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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosworth View Post
    OT - Well Alex Camacho is a bi-product of the Madeira/Açores Tarmac championships, so he's a Tarmac specialist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT2ICLZlP6o but drivers like Armindo Araujo and Bruno Magalhães are more well rounded drivers with a lot more under the belt in all surfaces.
    Granted; it was just fun to see a local giving the usual suspects a challenge. When has that last happened in the WRC, Panizzi notwithstanding?
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    Actually Bruno Magalhães was putting on such an increadible pace to the point that Freddy Loix commented on that fact that he was struggling keep the pace of Bruno and that "they are going a little bit too quick for me" http://multimedia.rally-live.com/en/...s.php?num=2389 Comment at Minute 5.59.

    Shame that Bruno had a puncture and a broken rear differential that slowed him 3min dropping from 1st to 10th! He will be running the next IRC in the Rally Príncipe das Astúrias.
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    This video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT2ICLZlP6o that Cosworth posted brings back some awesome memories. The roads in the video are typical of Madeira, other than the main 4 laners. They really are this twisty and hilly - everyone on this forum owes it to themselves to experience Madeira first hand. The country, the people, the food, and the drink is incredible... Damn!! Now I have a craving for a Coral (awesome local cerveja - beer).

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    Yup, some of the best Tarmac stages in the world. Twisty, narrow, lots of elevation changes, numerous hairpins, etc. I never did a rally in Madeira but I was there in 98 and remember real well what it was like driving in those roads, especially in Funchal with cars parked on both sides!!!

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    That's a good looking car (similar to the C4), hopefully it will be as competitive as they plan it to be. This helps to prove my point that S2000 must be a cost-effective class to run as the number of manufacturers/manufacturer supported cars continue to rise.

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    The price of the MG S2000 starts at €168,000 - €250,000
    In US Dollars that works out $247.497 - $368.299

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    I guess cost effective is all relative.
    When I was in Madeira, I was fortunate to meet a local driver Jose Comancho (friend of a friend) and inspect his S1600 206 a few days prior to the rally. Apparently, his car is/was an ex-factory team car and was worth about $150,000US. It was packed with some pretty trick components and had it's fair share of carbon fibre through-out. Very nice car, team, and driver.
    So in perspective, $250,000 (+) for an S2000 AWD rocket isn't too bad... for some. I would say it is a bargain versus a full-on WRC class car at $500,000US+.

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    Prodrive's Used For Sale List
    http://www.prodrive.com/up/Car%20sal...w%20200608.pdf

    WRC Cars are from ~$141,000 for a 97 up to the highest listed ~$635,000 for a 2006
    Group N are ~$1256,000 for a 07 down to ~$101,000.

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    Why do some of them specify "Irish tarmac" instead of just tarmac. Is the Irish tarmac different from a standard tarmac setup?
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