Subaru Leone III RX Turbo group A (1985)
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Specifications

Group/Class A/8 Homologation number: A 5259 (saloon), A 5305 (coupe)
Years active 1985 - 1989 Homologation start: 1/3/1985, 1/7/1986
Homologation end: 31/12/1999
Engine
Type EA-82T, V4 (180o), 4 stroke located front longitudinal
Capacity 1781.6 cc WRC: x 1.4 = 2494 cc, 1988+: x 1.7 = 3029 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 92.0 x 67.0
Compression ratio 7.6:1
Output power - torgue 180 HP / 6400 rpm
190 HP / 6500 rpm
23.4 kgm (230 Nm) / 5200 rpm
Main bearings 3 of 55mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 117mm, big end bearing diameter 48mm
Materials block: aluminium alloy, 360mm height cylinderhead: aluminium alloy, 90.6mm height
Cams/valves 2 x 1 overhead camshaft (SOHC), belt driven 2 valves/cyl. - 8 valves total. 42mm inlet valve diameter, 35.5mm exhaust valve diameter. 0o angle between inlet/exhaust valve and vertical. 2 coil springs per inlet/exhaust valve
Aspiration IHI RHB52 VF7 watercooled turbocharger. Jidoshakiki EGI Multi-point electronic fuel injection pressure 1.8 bar
Ignition Electronic engine management system with long term fault memory and multi-function self-diagnostics. It makes possible diagnose problems by reading computer's memory. Firing order 1-3-2-4
Cooling system watercooled 5 lt
Lubrication system wet sump 4 lt
Transmission
Type 4 wheel drive 5MT 5 speed dual range gearbox (hi/low)
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.545/1 (39/11)
2nd: 1.947/1 (37/19)
3rd: 1.366/1 (41/30)
4th: 0.972/1 (35/36)
5th: 0.781/1 (32/41)
R: 3.416/1 (41/12)
Low range: 1.590/1
1st: 3.909/1 (43/11)
2nd: 2.412/1 (41/17)
3rd: 1.783/1 (41/23)
4th: 1.242/1 (41/33)
5th: 0.943/1 (33/35)
R: 3.416/1 (41/12),
discontinued from 1986+
1986+: 1st: 3.900/1 (39/10)
2nd: 2.437/1 (39/16)
3rd: 1.769/1 (46/26)
4th: 1.242/1 (41/33)
5th: 0.946/1 (35/37)
R: 3.416/1 (41/12)
1988+: 1st: 3.545/1 (39/11)
2nd: 2.111/1 (38/18)
3rd: 1.448/1 (42/29)
4th: 1.088/1 (37/34)
5th: 0.871/1 (34/39)
R: 3.416/1 (41/12)
Diffrential ratio front/rear 3.700/1 (37/10), 3.900/1 (39/10), 4.125/1 (33/8) locked center differential, 1st output to helical gears transfer box, 2nd output through hollow secondary gearbox shaft to hypoid spiral bevel gears limited slip front differential. Hypoid spiral bevel gears limited slip rear differential
Clutch dry, single disk 225mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque E-AG6 chassis with roll-cage. 4 door saloon or 2 door coupe steel bodyshell, with steel supported polypropylene bumbers
Front suspension Mac pherson strut with lower L wishbones, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension semi trailing arm with coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion with hudraulic power assistance
Brakes front ventilated disks 242mm disk diameter with 1 cast iron piston caliper, 1988+: 260mm disk diameter with 2 cast iron piston calipers. Rear drums 180mm diameter, or solid disk 226mm disk diameter with 1 cast iron piston caliper, 1988+: ventilated disk with 242mm disk diameter dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.370 m (172.0") width: 1.660 m (65.4") height: 1.425 m (56.1")
wheelbase: 2.465 m (97.0") front track: 1.415 m (55.7") rear track: 1.425 m (56.1")
Rims - tires 5,5" x 13" or 6" x 14" Bridgestone
Weight 1100 kg
Weight/power 5.8 kg/HP
Fuel tank 60 lt

Results in WRC

Statistics

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Total
Works
Races/(gr A wins) 1/(1) 2/(1) 4 1 3 11/(2)
Entries/finishes 3/3 6/2 6/5 6/5 4/1 25/16 (64%)
Others
Races/(gr A wins) +3/(2) +5 +3 +5 +3 1 1 1 22/(2)
Entries/finishes 12/2 20/10 15/5 9/3 6/3 1/1 3/3 2/1 68/28 (41.2%)
Total WRC results
Races/(gr A wins) 4/(3) 7/(1) 7 6 6 1 1 1 33/(4)
Entries/finishes 15/5 26/12 21/10 15/8 10/4 1/1 3/3 2/1 93/44 (47.3%)
Total points 10 18 19 13 7 67
(2.030 per race)
(0.720 per entry)

Works team:

  • works1: Subaru Motor Sport Group (1985)
  • works: Fuji Heavy Industries (1986-1988)
  • works2: Subaru Technica International (1989+)

Races

Season

Group A classification is noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C SVE
Entry list
POR KEN TdC GRE N.Z ARG FIN S.R (CdI) RAC
Mike Kirkland
Mike Doughty
works1 12th (3rd)
'Possum' Bourne
Michael Eggleton
works1 8th (1st)
Tony Teesdale
Bob Haldane
works1 10th (2nd)
Frank Tundo
Q. Thomson/ Richard Halls
works1 tran smis sion*
Erkki Pitkänen
Steve Mynott
Subaru Sport eng ine
Peter Geitel
Kaj Häkkinen
Subaru Sport tur bo
John Morton
Peter Bland
Subaru Sport gear box
Carlo Vittuli
Robin Nixon
10th (1st)
Mark Jennings
Rodney Hicks
Guardian Real Estate dnf
Patrick Njiru
Dave Macharia
OTL
Ciaraldi sus pen sion
T. Fowkes gear box
Saito tran smis sion
Alessandro Molino
Christian Masséla
6th (1st)
Alec Cannon
Fiona Beacon
turbo
Total points
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10 1 4 5
Statistics
Works starts/finishes 3/3 3/3
Others starts/finishes 12/2 6/1 1/0 1/1 4/0

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'Possum' Bourne in New Zealand '87
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Mike Kirkland in Safari rally '86
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Coupe '86

Drawings

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