The ‘VK Group A Group 3’ was effectively a VK Group A in a Group Three shell, combining the refinements of the Group 3 with the extra performance of the Group A’s engine. The build was limited to 48 and was based on the Berlina, receiving full instrumentation and tinted tail lights, but no electrics.
This new car was available in Formula Blue Only and had the optional rearward facing bonnet scoop. Some of the Group A Group 3’s were fitted with Momo Star rims instead of the Aero’s as well as the optional T5.
Being the best of both world’s, these are highly desirable cars and command a high price second hand
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
4.987 Litre (304 Cubic Inch) HDT Modified Pushrod V8, Overhead Valve – 2 valves per cylinder; Compression Ratio: 8.8:1; Bore x Stroke (mm): 101.6mm x 77.8mm; Maximum Power 196kw @ 5200rpm; Maximum Torque: 418Nm of Torque @ 3600rpm.
4 barrel Rochester Carburettor and port matched inlet manifold. HDT Cold Air Induction with chrome air cleaner lid.
M21 4 Speed standard. T5G 5 Speed optional at additional cost of $2850.
Final Drive: 3.08
Single Dry Plate
Power assisted rack and pinion. 3.3 Turns lock to lock.
Front: Fully independant. Macpherson struts with coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle located by trailing arms and Panhard rod. Coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Split circuit hydraulic system with power booster.
Front: 281 Ventilated discs.
Rear: 281 Discs.
WHEELS & TYRES
16″ x 7″ HDT Aero rims with 225/50/16 Pirelli P7 tyres. 16″ x 7″ and 16″ x 8″ Momo star rims were optional
Top Speeds: (km/h@rpm)
400m: 15.54 seconds (143 km/h) per Motor Magazine, 15.0 seconds per ‘Spotlight on Brock’
Top speed: 215 km/h
0-100: 7.0 seconds