How bonkers Group B replacements eluded the WRC

How bonkers Group B replacements eluded the WRC

When Group A succeeded Group B, the World Rally Championship lost a big part of its appeal. It could have been so different if Group S hadn't been scrapped

Knockhill's not the first place that comes to mind when you think of a global car giant developing a cutting-edge rally car.

But that's where Toyota Team Europe ended up in the mid-1980s; Fife found favour in an attempt to keep Cologne's secret safe. That secret was codenamed 222D. It was Toyota's first foray into four-wheel drive rallying - an MR2-based Group S car.

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