Lada 2105 VFTS + Homologation Version

Published on: Jan 18, 2016 @ 23:38
Originally Published in: 2015 (old website)
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LADA 2105 VFTS

This is a Russian rally car based on the VAZ-2105 and built by the firm VFTS, which was founded and managed by famous Lithuanian rally driver Stasys Brundza. It competed in a few WRC outings but the car was more competitive in Eastern Europe’s national events, especially in the rally sprint format. It received Group B homologation in late 1982. Production of the VFTS started in 1979 and officially ended in 1990 with a total of 30 units built that sold around the world. However, the car had gained so much notoriety among rally enthusiasts that many privateers started to copy the VFTS. Replicas still compete in various rally club series to this day.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Group/Class B/10 Homologation number: B-222 (click to see papers)
Years active 1982~1990 Homologation

  • start: October 1st 1982
  • end: December 31st 1991
Engine
Type I-4, SOHC 8v, gas front, longitudinal
Displacement 1588 cc WRC = 1588 cc
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Output power – torque 160~180 HP @ 7000~7500 rpm 122~134 lb-ft (165~182 Nm) @ 5500~6000 rpm
Materials block: cast iron cylinder head: aluminum
Aspiration
  • Normal / Natural
  • 2 Weber 45 DCOE carburetors
Ignition N/A
Cooling system water-cooled
Lubrication system N/A N/A
Transmission
Type rear wheel drive Spur 4 or 5 speed single row manual gearbox
Gearbox ratios N/A N/A
Differential ratios N/A N/A
Clutch N/A
Chassis-body
Type FIAT 124 modified steel monocoque chassis with roll cage, widened wheel arches, polycarbonate side windows, roof and trunk spoilers, (1986+) aluminum door panels
Front suspension struts, coil springs
Rear suspension struts, coil springs, reinforced straight axle
Steering system worm roller gear 16.4:1
Brakes
  • F: 252.7 mm discs
  • R: drums
N/A
Dimensions
length: 4090 mm (161.0 in) width: 1725 mm (67.9 in) height: 1400 mm (55.1 in)
wheelbase: N/A front track: 1365 mm (53.7 in) rear track: 1321 mm (52.0 in)
Rims – tires
  • 15 inch rims
  • N/A
Dry/Unladen Weight 920~950 kg (2028~2094 lb)
Weight/power 5.1~5.9 kg/HP (11.3~13.1 lb/HP)
Fuel tank N/A

HOMOLOGATION / PRODUCTION VERSION

Lada 2105

VAZ-2105

VAZ: Volzhsky Avtomobilny Zavod (now AvtoVAZ), is better known as Lada. The 2105, also known as the “Zhiguli”, was based on the Fiat 124 platform, and was introduced in 1979. Incredibly, the production lasted until 2010. While it was obviously conceived as an economy car without any motorsport aspirations, the 2105 is still very popular among Russian and Eastern Europe’s automobile enthusiasts.

There is too many different specifications for this car so I will not be making a spec sheet. In short, the street version in the Group B period made around 70 HP. You can find more by yourself if you CLICK HERE!

PICTURES & VIDEOS

vftsb 130205 130206 Lada VFTS lada_2105_vfts

vaz-2103-3 2105


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