World Rally Car – Ultimate Specification & Video – What WRC Should Be Running

World Rally Championship is an amazing motorsport series held around the world in some of the most exotic destinations.

Since 2011, the WRC car specifications are a 1.6L, direct injected turbo charged engine with a maximum pressure of 2.5 bar through a 33mm air inlet, which limits power to about 230kW and 430Nm with a minimum weight of 1350kg . In this configuration, World Rally Cars are very, very fast as can be evidenced by the video below.

Recently I watched a video on The Smoking Tire which showcased a young New Zealand rally car driver named Alex Kelsey who has manufactured his own WRC inspired rally car, yes you read that correctly – he built himself a world rally car.

Unlike a World Rally Car, Alex’s creation didn’t have those same limitations – so he is packing a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 from a Formula Renault that produces 335kW (450hp) and his car is more than 200kg lighter than a WRC specification vehicle. It hauls arse, 0-100kph in 2.6s and 0-200kph in 7.0s flat.

I love the sound of it, it screams like an angry banshee and would make WRC even more of an awesome spectator sport – like when F1 still ran V10 and V12 engines!