Hyundai Coupe RD group A (1997)
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1997: Hyundai Coupe RD
1999: Hyundai Coupe RD Evo 2

Also called Hyundai Tiburon RD
Service manual

On board: see video

Specifications

Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5571 (03/01 VK)
Years active 1997 - 1998 Homologation start: 1/8/1997
Homologation end: 31/12/2004
Engine
Type Beta G4GF, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front transverse
Capacity 1975.2 cc WRC: 1975.2 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 82.0 x 93.5
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Output power - torgue 250 HP / 7700 rpm 25.0 kgm (245 Nm) / 7100 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 57mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 146.5mm, big end bearing diameter 48mm
Materials block: cast iron cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 32mm inlet valves diameter, 27.5mm exhaust valves diameter. 25.5o angle between inlet valves axis and vertical, 0o angle between exhaust valves axis and vertical
Aspiration natural, with Hyundai/Motec ECI Multi multipoint electronic fuel injection.
1999+: Catalytic converter and intake restrictor (Homologation 19/09VO) fitted
Ignition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system wet sump
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 5 speed manual or X-trac 6-speed sequential gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.308/1 (43/13)
2nd: 1.950/1 (39/20)
3rd: 1.393/1 (39/28)
4th: 1.061/1 (35/33)
5th: 0.837/1 (36/43)
R: 3.250/1 (12/29/39)
1st: 2.733/1 (41/15)
2nd: 2.053/1 (39/19)
3rd: 1.727/1 (38/22)
4th: 1.444/1 (39/27)
5th: 1.241/1 (36/29)
R: 3.250/1 (12/29/39)
1st: 2.571/1 (36/14)
2nd: 1.941/1 (33/17)
3rd: 1.579/1 (30/19)
4th: 1.348/1 (31/23)
5th: 1.217/1 (28/23)
6th: 1.115/1 (29/26)
R: 1.000/1
Diffrential ratio 3.842/1 (73/19), 4.055/1 (73/18). 4.333/1 to 4.833/1(52-58/12), 4.154/1 to 4.538/1 (54-59/13), 3.714/1 to 4.143/1 (52-58/14), 4.000/1 (52/13), 3.923/1 (51/13), 3.667/1 to 3.800/1 (55-57/15) helical gears limited slip front differential
Clutch dry carbon double disk
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque RD chassis with roll-cage. Front/rear steel subframes. 3 door coupe steel bodyshell with polypropylene/TPD bumpers
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower L wishbones, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers, and cabin adjustable antiroll bar with 32-35mm diameter
Rear suspension mac pherson strut with 2 lower transverse and 1 longitudinal links, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers, and cabin adjustable antiroll bar with 12/14/16/18/19/20/22/25mm diameter
Steering system rack and pinion with hydraulic power assistance
Brakes ventilated front disks with 304mm disk diameter and 4 aluminium piston calipers. Solid rear disks with 277mm disk diameter and 2 aluminium piston calipers. 1998+: front/rear ventilated disks with 248-355mm disk diameter and 2/4/6 aluminium piston calipers dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.340 m (170.9") width: 1.735 m (68.3") height: 1.313 m (51.7")
wheelbase: 2.475 m (97.4") front track: 1.465 m (57.7") rear track: 1.450 m (57.1")
Rims - tires 7 x 15" - 16"
Weight 1050 kg
Weight/power 4.2 kg/HP
Fuel tank 70 lt

Results in WRC

Statistics

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Total
Works
Races 3 10 13
Entries/finishes 6/2 17/5 23/7 (30.4%)
Others
Races/F2-A7 wins +1 1/(1) 1 3/(3) 2 1 9/(4)
Entries/finishes 4/3 2/1 2/0 3/3 2/0 1/0 14/7 (50%)
Total WRC results
Races/F2-A7 wins 3 10/(5) 1/(1) 1 3/(3) 2 1 22/(4)
Entries/finishes 6/2 21/8 2/1 2/0 3/3 2/0 1/0 37/14 (37.8%)

Races

Works team:

Season

F2 classification noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE KEN POR ESP TdC ARG GRE N.Z FIN IND S.R AUS RAC
Robert Nicoli
Jim Carlton
works1 24th (3rd) acci dent
Wayne Bell
Iain Stewart
works1 ele ctri cal 17th (4th) acci dent
Dean Herridge
Lyndall Drake
works1 drive shaft
F2 points 11 6 5
Statistics
Works starts/finishes 6/2 2/1 1/1 3/0

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Article from 4T 332, 5/1998

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