Well, where do I start with this! Pictures following the GMC supercharger conversion & showing the ERL Water Injection and intercooler spray installation.
My original idea was to take part in some track days, but quickly became more fun than I had originally imagined! SAXO VTR – Sept 2000 model (90 BHP)It started out as bog standard but now has the following specification: Stage 1…
Full L.A.D. (Morcambe) head and exhaust conversion (supposedly)
Free-flow 4 into 2 into 1 Janspeed manifold (AX modified)
Magnex de-cat pipe
Janspeed cat-back free flow system
Sparco strut brace
Eibach -40mm front springs (std dampers)
Willwood 285mm vented and drilled disks
Willwood 4 pot alloy racing calipers.
EBC rear slotted and dotted discs
EBC Greenstuff pads back and front
Sparco 4 point 3″ wide harnesses (used for track days only)
Pipercross induction kit
4 TSW Adikt ‘High’ wheels with 195/45×15 Falken tyres Also 4 spares with various shagged rubber for dry track days (cheaper than slicks!)
BHP – 86 at the wheels or approx 110 at the flywheel
GMC Stage 3 Supercharger kit (using standard compression) up to 2.5 Ltr unit See pics here
New alloy radiator & header tank plus….
‘Kin large intercooler (All Pace Products)
Samco hoses where necessary
5th injector powered by an ERL MF2 fuel injector controller (hooked up to throttle angle sensor)
Boost & air/fuel ratio meters in pod on door pillar
BHP – 154 at the wheels or about 200 at the flywheel running at 10.2 psi (0.7 bar)
ERL Water injection using a water / methanol mix
Custom injector insert and race pump
Reduced mixture enrichment on MF2 unit
Custom built adjustable water spray delivery switch
Custom built intercooler spray
Stainless steel exhaust by Stealth Systems, Southampton (92Db tested)
BHP – 157.5 at the wheels or about 206 at the flywheel now running at 11 psi (0.8 bar)
Estimated top speed 140+ MPH and 0-60 in 6.1 secs (timed)
Standard panels all round
Quad conversions rear light clusters
Custom front grille
Force air feed from the lower grille to air filter
Carbon effect door pillars
GMC 4 into 1 Exhaust manifold
Kenwood 6070R single CD head unit
Pioneer 6968 6×9 speakers in parcel shelf
Other speakers standard
Oh, and yes, this will piss everyone off!! My insurance was £283 pa Comprehensive, including protected no claims and up to £3500 worth of mods allowed.
Company is ‘Privilege Insurance’ (would have been £190 without the mods)
Recommendations?? – GMC are excellent (John is GOD!) as are ERL (Richard is a Wizard) – Black Diamond don’t realise you can put 200BHP through one of their uprated clutch’s (they do now tho’) and L.A.D are decidedly dodgy with their power claims as numerous people have found after forking out £1000+.
I had the car weighed properly at Wroughton on the 3rd Feb 2001 with Longacre Scales. It had 1/2 a tank of fuel and the spare wheel still in place.
One of the goodies I have is called a Performance Meter it measures acceleration times, braking distances, cornering forces, vehicle power etc etc. The results are displayed during and after the run on the LCD screen on the unit. Below is a graph of my car! – 206 BHP which is virtually what the rolling road displayed.
Below is a graph of my car! – 206 BHP which is virtually what the rolling road displayed.
This was only one of the runs I did before the clutch started playing up – new one on order. Did another run with a 0-60 (in 2nd) of 6.1 but wiped the data accidentally