The time was nigh for the first round of Mechanical modifications;
Viper Induction Kit
Janspeed Interclooler Pipes (see below)
Brabus 74kw Turbo Intercooler Pipe
Janspeed Stealth Exhaust
(All of these modifications were done by 'Rob' at Smartarse Design in Watford, a long way from where I live, but tried and tested and well worth the trip)
All of these Mechanical Modification are designed to help the car to 'breath' better basically introducing more air to the combustion cycle to make a bigger bang and then expelling it more quickly through a more free flowing exhaust.
There are 3 basic elements to modifying any car;
1. More Air
2. More Fuel
3. Expelling the gasses produced by 1 & 2 more quickly.
1 & 2 are obvious and I now had 1 & 3 sorted, and due to this being a particularly expensive hobby decided to wait before tackling number 2 (More Fuel).
The induction kit produces a lovely sound and twinned with the wastegate chatter and the Janspeed Exhaust which is relatively quiet at low speeds but has a nice bark when under maximum load.
So I now had approximately between 90-95 hp from what was and 83hp 700cc engine as standard... a good start.
Source: Smart Roadster Coupe
Honda is following Toyota2006-07-05 10:05:49 by BizzBuzzBang
And getting out of the cheapy 'boy-toy' racer-rice market. Don't bother mentioning Scion (or TRD, for that matter) for performance, as they use uninspiring NZ and 2-AZ motors (1.5L echo & 2.4L camry engines) in decent looking shells. Supras, alltrac celicas, turbo mr2's are all history. If you want to run with the big boys, you have to PAY like the big boys, and buy one of the upsscale cars that they created in the Acura and Lexus nameplates. Get it?
A little more - interesting concept2005-09-28 13:24:10 by theautoman6
"The MR2 was developed to offer consumers exotic car design and excitement without the exotic car price," Toyota says.
Originally powered by Toyota's 16-valve, dual-overhead-cam, 1.6-liter engine, a supercharged version was added in 1988, according to the company's history of the car.
A turbocharged version went on sale in 1991, Toyota says, "prompting Car and Driver magazine to proclaim the MR2 Turbo as an exotic car for the rest of us." The current MR2 Spyder is the first U.S.-market Toyota to offer a true clutchless six-speed sequential manual transmission, the company says.
Production of the Celica will end next July and will be somewhat limited until then -- about 500 a month through December, dropping to 250 a month after that, the company reports.
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