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The French based Oreca preparation company has been issuing concept images showing how the new future rally cars will look when the standardised rally components have been installed.  

Oreca hold the supply rights for equipment for the FIA’s new R4-Kit rally formula.

Images show a Dacia Sandero and Lada Kalina (pictured above), while the first car to be prepared under the new kit rules will be based on a Toyota Etios.  

The company is working on objectives to make these four-wheel drive cars cost 30-35% less than the current R5 rally cars, using a 1.6 litre turbo engine producing around 265bhp.  

It is believed that the Etios was chosen because the Oreca engineer, Olivier Maroselli, a former WCR engineer, had earlier been responsible for the work on the Toyota Etios R5 for the Paraguay Toyota importers.

- Martin Holmes 

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