A RALLY CAR BORN & BRED

The tiny “Gorde” with its RWD, rear engine layout proved perfect for the bumpy twisting roads of rallies such as the Tour de Corse. In 1965, the R8 Gordini even beat a works Alpine A110, and in 1967 it won the San Remo in Italy. The car was still competitive in the 1970 Monte Carlo Rally and it took the likes of the Porsche 911s, which had more than twice its horsepower, to beat it.