'82 Kesa Mk.II 2.0 Coupe Ti Turbo (Group 4 Tranferred Rally Competition Car)
The popular Kesa had become the popular choice for competition, both circuit and rally, thanks to its rugged chassis and good highspeed handling.
The newly established factory racing team in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, part of SBA Special Vehicle Devision a.k.a. “Mouse Works” decided to transform the most powerful line up, Kesa Mk.II 2.0 Ti Turbo, into the weapon grade for the competition.
Its power plant comes from the same turbocharged unit, but with racing components now producing 260 horsepowers with 280+ Nm of torque.
The first appearance of this turbocharged monster was '80 1000 Lakes rally with spectacular results despite slowly being dominated by AWD competitors.
|0-100 (km/h)||80-120 (km/h)||Top Speed|
|6.78 s||3.24 s||230 km/h|
'83 Kesa 2.0 Turbo RS (Group B competition trim, K22-T-4B)
“The swansong of Kesa Mk.II”
This Kesa 2.0 Turbo RS was built as final evolution of the mighty platform, and also as interim project before the official approval for the development from SBA’s headquater in Thailand, to combat the rising AWD oppositions in world rally championship.
Its engine have been heavily modified to match the extreme speed of its competitor, producing 320 horsepowers with 375 Nm of torque.
With increased power, a special gearbox was developed to withstand its massive torque of the engine. Also heavily modified to the body panels, with better cooling capacity for increasing reliability.
While this old and outdated Kesa 2.0 Turbo RS was slowly outrun by many AWD competitors. Azure Giovanni, SBA factory team’s female driver had managed to won many tarmac events from her spectacular driving.
But sadly, despite her spectacular driving wasn’t enough for the world title, after closely beatened by FAAL’s Teltra Tour De Corse in the very last stages of rally championship.
Now the 2.0 Turbo RS became as collector’s item, with high asking price and its rally pedigree, the auction price had risen up more than ever.
|0-100 km/h||80-120 km/h||Top Speed|
|6.18 s||2.76 s||238 km/h|