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Fancy becoming a professional racing driver Read on any of us who have spent hours hacking around racetracks on Gran Turismo would dearly love to be doing it for real all the time. The trouble is, though, entering professional motorsport costs a damn sight more than a PS3 and a widescreen telly. And just because you've beaten your mates on the PlayStation, that doesn't necessarily mean you're going to be good behind the wheel. Or does it Nissan and Sony have just announced that they will be...

Frisun 24 Sept

REDLINE RECKONS The venue has yet to be announced, but the quality of the Edition 38 Show is not in doubt. Quite simply, you should expect some of the finest VAG cars you will ever see. Our advice is check it out on the Saturday, then get your arse over to Silverstone for Trax on Sunday. Pretty cars Saturday, then performance on Sunday Lett Fords take over Silverstone for the day Belo* Flame-spitting Cossie on track

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Initial turn-in felt sharper immediately The strut brace was a doddle to fit and as soon as we hit the track the initial turn-in felt sharper, and while at first we wondered if it was purely psychological, after a number of laps we were sure of this small but noticeable difference. While the car was still limited by its tyres and weight, it felt more predictable and precise on the limit than previously, and although it didn't feel hugely quicker, fewer corrections were needed to keep the car on...

Projects

Stav's Mercedes C23Q Kompressor Sport 2.3ltr 16-valve supercharged, custom induction kit. Bitstein suspension. Lararo Cosmo wheels. OMPWRC carbon seats, dished suede wheel Tuned daily driver and track drill car. Uprated brakes, thicker ARBs, a limited-slip did and much more power are all high on my list of future upgrades. As you saw in Issue 164,1 got hold of some much-needed Eibach anti-roll bars and a tasty little brake upgrade in the form ofsomeTarox F3000 discs and fast-road pads. This...

T77bdm

Daily driver TT tweaked with bits from a racecar and a Porsche 996 Turbo interior. Spec Fully built 1.9ltr BAM engine from Britcar 24hr racer. AP Racing 6-pot brakes from Britcar racer, lightweight O.Z wheels, fully sorted suspension. Haldex blue controller. Porsche 996 electric seats Power Was 221bhp Now 357bhp Torque Was 207lb ft Now320lb ft We like Built by a racing and tuning company, tweaked even further by the new enthusiast owner. Lets get one thing clear from the outset when it comes to...

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G63

Bryants Farm Dunsden

Canards sit at the front corners, and they don't just look tough - they act it, too. Michael laughs, I've tripped over them a few times when walking around the garage or washing the car - that's pretty sore Michael is especially keen on the rare HID headlamps, which he spotted on eBay one night. I had to have them, he beams. They're secondhand, but bidding was up to 2HO and I made a mad offer of 450. I was lucky to find them. is finished, Michael is still tempted to fit an even wilder wide-arch...

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Compromise

Gremlin 401

A Mini Cooper S may not have been Chris Lewis' first choice, but with over 260bhp now on tap, his creation definitely isn't second best You wouldn't necessarily call a Mini Cooper S an 'insurance-friendly' car, hut when you're '2'2 and getting laughable quotes back for Kvos and 350Zs, suddenly the premiums on a Cooper S don't seem so bad. That was how Chris Lewis saw it, anyway, having found himself in that position some six years ago now. Owning a slightly tweaked Cooper already, he reasoned...

ITt hatch

David Kirk Ktec Racing

We celebrate small cars with big performance Essential hot hatch guide Rapid Renaults head-to-head on track 10 things you didn't know about hot hatches Old vs new hot hatches 728bhp Colt Evo - the ultimate hatch The Latest 200 may dwarf previous Clios, addition of some adjustable coilovers and an LSD can make it even better. The 200 is my favourite small hot hatch of the moment, no question. And with the right upgrades it could keep up with pretty much anything on tight B-roads. But what if you...

Piper Clio 182 Exhaust

When fitting performance parts to your car is actually cheaper than simply replacing worn-out components, it really is a no-brainer, and this is exactly the case with this new Clio 182 cat-back performance exhaust from Piper. Featuring a 2.25m internal diameter and twin silencers, this stainless exhaust system has smooth bends throughout for maximum flow and ends with twin 3.5m tailpipes that sit nicely in the standard rear bumper cutouts. Despite only being around five years old, the Renault...

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A Jap-specced, trick-kitted Evo V with decent grunt to back up aggressive looks. Spec JUN cams. Tomei turbo. ViPec V44 ECU. Cusco coilovers. Rays 17in rims, Varis VeilSide kit Power Was 276bhp Now 390bhp Torque Was 275lb ft Now 350lb ft We like Personal touches provide plenty of power and crowd-pleasing appeal. Above Engine bay is bursting with goodies from HKS and JUN The bottom end may be standard, but everything else about this Evo's 390bhp unit has been pieced together with carefully chosen...

Group 5 Skyline R30

GOOD TIMES Insane tuned Nissans as far as the eye can see I The 1984 R30 Skyline Super Silhouette is the wildest Skyline ever, with insane looks, wide 19in rear wheels and 570bhp from its flame-spitting 2ltr turbo lump. HOW MUCH 26 to get in. plus a return ticket to Japan, of course Above S15 drift cars are as popular as ever BAD TIMES All tuned R35 GT-Rs were banned by Nissan Left That's a'70s Nissan Sunny BllOy'know Mans racers. Nismo are proud of their history, so the Nismo Festival is...

Mitsubishi Colt Sr4x

Peugeot 206 Wrc Bumper

However, this would eventually lead to the Colt's downfall. The ST orange is impossible to panel match, so a full respray is required if any one panel is damaged, George explains. A minor incident in a car park left the Coll with just such damage, and due to the cost of a full respray, it was essentially a write-off. George eventually decided that, rather than repairing the Colt to its previous configuration, it was time to go all-out and fit the Evo engine he had always...

Fuel System

Hks Kansai Tow Hook R32

For anyone who thought the engine bay looked pretty menacing, what's in the boot area will blow you away. A custom surge tank connected up to a one-off cooler takes centre stage, while an extractor fan keeps the air flowing to drastically lower the temperature of the fuel, which is an easy way to boost power. Pressure is maintained by a pair of Power Enterprise pumps fed by a third Nismo pump inside the tank. Everything is neatly arranged, with custom cut and bent aluminium piping joined by...