My third Coupe, after I bent the first one and the second one succumbed to tin-worm. Engine has been transplanted from probably the highest mileage performance Coupe there was - currently doing 25,000 - 30,000 miles a year.
Likes: - the noise, the looks, the colour, the noise, the exclusivity, the noise, the handling, the comfort, the noise and the way it sounds!
Dislikes: - the noise, the front-end heaviness, the squealy brakes, the turbo lag.
In the previous car, this engine and chassis config was TWICE winner of the FWD class handling at Ten of the Best (VII and VIII) - over 1 second clear of second place and would have been placed about 8th in the RWD class!
Extremes - 8mpg on track and 43mpg when REALLY trying - what other 175mph cars can claim this?
Accralite 9:1 forged pistons
Cunningham forged rods
Ported and flowed head with 3-angle inlet valve seats
Columbo & Bariani cams
Ported exhaust manifold
Garrett GT3071R turbo - 0.64AR turbine housing
660cc Siemens injectors
ProAlloy front mount intercooler
ProAlloy straight induction pipe
Ramair cone filter
FC Performance Big MAF
Forge DV006 dump valve
Hayward & Scott 3" downpipe
Motormech 3" exhaust
Blitz SBC-IDIII boost controller, running 1.7 bar peak
Live-mapped ECU by www.fcperformance.co.uk
Helix organic clutch
Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 17" wheels, with 215/40 Toyo Proxies T1-R
Osrav adjustable dampers
Sparco strut brace
Custom lower subframe brace
Pagid Yellow front pads
DBA 4000 wiper slot front discs
Novitec rear anti-roll bar
Polyurethane front wishbone bushes
Alloy dial & control rings
Clarion bluetooth head unit