In this video we will see an On-board camera of Jean Ragnotti on a Renault Mégane Maxi Kitcar.
This car is equipped with a transverse front engine, with 4 cylinders in line for a total of 2,000 cm3. The distribution is double in head with 16 valves, while the power is with electronic fuel injection.
The kit car is a special type of cars provided by the FIA to encourage manufacturers to take part in the World Rally Championship.
In fact, the stringent rules and especially the production limit of at least 2500 cars in order to participate in competitions has discouraged many automakers.
This had meant that many builders were abandoning the idea of designing and developing cars that could be competitive, since it was supposed to shoulder huge costs.
To avoid this, the F2 category was established which may be entered are the kitcar, with much more flexible and permissive rules and who convinced the Renault, Peugeot, Citroen, Seat and Fiat to take part, registering cars that automakers had already created and placed on the market (such as the Peugeot 206, the Renault Clio or Megane protagonist of the video, the Seat Ibiza or the Fiat Punto) and livening up the rally by increasing the number of crew members.