VW Golf Mk III GTi 16V group A (1993)
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1976: VW Golf Mk I GTi
1983: VW Golf Mk I GTi 1.8
1984: VW Golf Mk II GTi
1986: VW Golf Mk II GTi 16V
1990: VW Golf Mk II Rallye G60
1993: VW Golf Mk III GTi 16V
Development level
Kit Car
Group A
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Specifications

ABA Specs
Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A5483
Years active 1993-1995 Homologation start: 1/4/1993
Homologation end: 31/12/2004
Engine
Type VW EA827 R4 16V, code ABF, straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front transverse with 15o rear inclination
Capacity 1984.5 cc WRC: 1984.5 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 82.5 x 92.8
Compression ratio 10.6:1, 12.0:1
Output power - torgue 220 HP @ 8500 rpm
Main bearings die-forged steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings 54mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 159mm, big end bearing internal diameter 50.6mm, aluminium alloy pistons with 31.6mm compression height, 21mm pin diameter
Materials block: CG25 grey cast iron, 236mm deck height, 294.5mm total height, 88mm bore spacing cylinderhead: cross flow aluminium alloy with hemispherical combustion chambers, 146.4mm height
Cams/valves dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 32mm inlet valves diameter, 27mm exhaust valves diameter. 25o angle between inlet valve axis and vertical. 0o angle between exhaust valve axis and vertical. 2 coil springs per valve
Aspiration natural, Bosch/VW Digifant EV8 motronic, electronic multipoint fuel injection. Production catalytic converter may be dropped. 1999: Catalytic converter must be fitted
Ignition transistorized with ignition maps in ECU, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system jacketed watercooled with pump, radiator, 305mm diameter-7 or 10 blades fan and thermostat 6.5 lt
Lubrication system wet sump with 1 oil cooler 4 lt
Transmission
Type front wheel drive VW 5 or 6 speed manual gearbox, with or without synchromesh, 1995+: 6 or 7 speed sequential gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.300/1 (33/10)
2nd: 1.944/1 (35/18)
3rd: 1.308/1 (34/26)
4th: 1.029/1 (35/34)
5th: 0.837/1 (36/43)
R: 3.060/1 (17/10 x 36/20)
1st: 2.900/1 (29/10)
2nd: 2.267/1 (34/15)
3rd: 1.800/1 (36/20)
4th: 1.458/1 (35/24)
5th: 1.214/1 (34/28)
6th: 1.036/1 (29/28)
R: 2.880/1 (16/10 x 36/20)
1994+: 1st: 3.000/1 (33/11)
2nd: 2.286/1 (32/14)
3rd: 1.765/1 (30/17)
4th: 1.474/1 (28/19)
5th: 1.238/1 (26/21)
6th: 1.043/1 (24/23)
R: 2.945/1 (18/11 x 36/20)
1995, sequential: 1st: 2.846/1 (37/13)
2nd: 2.143/1 (30/14)
3rd: 1.750/1 (28/16)
4th: 1.500/1 (30/20)
5th: 1.316/1 (25/19)
6th: 1.174/1 (27/23)
7th: 1.077/1 (28/26)
R: 3.000/1 (21/7)
1996, sequential: 1st: 3.083/1 (37/12)
2nd: 2.357/1 (33/14)
3rd: 1.933/1 (29/15)
4th: 1.625/1 (26/16)
5th: 1.421/1 (27/19)
6th: 1.263/1 (24/19)
R: 2.692/1 (35/13)
Diffrential ratio 3.684/1 (70/19). Type A: 4.235/1 (72/17), 3.938/1 (63/16), 3.647/1 (62/17), 3.389/1 (61/18), 3.158/1 (60/19).
Type B: 5.083/1 (61/11), 4.786/1 (67/14), 4.615/1 (60/13), 4.462/1 (58/13), 4.214/1 (59/14), 4.071/1 (57/14), 3.867/1 (58/15), 3.733/1 (56/15), 3.563/1 (57/16), 3.438/1 (55/16), 3.294/1 (56/17), 3.176/1 (54/17), 3.056/1 (55/18).
1994: 4.769/1 (62/13).
1995: Type C for sequential gearboxes: additional 1 or 2 optional change gears:
Final drive: 3.333/1 (50/15), 3.643/1 (51/14), 4.000/1 (52/13), 4.417/1 (53/12).
Change gears 1: 23/24, 24/23, 20/20, 21/19 and 23/20.
Change gears 2: 20/20 and 21/19.
1996: Type C final drive: 3.000/1 (51/17), 3.118/1 (53/17), 3.250/1 (52/16), 3.313/1 (53/16), 3.400/1 (51/15), 3.533/1 (53/15), 3.643/1 (51/14), 3.769/1 (49/13), 3.846/1 (50/13), 3.923/1 (51/13), 4.000/1 (52/13), 4.154/1 (54/13), 4.231/1 (55/13), 4.462/1 (58/13), 4.615/1 (60/13), 4.667/1 (56/12)
helical gears limited slip front differential. 1995: Type C, optional 1 or 2 change gears sets with parallel helical gears, output to Type C helical gears limited slip front differential
Clutch dry single plate, 228mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque Typ 1H1 chassis of VW A3 platform with roll-cage and front subframe for the front suspension. 3 or 5 door hatchback steel bodyshell with steel bonnets/doors and polypropylene front and rear bumpers
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower 'L' wishbone, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Rear suspension trailing arm with compound link, torsion beam axle, coil spring, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion with hydraulic power assistance
Brakes Front ventilated discs 280mm diameter with 1 cast iron piston caliper 54mm diameter, rear solid discs 226mm diameter with 1 cast iron piston caliper 38mm diameter.
Front brake cooling ducts on ventilated discs 280/295/325/355mm diameter with 4 aluminium piston calipers 38.1/41.3/44.5mm diameter. rear solid discs 226/254/266mm diameter with 2 aluminium piston calipers 36/38.2/41.3/44.5mm diameter.
1995: aluminium 6 piston calipers 26-42mm diameter for all discs.
1998: Front ventilated discs 375mm diameter with 6 aluminium piston calipers 33.3mm diameter, rear ventilated discs 304mm diameter with 4 aluminium piston calipers 28.6mm diameter
dual circuit with ABS (anti-lock Braking System) and VW Vacuum servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear. ABS and EDS (electric differential locking) may be dropped.
1995: All calipers may have water cooling system with 3.5 lt water tank
Dimensions
length: 4.020 m (158.3") width: 1.702 m (67.0") height: 1.405 m (55.3")
wheelbase: 2.475 m (97.4") front track: 1.450 m (57.1") rear track: 1.434 m (56.5")
Rims - tires 6.5 x 15", gravel: 6" - 7" x 15", tarmac: 7.5" x 17" gravel: 205/50-15", tarmac: 205/50 ZR 17, 225-625-17
Weight 995 kg
Fuel tank 55 lt

Results in WRC

Statistics

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total
Total WRC results
Races/F2-A7 wins 1 8 4 8/(1) 4 4 5 4 5/(1) 40/(2)
Entries/finishes 1/0 9/5 12/4 21/9 7/4 6/2 6/1 4/0 6/2 72/27 (37.5%)

Races

Works team: VW Motorsport

Season

F2 classification noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team M.C SVE POR KEN T.dC GRE ARG N.Z FIN AUS S.R ESP RAC
Jimmy McRae
Chris Wood
Shell Helix Motor Oils acci dent
Statistics
Starts/finishes 1/0 1/0

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Drawings

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Suspension

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1 - 35 Nm
2- Ball joint (Mark installation position. If renewed set to centre of elongated hole and check track)
3- Plate with nuts
4- Self-locking nut, 45 Nm
5- Rear wishbone mounting
6- Connecting link (Up to 04.92)
7- Connecting link (From 04.92)
8- Anti-roll bar
9- Rubber mounting
10- Cap nut
11- Clamp
12- Vibration damper (Not installed on vehicles with VR 6 engine)
13- 25 Nm
14- 25 Nm
15- Sub-frame (Remove sub-frame from below with wishbone but without steering box using gearbox jack V.A.G 1383. After installing check position of steering wheel)
16- Hexagon bolt M 12 x 1.5 x 82 (50 Nm and turn 90° further)
17- Hexagon bolt M 12 x 1.5 x 65 (70 Nm and turn 90° further)
18- Hexagon bolt M 12 x 1.5 x 78 (70 Nm and turn 90° further)
19- 65 Nm
20- Front wishbone mounting
21- 25 Nm
22- Wishbone
23- Hexagon bolt
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1 - Self-locking nut, 60 Nm. This nut is loosened when suspension strut is unbolted from body/suspension turret. Each time the hexagon nut is loosened, the slotted nut on the suspension strut mounting therefore has to be re-tightened to 40 Nm!
2 - Coil spring strut
3 - Self-locking nut, 95 Nm
4 - Bolt
5 - 45 Nm
6 - Drive shaft
7 - Self-locking nut, 265 Nm
8 - Washer
9 - Self-locking nut, 35 Nm
10 - Track rod
11 - Hexagon bolt, 25 Nm
12 - Brake caliper
13 - Brake pads
14 - 50 Nm
15 - Brake disc
16 - Cross-head screw
17 - Wheel hub
18 - Wheel hub (For vehicles with ABS)
19 - Speed sensor rotor (Only on vehicles with ABS)
20 - Hexagon bolt, 10 Nm
21 - Cover plate
22 - Retaining ring
23 - Wheel bearing
24 - Wheel bearing housing
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