that it was relat­ively simple to change ratios and torque bias between the diffs. Rover of course had to make at least 200 of these cars available to homologate them for Group B — and in 1984 you could buy the homologated package which punched to the tune of around 250 BHP, for around £25K.Later specs pushed this already punchy figure closer to the 400 mark — and fully race ready packages of these full Rally monsters would have cost you around £40K.” via

1984 Metro 6R4

”Development of the 6R4 was taken on with the help of Williams Grand Prix Engineering — and the resultant racer was of course made of funda­mentally different stuff than the production Metro.

Panels of Glass Reinforced Plastic and a little bit of steel clothed a seam welded tubular frame — and the car was actually laid out appar­ently on the bigger Austin Maestro; hence that jutted jawed and bulbous backed profile.

There was permanent 4WD and the gearbox constructed so that it was relat­ively simple to change ratios and torque bias between the diffs. Rover of course had to make at least 200 of these cars available to homologate them for Group B — and in 1984 you could buy the homologated package which punched to the tune of around 250 BHP, for around £25K.

Later specs pushed this already punchy figure closer to the 400 mark — and fully race ready packages of these full Rally monsters would have cost you around £40K.” via

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