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96 Indigo 3000 Competition - Motorsports Almanac

96 Indigo 3000 Competition - Motorsports Almanac

STEGIA COMPETITION –

STEGIA COMPETITION – INDIGO 3000 TEAM Stegia Competition based in Västerås, Sweden, competed in the Swedish GTR Championship during 2002 with a TVR Tuscan and a Indigo 3000. Johan Stjernberg, Managing Director for Stegia, made his racing début at age 37. He raced the race prepared Indigo 3000. The 6-cylinder normally aspirated engine from the original Indigo 3000 has been replaced with a 5-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T5 engine. The first race at Mantorp was eventful. Stjernberg fought his way up to third in his class, in the first race only to be disqualified for being 30kg underweight. He also went off the road during practice and broke one of his rear wheel links. The turbo-charger also broke during the weekend. For the 2003 season the Stegia Competition Indigo 3000 will compete in the GTR series and also in the GT800 Swedish Long Distance Cup Sprint. Jösse Car AB who built the Indigo 3000 was founded in 1994. The production started in 1996 but the business went bankrupt in 1999. Only 44 cars were built. INDIGO 3000 – DESCRIPTION Indigo 3000 is a two-seated roadster. Classic, but still modern in design and choice of materials. Furthermore built according to the latest safety thinking. Technically advanced and based upon well proven components with service accessible in workshops all over the world - at reasonable cost. A potent sports car and at the same time a comfortable car for long drives with ample room for luggage. A car that can be built entirely according to your wishes, thanks to availability of an unusual number of options! Built by enthusiasts. For enthusiasts. We who have created the Indigo 3000 have lived with cars since our legs were long enough to reach the pedals. We have developed and built cars. We have driven and raced cars. We have had a dream during all our years in the car industry and on the race track. Our dream was to build a car that combines the enjoyment of driving a sports car with the contemporary demands for comfort, safety and environmental care. We wanted to build an affordable car you can personalise with your dreams in mind. The dream has come true! Indigo 3000 is a two-seated roadster. Classic, but still modern in design and choice of materials. Furthermore built according to the latest safety thinking. Technically advanced and based upon well proven components with service accessible in workshops all over the world - at reasonable cost. A potent sports car and at the same time a comfortable car for long drives with ample room for luggage. A car that can be built entirely according to your wishes, thanks to availability of an unusual number of options! Nothing beats the song from an in-line six! The Indigo 300 has a very modern, in-line 6-cylinder, 3 litre engine from Volvo. We selected it because the character and behaviour of such an engine is unbeatable. The response is immediate at low rpms. At less than 200 rpms it develops nearly full torque. It is soft and cultivated without sacrificing temprament thanks to among other things, four valves per cylinder. And furthermore it has lovely song! The manual transmission, which is synchronised in a new way, gives quick and exact response with every gear change. Suspension in composite material both front and rear. The Indigo 3000 is well balanced on the road. It is easy and comfortable to drive for long distances, but also inspiring to drive in a sporty way. How is that possible? Here is the explanation: The rear suspension comes from Volvo. It is of an advanced Multi-Link-type, that gives constant track in all situations, the first prerequisite for good behaviour on the road. It is sprung by a transverse leaf spring made of a very special composite material. The rear end therefore has a low unsprung weight and is also very compact, which saves space. The front end is our own unique design with double wish-bones in aluminium, transverse composite leaf spring and centrally located shock absorbers. The transverse springs give the desired roll stiffness which make separate antiroll bars obsolete. Half the weight sits over each axle. /Jösse Car press release SWEDISH GTR 2002/2003 RACE SUMMARY – INDIGO 3000 Date Event # Driver Qualifying Result 30.5.1999 Gelleråsen R3 13 Magnus Thorén 11. 12TH - 0:17:29,864 30.5.1999 Gelleråsen R3 13 Magnus Thorén 11. 10TH - 0:17:45,071 25.6.1999 Anderstorp R4 13 Magnus Thorén - DNF 25.6.1999 Anderstorp R4 13 Magnus Thorén - DNF 7.5.2000 Gelleråsen 13 Magnus Thorén - DNF 7.5.2000 Gelleråsen 13 Magnus Thorén - DNS 18.6.2000 Mantorp Park 13 Magnus Thorén - 13TH – 1 lap behind 18.6.2000 Mantorp Park 13 Magnus Thorén - 10TH – 1 lap behind 9.7.2000 Falkenberg 13 Magnus Thorén - DNS 9.7.2000 Falkenberg 13 Magnus Thorén - DNF 30.7.2000 Anderstorp 13 Magnus Thorén - DNF 30.7.2000 Anderstorp 13 Magnus Thorén - DNS 10.9.2000 Mantorp Park 13 Magnus Thorén - 10TH 10.9.2000 Mantorp Park 13 Magnus Thorén - 14TH 25.8.2002 Mantorp Park R6 99 Johan Stjernberg 11. DQ – underweight (30kg) 25.8.2002 Mantorp Park R6 99 Johan Stjernberg 11. NC 17 laps 0:38:44,175 18.5.2003 Mantorp Park R2 20 Johan Stjernberg 10. 1:25,483 10TH – 22 laps 18.5.2003 Mantorp Park R2 20 Johan Stjernberg 10. 1:25,483 NC – 10 laps 9.6.2003 Gelleråsen R3 20 Johan Stjernberg 11. 1:14,911 DNF – 20 laps 9.6.2003 Gelleråsen R3 20 Johan Stjernberg 11. 1:14,911 DNS

IMAGE GALLERY The rear end of the Stegia Indigo 3000. The cockpit. Johan Stjernberg in the Stegia Competition Indigo 3000 during 2002. SOURCES http://www.gtr.se/driver.asp?driverID=27 © Compilation by Rainer Nyberg 2003-07-16 Fact-sheet 03/091

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