Yep, never been as good since. You can argue that modern cars are quicker over a given stage, with uber traction control and suspension, but that's missing the point; those cars were so fantastically raw, with engines right on the limit of what could be done per cc and more enphasis on mechanical engineering. WRC cars are very clever in their way, but when you can buy a 230bhp hot hatch a 300bhp WRC car isn't going to stun you in the same way a 500bhp Quattro S1 did compared to a 110bhp XR3i.
Like you I was 13, 14 at the time and loved every minute.
Spot on. I'll try to reduce the idea to a simple line. Not that it includes a Group B car. And runs backwards in time. But apart from that, it makes sense to me.
R5 GT Turbo: great, fast, fun - R5 GT Turbo Cup: really great, slicks, chipped engine, really, really quick - R5 Turbo