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
Production

Specifications

Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5483 (08/01 VK)
Years active 1996-1998 Homologation start: 1/11/1996
Homologation end: 31/12/2004
Engine
Type R4 16V, code ABF, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke located front transverse
Capacity 1995 cc WRC: 1995 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 84.0 x 90.0
Compression ratio 13.2:1
Output power - torgue 285 HP / 8250 rpm 25.5 kgm (250 Nm) / 6500 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 54mm diameter connecting rod length between axis 160mm, big end bearing internal diameter 48mm
Materials block: PG grey cast iron 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 motronic fuel injection, 1999+: Catalytic converter fitted
Ignition electronic
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 5 or 6 speed gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.300/1
2nd: 1.944/1
3rd: 1.308/1
4th: 1.029/1
5th: 0.837/1
1st: 2.900/1
2nd: 2.267/1
3rd: 1.800/1
4th: 1.458/1
5th: 1.214/1
6th: 1.036/1
Diffrential ratio 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 subrame for the front suspension. 3 door hatchback steel bodyshell with plastic - polypropylene front and rear bumbers. Rear synthetic aerofoil
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower wishbone and anti roll bar
Rear suspension semi-independent trailing arm with torsion beam axle, coil spring and anti roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion
Brakes ventilated disks with 6/4 piston calipers front/rear, 280/295/325/355/375mm front and 226/254/266/304mm rear disks diameter adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.020 m (158.3 in) width: 1.702 m (67.0 in) height: 1.405 m (55.3 in)
wheelbase: 2.475 m (97.4 in) front track: 1.464 m (57.6 in) rear track: 1.484 m (58.4 in)
Rims - tires gravel: 7" x 15", tarmac: 7.5" x 17" gravel: 205/50-15", tarmac: 205/50 ZR 17, 225-625-17
Weight 970 kg, 2000+: 1000kg
Weight/power 3.4 kg/HP
Fuel tank

Results in WRC

Statistics

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total
Total WRC results
Races/(A7-F2 wins) 7/(2) 9/(2) 3 1/(1) 1 21/(5)
Entries/finishes 9/5 18/10 6/4 1/1 1/1 35/20 (57.1%)

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
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
Mikhail Narishkin
Oleg Pialin
dnf
Statistics
Starts/finishes 9/5 1/0 3/3 1/1 1/0 1/1 1/0 1/0

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