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Zakspeed Ford Capri Turbo Gr5
Page 1: Origins of the Zakspeed Capri
Page 2: Development & first season
Page 3: Race History 1979-1980
Page 4: Race History 1981-1983
Page 5: Technical Details & Liveries
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ZAKSPEED/FORD LIVERIES 1978-1983

IMAGEDETAILS
'Mampe Halb & Halb'
(Black with yellow/red flashes)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Hans Heyer
1978-1979
'Sachs'
(White with blue flashes)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Harald Ertl
1979
'D & W'
(Black with blue flashes)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Klaus Niedzwiedz
1979-1980
'Kraus/Würth'
(Black with white/red)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Klaus Ludwig
1980
'Pentosin'
(Black with yellow/green)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Jürgen Hammelmann
1981
'Würth Montage Technik'
(White with black/red)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Klaus Ludwig
1981
'Liqui-Moly/Nigrin'
(White with green/red)
Team Liqui-Moly
Manfred Winklehock
1981
'Jägermeister'
(Flat orange)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Klaus Ludwig
1982
'D & W'
(White with blue stripes)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Klaus Niedzwiedz
1982
'Ford & Sport/Pentosin'
(White with blue/red)
Team Zakspeed Ford
Lili Reisenbichler/Jorg Van Ommen
1982/1983

TECHNICAL DETAILS - DIVISION 1 CAR


Engine:
Ford Cosworth BDA four cylinder, alloy head with 16 valves. Equipped with KKK turbocharger, boosting to 1.5 bar. Capacity 1745cc (87.4mm bore x 72.75mm stroke)

Output:
552 bhp at 9000 rpm

Fuel System:
Bosch injection, mechanical

Chassis:
Space frame chassis from welded alloy piping. Quick lift jacks. Kevlar 49 plastic coachwork with skeletal Capri steel cockpit area. MacPherson/live axle suspension, alloy hubs, brakes as late works. Side rads and coolers, Garrett twin intercoolers at front. Deep front spoiler and separate rear wing.

Dimensions and Weight:
Wheelbase 2560mm, length 5060mm, width 1980mm, height 1150mm and weight 790kg.

Performance: 186 mph


TECHNICAL DETAILS - DIVISION 2 CAR


Engine:
Ford Cosworth BDA four cylinder, alloy head with 16 valves. Equipped with KKK turbocharger, boosting to 1.5 bar. Capacity 1427cc (80mm bore x 71mm stroke)

Output:
440 bhp at 9200 rpm

Fuel System:
Bosch injection, mechanical

Chassis:
Space frame chassis from welded alloy piping. Quick lift jacks. Kevlar 49 plastic coachwork with skeletal Capri steel cockpit area. MacPherson/live axle suspension, alloy hubs, brakes as late works. Side rads and coolers, Garrett twin intercoolers at front. Deep front spoiler and separate rear wing.

Dimensions and Weight:
Wheelbase 2560mm, length 5060mm, width 1980mm, height 1150mm and weight 790kg.

Performance: 167 mph


MUSEUM EXAMPLES


Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany

Rosso Bianco Museum in Aschaffenburg, Germany


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


DRM RESULTS INFORMATION

WSPR-Racing.com On-line DRM and World Sports Car Championships results tables

"Handbuch der Deutschen Rennsport-Meisterschaft von 1972 bis 1980" by Arno Schmitt (Published by COPRESS-VERLAG 1980)


ZAKSPEED CAPRI INFORMATION

"Automoblie Sport 81-82" by Ian Mark Bamsey (Published by Iconplan 1981)

Zak's life Website article on the Zakspeed Capri with pictures and tech info

"Flame-Thrilled" by Jeremy Walton. From Classic Cars magazine (September 2001)

IMAGES

Auto & Technik Museum & Simon Miller supplied the images from Sinsheim

Raimund Brandstaetter Raimund supplied pictures of Harald Ertl's 1979 SACHS Capri

Lisa-Racing.com DRM/Group 5 gallery

RacingSportsCars.com Superb race-by-race gallery

MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE !!

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