It’s funny how more than 25 years on from its short but sweet career in front-line rallying, the MG Metro 6R4 is still venerated by anyone who’s been near one. With explosive acceleration, a V6 soundtrack and truly unmistakable Group B looks, how could anyone be unmoved?
Sadly, Group B was cut short for the start of the 1987 season, and the astonishingly promising 6R4 was never allowed to reach its full potential in the World Rally Championship. But it made a mark, nevertheless – and this excellent period feature charts its story. Enjoy…
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