Corrado VR6 Technical Information

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.

Engine

Displacement 2861cc
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
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Peak power 190bhp (140kW) at 5800 rpm
Peak torque 181lb ft (245Nm) at 4200 rpm
Specific output 66bhp/litre
Ignition / fuel Bosch Motronic fuel injection, fully mapped ignition, catalytic converter.
Battery V/A (Ah) 12/280 (60)
Alternator, amps 70

 

Gearbox

Type 5-speed manual
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
Final drive 3.39:1

 

Suspension

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.

 

Steering

Type Rack and pinion
Lock to lock 3.1 turns

 

Brakes

Overview Diagonally split circuits. Brake servo and load-sensitive brake pressure regulator.
Front 280mm ventilated discs
Rear 226mm discs
ABS Standard

 

Dimensions and weights

Length 4050 mm
Width 1690 mm
Width across mirrors 1824 mm (approx)
Height (unladen) 1320 mm (approx)
Overhang 880 mm (front), 695mm (rear)
Ground clearance 129 mm
Wheelbase 2475 mm
Unladen weight 1210 kg
Kerb weight 1240 kg
Payload 370 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 & Tyres

Wheels 6.5Jx15, 5X100 stud pattern, ET43 offset.
Tyres 205/50 R15V

 

Load limits

Braked 12º incline 1200 kg
Unbraked 600 kg
Max. roof load 75 kg

 

Luggage capacity

Rear seats up 235 litres
Rear seats down 810 litres

 

Roof rack

Thule Bars 761
Foot pack 950
Kit 094
Locks 544 (optional)
Note:
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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