The Mini World Rally Car and the Mini Regional Rally Car are two types of mini rally cars. Other mini rally cars include the Peugeot 205 T16, the Fiat 131, the Subaru lmpreza and the Austin Mini Cooper.
To suit the vehicles for rally car racing, Mini engineers redesigned both the Mini World Rally Car and the Mini Regional Rally Car with roll cages and impact protection systems. The Mini World Rally Car comes with a 1.6-liter turbo-charged engine, and an available kit transforms the World Rally Car to meet Regional Rally Car specifications. The famed Mini Cooper mini rally car won the Monte Carlo Rally three times in the mid-1960s, and Mini returned to rally car racing in 2010 after a decades-long break.
A mini rally car that is not Mini brand is the Peugeot 205 T16. The Peugeot rally car resembles the Peugeot compact 205 in appearance. Engineers remodeled the Peugeot 205 T16 for racing efficiency by moving the four-cylinder motor to the rear of the car. This car won rallying world championship titles in 1985 and 1986.
Many racers still opt for the Subaru Impreza rally car. The Subaru Impreza rally car won world titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and rally car drivers and fans applaud its agility. Likewise, the Fiat 131 found success in rally car racing in the late 1970s with a rear-drive racing model. The Fiat 131 boasted a five-speed gearbox and widened wheel arches for added agility.