AvtoVAZ Lada Granta Sport sent for tests in Europe

New car Lada Granta Sport, prepared to trial participation in the World Championship WTCC, was sent to Europe to undergo tests. Control racing "Grant" is the British pilot James Thompson.

According to the report, "AvtoVAZ", Lada Granta WTCC was prepared in 3.5 months engineers LLC "TMC Sport", LLC "Lada Motorsport" in collaboration with European experts. The debut of the machine will be held May 5-6 at the Hungaroring track in Hungary as part of Phase WTCC.

Domestic "car" fully complies with the requirements of the class WTCC. It is equipped with a turbo 1.6 liter engine rated at 300 horsepower, torque — 440 Nm at 3500-4000 r / min. Vehicle weight was reduced by increasing the rigidity of the body. This should improve the bottom line in a race car. Have been enhanced aerodynamic performance Lada Granta WTCC. "As the car turned out better aerodynamics than the Lada Priora WTCC. Automobile has had full wind tunnel tests, together with the specialists of" AvtoVAZ "we were able to bring to a decent level and resistance indices, and the balance of downforce," — said the designer of the machine, the authorship of which belong also designs and Lada Priora WTCC Lada Revolution.

Also in the process of preparing a similar race car, but for the Russian series circuit racing RTCC. Touring car for the Russian will be equipped with different engine, but an aerodynamic body kit, hood space will be the same as that of the car for the WTCC. It is reported that one of the pilots of the Russian championship go to the WTCC next year and will partner the "stars" of the British touring James Thompson. 
Lada Granta Sport car inspected before shipping to Europe and the new chief designer of "AvtoVAZ" Steve Mattin, positively evaluated the exterior racing car.



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