The Metro was a mini car meant for city driving and was developed by Austin Rover of British Leyland. MG’s operations that were taken over by British Leyland earlier, marketed this new car as the MG Metro.
The racing variant that was developed in close cooperation with external F1 specialists Williams GP Engineering, was a 6-cylinder, rear engined and having a 4WD (therefore, the moniker 6R4) had a 3.0 litre engine that evolved out of a rover made V8 engine. With the body and other specs being kept within the rule book, the MG Metro 6R4 could easily participate in races that came under group B classification.
A French Rally Championship race called the Critérium des Cévennes organized since 1956 attracts a large number of French participants every year. At the 1986 edition held between 8-9th November, 1986 at Montpellier, this 277 km race was won by famous Auriol Didier and Occelli Bernard who drove car #5.
With 87 participants for the 1986 edition, the third position was taken by other famous driver/s Jean Ragnotti with co-driver Pierre Thimonier driving a Renault 11 Turbo.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening model|
|- High precision miniature models|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||14 x 7 x 5|
|Color||Red / Yellow|
|Theme||Racing - Rally|