SKODA 130 LR (1984): Last motorsport model from Mladá Boleslav with rear-mounted engine
With its rear engine and drivetrain, the ŠKODA 130 LR had a comparatively unconventional design compared to competitors’ models. The only vehicle on the track with a similar technical design was the Porsche 911. At the same time, the aim was to present a vehicle based on the large series ŠKODA 105/120 model.
To achieve this, the designers in ŠKODA’s motorsport department came up with several innovations. For enhanced manoeuvrability, the 130 LR featured a new rear axle with modified kinematics. The front brake discs were cooled, and disc brakes were used on the rear axle – another technical innovation. The front and rear brake ratio could be adjusted, and a state-of-the-art hydraulic handbrake was also fitted.
Sep 06, 2021 at 18:49