240 TURBO GROUP A
Manual, straight cut, gearbox
Price: € 150.000
The Volvo 240 Turbo Group A is a significant chapter in the history of motorsports, showcasing how a manufacturer known for sturdy and reliable family cars made a notable mark in the world of racing. Introduced in the 1980s, the Volvo 240 Turbo was developed to compete in the Group A racing category, a class that featured production-based cars with limited modifications.
The heart of the Volvo 240 Turbo Group A was its robust 2.1-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. Despite its seemingly modest displacement, this engine was a powerhouse, thanks to extensive development and tuning by Volvo's racing division. It produced upwards of 300 horsepower in race trim, a significant figure for the era and the class. The turbocharged engine, coupled with a well-engineered chassis, made the car a formidable competitor on the track.
The Volvo 240 Turbo Group A enjoyed considerable success in various international racing events. One of its most notable achievements was winning the European Touring Car Championship in 1985. This victory was a testament to the car's reliability, speed, and the skill of its drivers. The 240 Turbo also competed admirably in the Australian Touring Car Championship and made appearances in the United States in the IMSA GT Championship.
Turbocharged 2,127cc B21 ET Volvo engine with a cast iron engine block,
8 valves, 4 inline cylinders with aluminum heads.
Getrag M51 5-speed synchronized gearbox with dogleg shifting,
single-disc AP sintered clutch.
Öhlins shock absorbers, refurbished to the original 1983 design with the latest technology.
Front: fully adjustable with uniballs and camber plates.
Rear: adjustable upper control arms, a Panhard rod with uniballs, and aluminum longitudinal control arms.
In length adjustable and available in many different diameters, both solid and tubular.
Front - Brembo Racing calipers and ventilated discs (330 mm),
Rear - AP Racing calipers and ventilated discs (304 mm).
Original Volvo rack and pinion system without power steering.
K-jetronic fuel injection system with an FIA-approved safety tank (80l).
17" BBS wheels with central locking.
Reinforced bodies of 240gt with FIA-approved roll cage.
approx. 1,100 kg.