The death of Group C

The death of Group C

The World Sportscar Championship's move to 3.5-litre engines in the 1990s would result in some incredible machinery - but ultimately the series' demise. Adam Cooper charts Group C's downfall

In 1989 the FIA decided to bring an end to the Group C fuel consumption formula that had been so successful in encouraging a wide diversity of engine solutions from manufacturers.

Instead, the World Sportscar Championship would eventually be open only to 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines, as already used in Formula 1.

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