I was worried clicking on this thread that someone had made an aberration of a nice old XK. Fortunately they've made a completely mental looking race car.
I would love to know how much XK is actually in it. This is not a criticism in any way, because I think the answer is precisely the right amount, but interesting all the same. I love silhouette racers, and when it's a silhouette as beautiful as that to start off with, you can pretty much do no wrong.
1989 Peugeot 205. You know, the one that was parked in a ditch on the campsite at RRG'17...
"The spaceframe chassis is mainly constructed from NZ made Southwards HiStrength 25mm steel tubing.
Rollover protection made from Southwards QA rollcage tubing.
Front hubs and rear end is Jag XJS. Front suspension fabricated upper and lower A-arms. Steering is Jag XJS rack with assistance by Toyota MR2 electric p/s pump. Rear suspension heavily modified Jag. QA1 coilovers and Eibach springs all round.
Wheels are NZ made Arrow 16x12 rear and 16x10 front with Dunlop slicks.
Brakes are Willwood 6piston front , 4 piston rear with ducted cooling.
Engine is Jag 5.3 litre V12 from a late model XJS H.E. with Ross 8.5 to 1 forged pistons, O-ringed cylinder liners, 5-stage dry sump lubrication. Heads are pre-H.E. which are more suited to forced induction than the later heads."
"The motor is the work of William White and features his custom, NZ made inlet manifolds, dry sump pan, valley cover (deleting the Jag dizzy) and reluctor pedestal. The turbo installation uses 4 turbos each feeding 3 cylinders(approx 1400 cc per turbo) via 4 intercoolers (mounted on the flanks of the car and fed cooling air via ducts from the fake headlights) 4 blowoff valves and 4 throttle bodies. A custom billet flywheel mounts a Tilton triple-plate clutch and co-axial release bearing driving a Tremec TKO 5 Speed. Injectors are"mystery specials"
Post by eternaloptimist on Nov 18, 2014 21:16:41 GMT
Good grief. Having just watched the video, I've changed my view. Three things - 1 the noise, 2 the pace and 3 you can't see the nose from the inside. I also love the apparently lashed up nature of the interior.
Adam73BGT is correct that this car is here in NZ. Those cow barn pits are well known here. Until recently the amenities have been appalling. Turns out the owner is a brother of a work colleague I haven't seen for many years. Anyway a couple of emails to fellow enthusiasts and I found out the car was run at Manfield but by all accounts needs a bit of work to make it run as well as it looks. Fingers crossed this happens
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