VW 1303 S Salzburg Rally
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In the years 1971 to 1973 Porsche Salzburg used some performance-enhanced VW 1302 S and VW 1303 S in European rallying. The used VW 1302 and VW 1303 were all painted in an eye-catching silver (color code L9). In the years 1971 to 1973, Porsche Salzburg used some performance-enhanced VW 1302 S and VW 1303 S in European rallying. The VW 1302 and VW 1303 were all painted in silver (color code L96D) and black and had a red-white-red stripe.
This was intended to give the VW Beetle a more sporty image. The Beetles were driven according to the rally regulations of Group 2 at the time, and in some rallies they achieved first places and numerous placements in positions 2 to 10.6D) and black in common, as well as a red-white-red longitudinal stripe.
This was intended to give the VW Beetle a more sporty image. The Beetles were driven according to the rally regulations of group 2 at that time, and in some rallies first places and numerous placings on the ranks 2 to 10 could be achieved.
The rally engines of Porsche Salzburg impressed with remarkable liter performances when measured against VW standards. The official specification is: 120 HP at 6000 rpm. At 1584 ccm, this makes 76 hp per liter of displacement and corresponds to Porsche standard values. The best Super V-engines (1598 ccm) achieve a maximum of 133 hp, although they are based on the much more tuning-friendly VW 411 power unit. However, this top performance has to be bought by giving up almost all elasticity, so that on some tracks a tamer 125 HP engine is already considered the safe type. Compared to this, it is more than remarkable that Porsche Salzburg was able to lure 120 HP out of the Beetle engine, which is less suitable for high performance, and moreover, they knew how to combine this power with good elasticity. Even though the torque curve only reaches its maximum of 13.6 mkg at 5000 rpm, the engine takes off like a buffalo at 2000 rpm.
This 1303 S Salzburg Beetle was built for current rallies according to the old specifications and the homologation for the FIA class for GT cars. As in the past, it is powered by a 1600ccm engine that activates 125 horses. Braking is done with front disc brakes. For cold winter rallies an Eberspächer parking heater is installed.