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Old 27th May 2006, 07:52   #61
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. And spares will definately be cheaper too. So the above test doesn't hold too well!

Agreed but it gives an idea about the cars in terms of driving dynamics
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Old 27th May 2006, 12:23   #62
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In the same fifth gear test they said the Laura costs 18000 pounds thats roughly less then 15L and the Golf reaches 100 in .1 secs faster but the Laura has a higher top speed by 5kmph.
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id put d money down as a downpayment for a brand new impretza..... he he
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Old 27th May 2006, 13:38   #64
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id put d money down as a downpayment for a brand new impretza..... he he
Did you mean Imprenza?????
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Actually I think Devarshi has a point. If you take a used Lancer for say about 4 lakhs and then spend 16 lakhs on engine transplants, suspension upgrades and other mods, it will rip all other contenders a new exhaust pipe.
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Actually I think Devarshi has a point. If you take a used Lancer for say about 4 lakhs and then spend 16 lakhs on engine transplants, suspension upgrades and other mods, it will rip all other contenders a new exhaust pipe.
Well, as long as we are thinking about engine transplants - why not consider a second hand OHC, and plonk in one of those B-series or D-series VTEC engines which give upto 180-200 bhp.

An engine like that should not cost more than 5 L, and an old OHC around 4-5 L. Then you have suspension upgrades and racing seats/steering, 17 inchers, air-filters, NOS maybe - all adding upto a total of less than 15 lacs, and you have a racer which might do a one up on the Evo.

Hmmm - I better watch F&F one more time for more ideas
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@goldiemalhotra; You can get an OHC 1.3, type II, for about 3 lacs. There are B16B's and B18C's (or better yet, an H22) available for import for about a lac and a half; used, of course. Bring them in, overhaul the setup for about a lac and a half or so (that would include race/forged pistons, conrods, wiring harness, et.al). Stiffen up the suspension, add coilovers, strut braces, brembo rotors, hondata/haltech standalone ECM's, and others for another 2 lacs. Increase the rear height, decrease the front, add sticky rubbers from michelin, and voila- you have a late 11- early 12 second car for about 8-8.5 lacs. Pure insanity. Want more? Add NOS/turbo to that setup for another 1.5 lacs, and you have a potential 11 second car, given the right setup.

So, for less than 1 million rupees, you have your own ultra-fast dinky racer; a car that can give Porsche boxsters and Audi Quattros a massive complex. Alas, easier said than done, and people are already on the project as I speak...
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So, for less than 1 million rupees, you have your own ultra-fast dinky racer; a car that can give Porsche boxsters and Audi Quattros a massive complex. Alas, easier said than done, and people are already on the project as I speak...
An 11-second car within 10 L - WOW !!! Had no idea it could be done in that small a budget.
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Alas, easier said than done...
Heh. Always read the fine print Goldie. You could end up with 10 lakh rupees worth of fried metal.
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Best sub 20 lakh performance cars in India.

Skoda Octavia RS
Old City Vtec
Old Ford Mondeo

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Ford Mondeo - 2001
  • Sparco Recaro seats.
  • Tyres - 17" 245 section.
  • OZ racing wheels.
  • ECU remap software.
  • KKK turbocharger.
  • New Mondeo's bumper + Skirts.
  • Scoop on roof top.
  • Black Paint Job from Dupont.
  • New Mondeo's tail lamp.
  • Free Flow exhaust.
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By the way recaro seats coz the old one's Electric seats are plagued with electrical problems.
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Right now I guess Civic with perfomance mods can be a great contender for this title.
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