What are the different car groups

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What are the different car groups

Postby rick42 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:35 pm

I see group 5 cars and so on. What is the group thing and how is one group different from the other. Yeah , I’m showing my noviceness.
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Re: What are the different car groups

Postby chappyman66 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:10 pm

The "group" refers to the FIA classification of the cars and the associated rules.
The "Group 5" cars were ostensibly "production" cars underneath but managed to sprout huge engines and interesting aero aids.
The vintage Can-Am cars are sometimes called Group 7 because that was the FIA classification at the time.

The groups evolved and changed over time, so Group 5 cars from the 60s are different than the late 70s Gr5 cars that are popular slot cars today.
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