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I hope this isn't a repost

THIS CAR ROCKS!!!

But quite unpractcle... :crazy:

Best quote in the article :shock:
It had to be road legal and based on a car that you could drive to work and then take for a track day on the weekend, and that's what we have done," explains the company's sales manager Jenny McKeown.
http://superstreetonline.com/featuredvehicles/130_0410_evo/





Question: What do you get if you take a Mitsubishi Evo VI and spend a year and a half tuning it with a total cost of around $186,000? Answer: RC Developments' 930hp Evo, a car that was built to kick ass. The UK tuning business is ultra competitive and takes no prisoners. Last year, Norris Designs unveiled a Mitsubishi Evo that produced more than 700 hp, and that threw down the gauntlet. RC Developments' response to that challenge was to move up to the next level by releasing an Evo VI into the unsuspecting community with a proven 930 ponies (and 673 lb-ft of torque). To put that power figure into some kind of perspective, a Ferrari Enzo has only 660 hp, and the Mercedes McLaren SLR is positively puny with a pathetic 617 hp.
"We designed the biggest possible stroker kit for a 2.0L engine, which is actually 2,378cc, the biggest that is physically possible without making the cylinder walls too thin. We designed it and sent the block and everything off to Crower in America to produce."
In the future it wants to run the car on methanol and hit 1,200 hp, which will surely make it the most powerful in the world, despite not having the advantage of nitrous oxide. However, that will mean spending a further $1,860 on a pair of pumps, another fuel rail, and more mods to the plenum chamber. "You need to supply 110 percent more fuel than we are already running to get the same air/fuel ratio
So far the car has had only one outing on the dragstrip, when it was throwing down 600 hp, and it ran the quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds. The car is currently geared for more than 200 mph and is expected to run in the high 9s on its next outing.

The cams pull it along at slower speeds, but it all breaks loose at about 5,000 rpm when the turbo kicks in [a fact confirmed by the vertical climb on the dyno grap] and it revs to 8,900 rpm.
 

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does it run and is it reliable? or is it simply a dyno-queen?
 

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20vvillian said:
It's new to me and thats a mouthful! :thumbup:
Whooooohooooo.......I'm happier than a puppy with two peters... :lol:


Medrosje said:
does it run and is it reliable? or is it simply a dyno-queen?
Please read the post :p


It had to be road legal and based on a car that you could drive to work and then take for a track day on the weekend, and that's what we have done," explains the company's sales manager Jenny McKeown.
 

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Thumber said:
20vvillian said:
It's new to me and thats a mouthful! :thumbup:
Whooooohooooo.......I'm happier than a puppy with two peters... :lol:


Medrosje said:
does it run and is it reliable? or is it simply a dyno-queen?
Please read the post :p


It had to be road legal and based on a car that you could drive to work and then take for a track day on the weekend, and that's what we have done," explains the company's sales manager Jenny McKeown.
the manufacturer/builder isn't allowed to rate it's reliability/driveability. that's for independent auto testers.
 

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*collective yawn* :p

They are no doubt using a very optimistic kludge factor for converting wheel horsepower numbers. There's lots of fast EVOs out there, these guys are nowhere near the fastest.

http://www.turbotrix.com/isthebest/customer/home.php

I love that photo of the slicks binding up on the launch.

Maybe some day these guys will catch up with the fast Subarus.. naaahh.
 

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"We designed the biggest possible stroker kit for a 2.0L engine, which is actually 2,378cc, the biggest that is physically possible without making the cylinder walls too thin. We designed it and sent the block and everything off to Crower in America to produce."
:shock: 930HP out of a 2.0L :weirdo: How is that even possible :weirdo:
 

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F1 cars used to get 1200hp+ from a 1.5L.. 20 years ago. Anyways I think these guys are probably being too optimistic and the car probably puts down somewhere in the neighborhood of 700awhp (still very, very respectable). Then they apply their ego-boosting 30% correction factor to obtain an eye-popping "estimated crank" number. Correct me if the actual measured chassis-dyno number is available somewhere.
 

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Road legal MY ASS. Assuming the UK regulations are somewhat similar to US standards... Will it pass emissions? No. Are those monkey bars legal? Probably not. Or better yet, do those monkey bars do anything? That harness? Maybe....there's only one DOT legal harness AFAIK, but idunno about the UK regulations.

Btw, 4000 cc/min @ 70% IDC? On 2.4L? Holy crap.
 

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Yea, that's usually just a slot on the excuse post. "Oh, but our car is street legal!" like "We drive it to the track and you used a trailer!" and "Full interior!"

I was actually thinking the 4000cc/min @70% was a little low. I mean, my little punter has 3400cc/min of fuel flow available. They must run some huge fuel pressure.
 

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yup :shock:
 
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