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The secret Volvo 760 Turbo Group A race car

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The secret Volvo 760 Turbo Group A race car

Post by matthew1 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:25 am

https://www.touringcartimes.com/2020/02 ... tOXtUNPjgE
Most people associate Volvo’s racing success of the eighties with the iconic Volvo 240 Turbo, but Volvo originally planned to use the newer 760 Turbo model for its racing activities, going as far as building and testing a prototype in 1983.

However, the car never went beyond the testing stage, despite being the flagship model for the Swedish manufacturer.

The Volvo 240 Turbo had made its Group A racing debut in 1982 in the form of a modified Turbo Cup (a Swedish one-make series run by Volvo) car built by privateer teams, with Volvo evaluating an official programme during 1983.

While the first 240 race cars were hitting the tracks, a dark grey Volvo 760 Turbo Group A evaluation project was running alongside.

The 760 was bigger and heavier compared to the 240, had worse weight distribution and was only available in a four-door configuration compared to the more rigid two-door 242 chassis. However, the 240 model was seven years old at that point, and the 760 – launched in 1982 – was the obvious choice for Volvo to promote.
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