WRC Promoter has welcomed exciting new rally car technical regulations to be introduced to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017.
The outline principles, which mean World Rally Cars will boast a dramatic and assertive fresh look and more power, were approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council in Mexico City.
Oliver Ciesla, managing director of WRC Promoter, which owns the commercial rights to the championship, said WRC fans could look forward to ‘a thrilling spectacle and heightened levels of excitement’.
“An already exhilarating sport will become even more so in 2017 thanks to the WMSC’s approval of new technical principles today, and fans have every right to be excited about the positive direction in which WRC is heading here,” said Ciesla.
The 2017 principles are an evolution of those currently in use and highlights include:
More individual and dramatic looking cars thanks to a new aerodynamic package which allows bigger rear wings, greater overhangs for front and rear bumpers and larger door sills.
Power increase to 380bhp will provide greater speed and acceleration via an increase in the turbo restrictor size from 33mm to 36mm.
Minimum weight of cars reduced by 25kg to 1175kg.