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Five of the wildest cars Walter Röhrl has ever driven

Röhrl doesn't get 'scared'. But these five monsters gave him something to think about

  • Porsche 935

    “In the wet, I was holding the wheel with both hands and jamming my knee against it, but I couldn’t keep it straight. If a car slides at 180kph, it’s OK. At 200kph, it gets a bit tricky."

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  • Porsche Carrera GT

    “It had handling like a race car, but there were big problems with the tyres. We never had a proper tyre for the car. I own one, and it is still on its first set...”

  • Audi A2 Quattro

    “When only two or three people in the world can drive the car properly, maybe it’s not a good idea. But all that power was fun. And the five-cylinder was such a nice sound...”

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  • Audi 90 IMSA

    “It had so much power. Even with slick tyres and four-wheel drive, you’d go round the corner making four black lines behind you. It was fantastic...”

  • Porsche 911 GT2

    “I did 307kph in Pflanzgarten on the Nordschliefe. Faster than I go in a race car. It was getting very loose. There’s no space for mistakes. If you get a twitch, you’d disappear...”

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