Originally Posted by a2cpc
Oh, I agree, but the Yaris that is entered appears to be FWD. I don't know how the new regulations read, but I don't think it is the same class as the Fiestas and Citreons and Peugeots. Again I have not read the rules, but in days of old, FWD and RWD competed against each other...As always, I am old and could be completely wrong. There is this out there already...
Not sure why it doesn't just show.
All the top level WRC cars get similar transmissions with I4 turbo 4s and AWD. As far as I know, the Mini was the only car that offered AWD in the street going version and I know it shared nothing with the WRC car, likely not even layout.
Currently, all that's needed to homologate(sp?) is the base platform and the engine block (maybe)...so don't get worked up over "having a 1.6T in the lineup" The flat four configuration is more of an obstacle than the size of engine ever will be.
As the cars get smaller, the mass forward layout of Subaru's AWD makes it more of a non-competitor.