VW Golf Mk III Kit Car (1997)
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1997: VW Golf Mk III Kit Car
1999: VW Golf Mk IV Kit Car
Development level
Kit Car
Group A
Group N

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Specifications

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Group/Class A/7 Kit Car Homologation number: A5483 (08/01 VK)
Years active 1996-1998 Homologation start: 1/11/1996
Homologation end: 31/12/2004
Engine
Type VW EA827/EA113 R4 16V, code ABF, straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine located front transverse with 15o rear inclination
Capacity 1990 cc WRC: 1990 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 83.9 x 90.0
Compression ratio 13.2:1
Output power - torgue 250-260 HP, 285 HP / 8250 rpm 25.5 kgm (250 Nm) / 6500 rpm
Main bearings die-forged steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings 54mm diameter connecting rod length between centers 160mm, big end bearing internal diameter 49mm, aluminium alloy pistons 21mm pin diameter
Materials block: CG25 grey cast iron, 236mm deck height, 88mm bore spacing cylinderhead: cross flow aluminium alloy with hemispherical combustion chambers
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
Aspiration natural, Bosch/VW Digifant EV8 motronic, electronic multipoint fuel injection, Production catalytic converter may be dropped. 1999: Catalytic converter must be fitted
Ignition mapped electronic with distributor
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 5 or 6 or 7 speed manual or 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)
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)
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)
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), 4.769/1 (62/13).
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), 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).
Change gears 1: 23/24, 24/23, 20/20, 21/19 and 23/20.
Change gears 2: 20/20 and 21/19
helical gears limited slip front differential. Type C, optional 1 or 2 change gears sets with parallel spiral 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 cross member subframe for front suspension. 3 or 5 door hatchback steel bodyshell with steel bonnets/doors and polypropylene front and rear bumpers. Rear plastic aerfoil, and small fender's plastic extensions
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 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.
ABS and EDS (electric differential locking) may be dropped.
Aluminium 6 piston calipers 26-42mm diameter for all discs.
All calipers may have optional water cooling system with 3.5 lt water tank.
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 ration split front to rear
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 gravel: 7.5" x 15", tarmac: 7.5" x 17" gravel: 205/50-15", tarmac: 205/50 ZR 17, 225-625-17
Weight 995 kg, 2000: 1000kg
Fuel tank 55 lt

Results in WRC

Statistics

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total
Total WRC results
Races/(A7-F2 wins) 6/(2) 9/(2) 3 1/(1) 1 20/(5)
Entries/finishes 8/5 18/10 6/4 1/1 1/1 34/20 (58.8%)

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
Jörgen Jonasson
Nicklas Jonasson
Volkswagen Motorsport Team Sweden 14th (1st)
Tapio Laukkanen
Risto Mannisenmäki
21
Blue Rose Team 19th (3rd) 11th (2nd)
Alister McRae
David Senior
S.B.G. Sport 21st (4th) 9th (1st) eng ine dis qual ified
Georg Reitsperger
Vassilis Haritos
VW Audi Pazaropoulos dnf
Statistics
Starts/finishes 8/5 3/3 1/1 1/0 1/1 1/0 1/0

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