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VW GOLF SCRC

The VW Golf SCRC was designed to compete in championships that run open class-type regulations for two litre turbocharged cars with four wheel drive. Since its debut in the 2015 Chinese Rally Championship, the car has dominated. In 2015 it won both drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles, secure the manufacturers’ title again in 2016 and this year took the drivers’ title.

The car is based on the latest VW Golf Mk VII and has been built to World Rally Car regulations. It houses many of the proven systems and components including an Xtrac gearbox and differentials, AP Racing brakes, a roll cage and safety features that encompass the latest FIA regulations.

Initially the car was built to the Chinese Rally Championship regulations. However, we’ve used our expertise and intuition to ensure it can readily be modified to suit almost any suitable open class type championship in the world. Its base two-litre engine is also already used successfully in rallycross.

The Golf SCRC’s aerodynamics – in particular the composite rear wing – were all developed in-house by us. The bodywork takes the standard steel panels from a five door Golf, with specially developed flexible carbon composite front and rear bumpers and wings. These impact resistant panels are far more durable and help maintain the aerodynamic performance at the front.

The Golf SCRC also features Macpherson strut suspension at both the front and rear, with Prodrive-Ohlins dampers and hydraulic compression stops. In fact, Many of the suspension components, including the anti-roll bars and uprights, are interchangeable front to rear to minimise the number of spares – another example of how we strive to achieve optimal efficiency in every area.

SCRC SPECIFICATION

CHASSIS

 

VW Golf VII five door bodyshell

Prodrive roll cage to latest FIA standards

Standard VW steel panels plus flexible composite front and rear bumper and wings

Carbon composite rear wing

 

ENGINE

 

VW 2 litre, four cylinder, port fuel injection, double overhead cam

Garrett turbo with 35 mm restrictor (CRC regulations) 2 bar maximum boost

Cosworth engine management system

Lead acid battery (Li-ion optional)

Power >300 bhp

 

TRANSMISSION

 

Permanent four wheel drive

Gearbox:  Xtrac 6 speed sequential (WRC spec) with steering column mounted manual gear shift

Clutch: AP Racing sintered twin plate

Front diff: Xtrac plated limited slip (WRC spec)

Rear diff: Xtrac plated limited slip (WRC spec)

Hand brake rear differential release

INTERIOR

 

FIA 8862 seats with head protection and six point Sparco harness

Prodrive designed AP Racing pedal box

Lifeline fire extinguisher system

Prodrive wiring harness

Prodrive driver display

Cosworth co-driver display

ATL fuel tank and system

 

SUSPENSION & STEERING

 

Front: Prodrive Ohlins Macpherson strut,

           3 way adjustable damper

Rear:  Prodrive Ohlins Macpherson strut,

           3 way adjustable damper

 

Prodrive designed hydraulic power assisted steering rack

WHEELS & BRAKES

 

Gravel:

 

15” x 7” ATS wheels

 

Front: AP Racing 4 pot calipers and 300 mm   

           discs      

Rear:  AP Racing 4 pot calipers and 300 mm

           discs

 

Tarmac:

 

18” x 8” ATS wheels

 

Front: AP Racing 4 pot calipers 355 mm discs      

Rear:  AP Racing 4 pot calipers 355 mm discs

 

 

DIMENSIONS

 

Length:  4110 mm

Width:    1820 mm

Weight:  1200 kg (FIA minimum weight)

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