Volvo 760 Turbo Group-A /Prototype 01A (Grolle).
Present Owner: Volvo motormuseum in Arendal in Gothenburg,
Builder: Volvo Motorsport,
Build year: 1983.
Chassi no#:  01A.
Car status: Exhibition object at the Volvo museum,
Technical photos 1983:

(photos from 240grupp-A.se archives)

Present technical photos :

(photos from unknown enthusiast)
 
1983-first apperance.

(photos from 240grupp-A.se archives)
 
Present apperance.

(photos from unknown enthusiast)


Background

At the same time when the Infra Paint Volvo 240 Turbo was built an other car was built to, a Volvo 760 Turbo Group-A, as this was to be the successor to the Volvo 240 Turbo. Tests were done to see how competitive the Volvo 760 Turbo really was, it was tested on several occasions but the 760 Turbo never got the chance to race on the track... 

This 760 Turbo was put away for many years but in 1986 it became a exhibit object, for the Volvos museum at Hisingen Island, in Gothenburg here in Sweden.   

In the fall of 1988, there was some people that wanted to homologate the Volvo 760 Turbo, to race the car in ETCC (Group-A). The idea was to use the 2 litre 16-valve engine with turbo, the B204FT engine (this engine was only produced for the Italian market). This because that FISA had changed the turbo coefficient from 1,4 to 1,7 for the WTCC-season 1988. This group of people wanted to homologate parts suchs as a new 5-gear Getrag gearbox, a multilink rear axle (that was in production), a rear wing, flat floor (a so called aerokit), suspension parts, turbo and a exhaust manifold and so on.

What needed to be done was to start production of a new Evolution-model of a total of 500 units (cars), of this Volvo 700-series, just described. The idea
was to match the competition, in this case the new Ford Sierra RS500's. But Volvo Cars was not interested in this idea... Instead the 700- and 900-series 
was national homologated later in 1991. And with some help these Volvo became a great winner.


Text and research by Björn Ohlson©, www.240grupp-A.se® 

 

Racing Calendar

Not available...
 
Date Track Driver Championshio
Not avaiable as this was a prototype and a test car.

This car was tested and driven by:

Eje Elgh

Ulf Granberg