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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice
felgin - not that I applaud the tone, but like the original post said, dont knock what you dont know: I can name a few 'euro style' off-road rally cars that would run with the SCORE, or 'PRO-TRUCKS' no problem - specific example, the Schlesser buggy. mid engined, 650HP turbo 4 renault motor, 8speed manual, awd (actually mechanical 4wd, but with no low range) 24"+ rear travel, and 18" front travel. top speed is reportedly 250 -260 kph ( 163 mph): its as specialised as the pro trucks, but meets a different set of rules & specs.
rally races like the Paris-Dakar are run in stages for a few reasons, not the least of which is that they actually require navigational skills - you dont 'follow a course' - its real world, 'whats over the next hill' driving....far harder on the drivers nerves, and judgement than organised tracks. imaging going over a dune, only to find that its a shear 100 foot drop. or rounding a 100mph corner through trees, to suddenly find yourself in a herd of camels....
either way - find me a sponsor, and I'd be glad to drive SCORE, SODA, Pro-Trucks, or euro rally racing! face it - different strokes for different folks..but they're all fun.