For many years I ran a mini website with information on the Corrado VR6. However, I will be retiring that site in February 2020.
Therefore, in the spirit of datahamster, I will preserve what is arguably the most useful information – the technical summary.
This information has been assembled from the Corrado VR6 Owner’s Manual and various car magazines. Please note that this information is primarily concerned with the European spec (more specifically, the UK spec) Corrado VR6.
|Layout||6-cylinders in a 15° V
(VR6 is “V-Reihenmotor” or “V in-line”).
|Installation||Transverse. Front-wheel drive. Electronic Limited Slip Differential (through ABS sensors) below 15mph|
|Valve gear||2 valves per cylinder, Single camshaft per bank.
Hydraulic maintenance free tappets.
|Bore & Stroke||82.0 x 90.3mm|
|Peak power||190bhp (140kW) at 5800 rpm|
|Peak torque||181lb ft (245Nm) at 4200 rpm|
|Ignition / fuel||Bosch Motronic fuel injection, fully mapped ignition, catalytic converter.|
|Battery V/A (Ah)||12/280 (60)|
|Ratios||1st 3.78, 2nd 2.12, 3rd 1.46, 4th 1.03, 5th 0.84|
|mph / 1000 rpm||1st 5.2, 2nd 9.3, 3rd 13.5, 4th 19.2, 5th 23.5|
|Front||MacPherson struts (Sachs dampers), lower wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar.
Track stabilising steering geometry.
|Rear||Trailing arms with track-correcting bearings, torsion beam axle, anti-roll bar.|
|Type||Rack and pinion|
|Lock to lock||3.1 turns|
|Overview||Diagonally split circuits. Brake servo and load-sensitive brake pressure regulator.|
|Front||280mm ventilated discs|
|Width across mirrors||1824 mm (approx)|
|Height (unladen)||1320 mm (approx)|
|Overhang||880 mm (front), 695mm (rear)|
|Ground clearance||129 mm|
|Unladen weight||1210 kg|
|Kerb weight||1240 kg|
|Axle load limit||930 kg (front) / 710 kg (rear)|
|Total permitted weight||1580 kg|
|Distribution f/r||64% / 36%|
|Turning circle||10.5 m|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70.0 litres (14.5 Imperial Gallons)|
|Wheels||6.5Jx15, 5X100 stud pattern, ET43 offset.|
|Braked 12º incline||1200 kg|
|Max. roof load||75 kg|
|Rear seats up||235 litres|
|Rear seats down||810 litres|
Foot pack 950
Locks 544 (optional)
You do NOT need Short Roof Adaptor 477.
Many websites say you do but you categorically do not – the Corrado has little recesses for the rear feet just above the rear side windows.
If you look on your car, you will see little arrows that show you where they are.
|Others||No information available|
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