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
Group N
Production

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Specifications

Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5483
Years active 1993-1995 Homologation start: 1/4/1993
Homologation end: 31/12/2004
Engine
Type VW EA827/EA113 R4 16V, code ABF, straight 4cyl, 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 12.0:1
Output power - torgue 220 HP @ 8500 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 54mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 159mm, big end bearing internal diameter 50.6mm
Materials block: PG grey cast iron, 88mm bore spacing cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 32mm inlet valve diameter, 27mm exhaust valve diameter. Angle between inlet valve axis and vertical 25o. Angle between exhaust valve axis and vertical 0o.
Aspiration natural, Bosch/VW Digifant EV8 motronic, electronic multipoint fuel injection, 1999+: Catalytic converter fitted
Ignition mapped electronic with distributor
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system wet sump
Transmission
Type front wheel drive VW 5 or 6 speed gearbox, 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+: 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+: 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) and from 5.083/1 to 3.158/1 helical gears limited slip front differential
Clutch dry single disk
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque Typ 1H1 chassis of VW A3 platform with roll-cage and front subframe for the front suspension. 3 door hatchback steel bodyshell with plastic - polypropylene front and rear bumbers
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower 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 power assisted rack and pinion
Brakes front ventilated disks of 280/295/325/355mm diameter with 4 or 6 piston calipers, rear solid or ventilated disks of 226/254/266mm diameter with 2 piston calipers dual circuit with ABS (anti-lock Braking System) and VW Vacuum servo
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: 1.464 m (57.6") rear track: 1.484 m (58.4")
Rims - tires gravel: 6" - 7" x 15", tarmac: 7.5" x 17" gravel: 205/50-15", tarmac: 205/50 ZR 17, 225-625-17
Weight 970 kg
Weight/power 4.5 kg/HP
Fuel tank

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: -

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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