This is a Czechoslovakian rally car based on Skoda’s 120 model. While it had a classic sedan shape, these models of Skoda were rear engined. Following the success of the Skoda Estelle Rallye in the ’70s and early ’80s, the 130 LR was an evolution of the previous model and its factory effort to build a competitive B-9 (under 1300 cc) Group B rally car. Although it was no match for the upper classes, it did however perform quite well against its direct competition with the likes of the Citroën Visa. After the cancellation of Group B, the car was allowed to compete in national events until 1988. It shared some of its parts with the MTX 160 RS prototype.
|Group/Class||B/9||Homologation number: B-269 (click # to view papers)|
|Type||I-4, OHV 8v, gas||rear, longitudinal|
|Displacement||1289 cc||WRC = 1289 cc|
|Output power – torque||132 HP@ 7500 rpm||115 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm|
|Materials||block: cast iron||cylinder head: cast iron|
|Type||rear wheel drive||5 speed single row manual gearbox|
|Clutch||Sachs, single plate|
|Type||Type-742 steel monocoque sedan chassis with roll cage, trunk spoiler and vents|
|Front suspension||struts, coil springs|
|Rear suspension||struts, coil springs, semi-trailing arms|
|length: 4200 mm (165.4 in)||width: 1610 mm (63.4 in)||height: 1400 mm (55.1 in)|
|wheelbase: N/A||front track: N/A||rear track: N/A|
|Rims – tires||
|Dry/Unladen Weight||800~850 kg (1764~1874 lb)|
|Weight/power||6.1~6.4 kg/HP (13.4~14.1 lb/HP)|
HOMOLOGATION / PRODUCTION VERSION
The 130 lineup was introduced in late 1984. It basically was a 120 model but with a wider track and the larger 58 HP 1.3L engine.
It is unofficially reported that Skoda built 200 units of the 130LR specifically for rally use but that seems unlikely…
For more information about the production Skoda 130, CLICK HERE!
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