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Olle Arnesson already was a veteran of rallycross when the Group B era came along. In the European Championship, he had already won the 1980 title while driving a Porsche. He switched to an Audi quattro and captured the 1983 & 1986 titles. For the 1987 season, he switched to a short wheelbase Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 where he finished 3rd. Arnesson’s S1 competed in the European Championship until 1989 when he quit to compete in his national Swedish series instead. The car went through several liveries and aerodynamic variations over the years up until the Group B cars were forcefully retired from rallycross in 1992. Arnesson still owns the car and has since made appearances in retro race events.
Little is known about the full specifications of Arnesson’s S1 E2 but since the WRC version was known to produce up to 600 HP, it is safe to assume that it probably had been augmented in the area of 700 to 800 HP in the rallycross horsepower wars.
|Group/Class||Formula A / Division 2||Championships: none|
|Years active||1987~1992||Best finish: 3rd (1987)|
|Type||I-5, DOHC 20v, gas engine||located front longitudinal with 27.5o right inclination|
|Output power – torque||600+ HP @ – rpm||– lb-ft @ – rpm|
|Materials||block: aluminium||cylinder head: aluminium|
|Ignition||electronic / firing order 1-2-4-5-3|
|Lubrication system||dry sump with 1 oil cooler|
|Type||four wheel drive||5 or 6 speed manual gearbox|
|Differential ratio||N/A||torsen center differential with Ferguson coupling and adjustable torque distribution 20%-80% to 80%-20% front to rear automatically|
|Clutch||dry – double plate|
|Type||Steel monocoque Typ-85 chassis version of VW B2 platform shortened by 320mm with roll-cage. Typ-81 windshield. Front steel subframe. 2 door coupe steel/kevlar bodyshell with plastic front/rear bonnets and bumpers. Aerodynamic spoilers to the front and rear of the car to increase downforce.|
|Front suspension||McPherson strut with lower wishbone, coil spring, gas shock absorber and antiroll bar|
|Rear suspension||McPherson strut with lower wishbone, 1 longitudinal radius arm, coil spring, gas shock absorber and antiroll bar|
|Steering system||rack and pinion with hydraulic power assistance||12.4:1|
|Brakes||front/rear ventilated rotors with 4 piston calipers||dual circuit with servo|
|length: 4240 mm (166.9 in)||width: 1860 mm (73.2 in)||height: 1344 mm (52.9 in)|
|wheelbase: 2224 mm (87.6 in)||front track: 1520 mm (59.8 in)||rear track: 1502 mm (59.1 in)|
|Rims – tires||16 inch||Firestone|
|Dry/Unladen Weight||1050 kg (2315 lb) *estimated||Bias: N/A|
|Fuel tank||25 liters|
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