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Insane 728bhp Mitsubishi Colt with Evo running gear and bodywork, and almost nothing original left but the roof. Spec Norris Designs 2.3ltr stroked engine. T04Z turbo, MoTec M800 management. Evo V transmission and brakes, custom bodywork and roll cage Power Was 98bhp Now 728bhp Torque Was Not much Now 591lb ft We like The fact that someone had the balls to make the car Mitsubishi should have made 10 years ago, then tune it to the absolute limit. We've featured a lot of cars with big power...

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PERFORMANCE SHOW MON 2 MAY (BANK HOLIDAY) REDUNE RECKONS The UK's own Gatebil. If you don't know what that means, prepare yourself for highly tuned road cars mixing it up with full-blown race cars. Several demo hours throughout the day feature insane racecars and oddball stuff, and you can pay to drive your car on the awesome Lydden Hill track during the public sessions, too. MOTORSPORT Check out these series' for some tuning-inspired motorsport British Drift Championship (BDC) (May 27-30 and...

Blow Through

ENGINE INTERNALS COPING WITH THE POWER 'There really is nothing quite like supercharged kick Again, we're not going to repeat our turbo article here - just mention that big boost needs a drop in compression ratio (CR). which can be achieved with the normal method of low-CR pistons and possibly stronger rods. If you have a cast crank, it's also a good idea to upgrade to a forged one if you're going to be revving past around 8000rpm. The other consideration is ignition, which generally needs...

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REDLINE RECKONS Castle Combe is one of the fastest circuits in the UK, providing an excellent venue to showcase highly tuned Japanese machinery. You can get in on the action by buying some track time and getting behind the wheel in front of the biggest collection of Japanese car clubs you're likely to find anywhere. Topping off the retail village and Power Paddock will be some spectacular highspeed drift demos. A must-see event PERFORMANCE TUNING & MODIFIED SHOW (PTM)

Cti Exhaust

Exhaust experts Milltek have been busy creating the ultimate exhaust for tuned Mk6Colf CTIs. Featuring large-bore, 3in, stainless-steel pipework for maximum flow, this downpipe-back system has a sports cat, centre resonator and twin rear silencers, which combine to create a free-flowing and great-sounding system that isn't so loud it causes problems at trackdays or when using the car daily. As we write, this system is still in the final stages of development, but it looks like it will be the...

Developments

have been busy releasing the potential of the Honda 2.2 CDTi turbo diesel lump, and the result is a remap that gives the car is8bhp and a massive 287 lb ft of torque. That's a whopping 14s lb ft more torque than the range-topping Civic Type-R Costing just over 200, this is a must-have upgrade for diesel Civic owners. Check out www.tdi-plc.com for full details. There really is no replacement for displacement, and while small-capacity turbocharged engines can produce huge power, big-capacity N A...

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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...

Festival

Nissan has a fantastic motorsport history, and it's all at the Nismo Festival Nismo is an abbreviation of Nissan Motorsport. They are Nissans official motorsport division, and their job is to build the official racecars and tuning components and help develop Nissan's range of performance road cars. They are one of the best-known names in Japanese tuning, and without their input, many of Nissan's famous cars like the X series and GT-R Skylines would be nowhere near as good as they are. The Nismo...

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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They're cheap to buy and simple to fit, but can a strut brace actually improve your handling You can rarely improve your car's performance for under 100. and the few cheap performance upgrades that do exist (uprated bushes, for example) are often very expensive to fit. Thankfully, there is one notable exception to this rule the strut brace. A suspension strut brace simply bolts to your suspension turrets and prevents them from flexing under hard cornering. It therefore potentially improves both...

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As this car is driven almost every day. the interior had to remain comfortable, so you won't find stripped-out carpets and rear seats here. Comfortable Recaro buckets, reclinable for the passenger, replace the unsupportive stock BNR32 factory seats and inject a bit of colour into the cabin thanks to their braided red centre sections. Red stitching on the Momo leather steering wheel is also a nice touch. A series of Defi gauges joins the Nismo combination meters large 115mm clocks for the boost...

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Japshow Satsun 1819 June

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants NN29 7XA HOW MUCH Saturday 10, Sunday 15 (Japanese cars) or 20 (other cars). Weekend 20 (Japanese cars) or 25 (non-Japanese cars). REDLINE RECKONS Aimed at both car and bike owners, this show features Europe's quickest cars competing in the HKS Drag Series, public RWYB open to everyone including bikes. Show & Shine, drifting, car club displays, a jet car, traders and much more. Left Fireforce jet car still makes us smile

Japspeed Shotgun Exhaust

Based on a classic Japanese exhaust style, the new 'Shotgun' exhausts from Japspeed are sure to prove popular. Replacing the conventional backbox with twin 3in unsilenced pipes, these systems give a seriously aggressive note, as well as the trademark double-barrelled, shotgun-style twin tailpipes. Although unlikely to pass trackday regs, these stainless-steel systems give maximum flow and are sure to get you noticed Full systems will be available soon for all popular Japanese cars, and a...

July

REDLINE RECKONS The daddy of all European events, this Norwegian extravaganza incorporates massively tuned cars and hardcore, all-night partying. You'll come back exhausted and broke, but you won't regret it 18 advance ( 20 on gate). Track time 30 CONTACT Be sure to check out the Redline stand at TRAX 2011 Below KW put their R35 GT-R demo car through its paces Left Redlinecom Audi S3 being used hard on track

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Leicestershire LE9 7QE HOW MUCH 35 Weekender Pass. One-day tickets TBC CONTACT REDLINE RECKONS The debut show from the Driftworks crew. Promises to be a cool event, with live DJs, special guest performers, plenty of drifting (including a night-time demo by pro drivers on the Saturday night) and loads more besides. Skate and BMX ramps, plus a Moto-X circuit and a fun fair will provide a wide range of activities. Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex. P018 OPX 37 Friday, 53...

Kw Ctr Coilovers

The R35 Nissan CT-R is without doubt a superb-handling car from the factory, but there is still huge room for improvement, with the added bonus of improved looks through a lower ride height, and KW have the solution with their Variant 3 coilover kit. This track-tested suspension kit features separately adjustable rebound and compression, as well as ride height. It enables the user to adjust the car perfectly for its intended use, and gives low-speed comfort mixed with high-speed cornering...

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The latest sat nav from Navigon is the 70 Premium Live, featuring a large, in screen and a sophisticated voice command facility. As the word 'Live' in the name suggests, though, the most impressive stuff is the live services it offers. These include live traffic, fuel prices, speed cameras, events and much more. Active Lane Assistant is another cool function, showin a live travelling animation as you negotiate complex junctions, lessening the confusion often found with some of the UK's bizarre...

New

How do the great hot hatches of the past stack up alongside their The hot hatch concept has been around for over 30 years now, and many manufacturers have built up a long heritage of producing quick, affordable and fun versions of their otherwise dull small hatches. Here, we look at how some iconic names in the hot hatch game have evolved over the years VAUXHALL MK1 ASTRA GTE (1983) VS MK5 ASTRA VXR (2005) As well as being one of the most notable early hot hatches, the Mkl Astra GTE is...

New Seats

A bucket seat is probably one of the most vital upgrades you can make, as not only will it keep you from sliding around the place in the bends, but you'll also be much better able to feel what the car is doing underneath you. If you're in the market for one right now, you're in luck, as the chaps at ShopDrift took the wraps off three classy new bucket seats at January's Autosport International show. The first is this cool-looking lightweight, carbon-fibre, fixed-back design called the GT3...

Nismo Competition

Genuine NISMO Competition parts now available OFFICIALLY off-the-shelf in the UK. Sumo Power Ltd have been appointed sole UK, European, Middle East and Russian distributors for Nismo Competition parts and merchandise. At Sumo Power we are excited to be able to offer one of the most premier, manufacturer-based tuning brands from Japan to our customers. Wether by fast mail order, or fitted at our state of the art workshops by our experienced technicians. UK Sales & Service 01797 222281...

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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...

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Since the R35 Nissan GT-R's release, two distinct schools of thought have formed in Japan. Those who follow trends manically have bought into Ihe new generation of the GT-R, accepting the high costs of ownership and tuning that come as part of the package. Others have chosen to completely ignore it, however. The owner of the purple BNR32 you see here belongs to the latter group. There's no knocking the R35's achievements - it's an incredibly impressive and capable supercar right out of the box,...

Range

The UK's largest Lightweight & Drift ranges software on an unhealthy car. Makes a lot of sense - if things aren't running as they should, a remap isn't going to magically fix it We'll be back soon to get the TT back into shape. Big thanks to Mark. Ben. Rob and Kev for the help. Cheers to Revo Technik www.revotechnik.com 01327301901 Left Revo diagnosed a few minor faults that need attention TTV Racing www.ttvracing.com Euro Car Parts www.eurocarparts.com Above Dav's little boy, Sid. takes the...

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Right Pennzoil R34 GT-R racer tears it up Left There were plenty of road cars at the show, too Right Pennzoil R34 GT-R racer tears it up Left There were plenty of road cars at the show, too Another crazy Group 5 racecar at the show was this S12 Silvia Turbo. It's about two feet wider and five times as powerful as standard, and check out those wheels It may look nearly standard, but it's seriously quick on track We're sure you have already seen the cars in Redline and in action in FIA GT1 World...

Sat 16 April

Oulton Park, Cheshire CW6 9BW HOW MUCH www. modifiedlive. co. uk REDLINE RECKONS An action-packed day of racing and fun. The popular Modified Live events kick off 2011 with the opening rounds of Time Attack, the Pirelli European Drift Championship, Formula Ford single-seaters and much more. The attractions aren't limited to the track either, as EMMA audio and Show & Shine competitions squeeze in amongst traders and fun fairs. MOTORSPORT Check out these series' for some tuning-inspired...

Sat 30 July

Elvington Aerodrome, York Y0414AU HOW MUCH REDLINE RECKONS Over the years, TOTB has built up a fearsome reputation as a test of driver and machine. Three disciplines (drag, handling and top speed) test all areas of car type and tune. Competitors in teams of 10 battle for individual and team prizes. A good day out. Above TOTB tests speed, power and handling Lelt Individual and team prizes up for grabs

Satsun 1112 June

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants NN29 7XA One-day ticket 16 in advance ( 18 on the day), weekend ticket 33 in advance ( 40 on the day) including two nights' camping. 0871230 5577 or www. performancevauxhallshow.co.uk REDLINE RECKONS Historically the biggest of all the Vauxhall shows. It centres around the world-famous drag strip, where 'Run What Ya Brung' rules allow anyone to hit the strip and compete, with the cars split into different categories. Lots of trade stands, car clubs and an autojumble...

Satsun 2526 June

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire LE17 5QS 20 per day (discount of 14.95 for a day ticket or 29.95 for a weekend ticket for first 1000 tickets sold before March 31) REDLINE RECKONS Traditionally a very popular event, with a strong Show & Shine competition highlighting the very best Volkswagens around. Everyone is welcome on the drag strip, where the quarter-mile drags attract a great selection of tuned VW and VW-related machinery.

Sun 14 August

Location TBC - see www.japfest2.co.uk for the latest updates 15 in advance, track time 20, passenger rides 10 REDLINE RECKONS Although at the time of writing the venue is still to be confirmed, what we do know is that Japfest 2 is going to be at a central UK circuit. With the very best Japanese road cars, plus the UK's most extreme tuned track and drift monsters, it's sure to be a must-see event. Track time will be available and after the success of the first event last year it's worth...

Sun 15

20 at the gate, 15 in advance CONTACT REDLINE RECKONS Scotland welcomes the Modified Live show where once again the Pirelli European Drift Championship and Time Attack competitions headline the event. The popular Drift Taxi rides will be available to everyone, offering the chance to sit in a drift car as it tackles a track sideways. H

Sun 27 March

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants NN29 7XA HOW MUCH 18 at the gate, 15 in advance, 20 for 4 runs up the strip REDLINE RECKONS Santa Pod's show season opener, the Marangoni Fast Show features 'Run What Ya Brung' action on the Sunday, following on from a RWYB Saturday, so you can camp over and make a weekend of it should you wish. The handling course is free to try, with a trophy for the fastest time of the day. Above Crazy Firefox jet car will blow your mind (and your ears) Left Expect non-stop...

Sun 28 August

Anglesey Circuit, Anglesey LL63 5TF HOW MUCH Ticket prices are yet to be announced but are likely to be around the usual 15- 17 in advance or 20- 22 at the gate, with children under 12 likely to be free. Check the website for latest information. REDLINE RECKONS A new venue for Modified Live, this undulating track that twists around the Welsh coastline will prove a fresh challenge for everyone competing in drift and track action. Like the other Modified Live events, there'll be both Time Attack...

Sun 4 September

Track time 30 CONTACT Be sure to check out the Redline stand at TRAX 2011 Left Redlinecom Audi S3 being used hard on track Below KW put their R35 GT-R demo car through its paces REDLINE RECKONS Full details of the 2011 lineup have yet to be announced, but TRAX always offers more action, more metal and more entertainment than any other show. It's the traditional, big, end-of-season event, so no performance car fan should miss it

Sun 7 August

Silverstone, Northants NN12 8TN HOW MUCH 16 in advance or 20 at the gate. Track time 30 (15 minutes session), 0-60 sprint 5, Concours 20 (including entry ticket) REDLINE RECKONS Europe's biggest Ford show The home of the British GP welcomes the finest and fastest blue ovals for a huge Ford celebration. Once again, we'll be there with our own stand, amongst a huge number of trader and club stands. Perhaps the best feature of Ford Fair is that you can do so much with your own car. Pay just 30 and...

Sunday 15

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants NN29 7XA HOW MUCH Saturday 10, Sunday 15, two-day ticket 25 ( 20 in advance) REDLINE RECKONS A serious performance car event where track prowess speaks louder than words. The HKS Drag Series and Euro Sports Compact Drag Series will be racing on the drag strip, bringing real competitive drag racing with full-bodied tuned cars to a performance car event accessible to everyone.

Sunday 31 July

Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire LN119SE HOW MUCH 15 in advance, 20 at the gate. CONTACT 0870 950 9000 or www.modifiedlive.co.uk REDLINE RECKONS The circuit known as the 'Mini Niirburgring' hosts more track action from the Modified Live team. The competition will be hotting up as both the Time Attack and European Drift Championship head past the halfway stage. The Kleers-sponsored Show & Shine will be worth a look, but our bet is you'll be watching the performance action. There are several drag...

Sunday 5 June

Santa Pod Raceway, Northants NN29 7XA HOW MUCH 0871230 5577 or www.classicfordshow.co.uk REDLINE RECKONS If you like screaming old-school Escorts, this is the show for you The Classic Ford Show returns to Santa Pod, so you'll be able to compare how old and new technology stack up. There's just something so appealing about classic Fords, and if previous years are anything to go by, most of the highly polished classics on display will be used in anger on the drag strip, too. The 'Ultimate Classic...

Supercharger Mounting

So. how do you supercharge your car Well, the obvious way is to buy a kit There's plenty out there based on the various blower types. By now. you should have a pretty good idea which type is suitable for what application, so once you've decided what supercharger you're going for. you'll need to decide how to fit it. There are two basic configurations The first setup involves fitting the blower between the induction system and the engine and is known as a draw-through. Traditionally, the layout...

Suspension

Despite this being very well sorted from the factory, coilover suspension, uprated ARBs and even adjustable suspension arms are already widely available from the usual big names. This means you can upgrade your Evo X to serious Time Attack spec with relative ease. 9.5xl8in alloys with 255 or 265 wide tyres are the norm for tuned Evo Xs. and the standard arches give ample room even on low and hard-driven cars. The offset used is usually around ET20. and we have seen lower offset and wider tyres...

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We knew this was never going to be a test that would result in seconds being shaved off the lap time, but this is a sub-jfilOO item that is easily fitted by even the most inexperienced mechanic, so going half a second a lap faster is nothing to be sniffed at. The main thing to consider is that we did the test with the best-case scenario a fairly new car with a stiff chassis as standard. On older cars, and many newer ones, the chassis rigidity will be nowhere near as good as a late-model...

The Test

This was a simple 'before-and-after' lap time test. After a number of warm-up laps to make sure the times would be consistent. Stav did three timed laps with, and three timed laps without the strut brace fitted. The average lap times were calculated from these. As well as the track test. Stav and the car's owner also completed over 300 fast-road miles, each in varying conditions to give their opinions of the effects of the strut brace for road use. Astrutbraceisone of the easiest parts to fit...

The Track

Llandow Circuit in South Wales was our chosen track for this test, as getting a good time around this tight and twisty track is all about the car's cornering ability, so it's the ideal place to evaluate the effects of fitting a strut brace. Fitting a strut brace isassimpleasdoing upa couple of bolts Strut brace in position, fixed securely to the suspension turret A strut brace should improve both handling LENGTH 1450M WIDTH 9M LAP RECORD 35SEC Road-going Impreza felt quite soft when pushed on...

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The club I belong to recently had a rolling-road shootout day. which was pretty good, except nearly all the cars there dropped power. Most showed at least a 10-15bhp drop on what they should be making, and others showed even lower than that The thing is, most had guaranteed power from well-known tuners, and graphs to prove it, too. Yet they still showed power barely better than a standard, non-tuned car. I'm deflated now - is tuning not worth it or should I question the dyno that we used Ben,...

What To Look

If you're going for an auto model, take it for a test drive while out of 'sport' mode and listen for rumbling noises (like the sound of going over a cattle grid). This could mean gearbox problems and imminent replacement. Warped clutch plates on earlier manual models was an issue, although it should have been sorted by now. so listen for scraping noises when releasing the clutch. Repairs on BMWs can be costly, as can servicing, so check the service history, as if it's due a major one you could...

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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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Exterior

Extreme Team Drift Battle

The Evo X looks great, so, aside from the FQ400 bodykit. we wouldn't want to make big changes, but almost every panel is available in carbon including the roof and things like canards, rear diffusers and vortex generators are widely available for all Evo X models. The Japfest Extreme Team Drift Battle is back for 2011 and this year is supported by the Briti ampionship The biggest names in UK drifting will once again battle it out on the Castle Combe Circuit for big cash prizes and team pride...

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

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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...

Vame Superchargers

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We can't dismiss these, although they aren't actually produced any more. A vane supercharger is basically an offset rotor within a casing, which acts as a sort of paddle wheel, shifting air from one side to another. The vanes' length varies by sliding in and out of the central hub. whilst their tips actually touch the inside face of the casing. In the UK. the Shorrock C75 supercharger was popular during the late '60s early '70s 'tuning boom' on fairly small displacement engines. The problem...

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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...

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Hot hatches are pretty much the cheapest route to putting a big grin on your face behind the wheel. In cars like these, even a spin down to the shops can become a thrilling drive. But which one should you go for To say there's a big choice out there would be understating things just a tad, and there have been hundreds of versions, but fear not, we've slaved through the night to produce an exhaustive guide to almost every hot hatch you can buy in the UK. Whether your budget is 250 or 25.000,...

Ohlins Impreza Suspension

Despite the unusual hatchback looks, there is no denying the 2007-onwards Subaru Impreza STi is still a great performance car with huge tuning potential, and one way to help realise this potential is with Ohlins R T coilovers. Featuring camber adjustment, full ride height adjustment without adjusting spring rates via the bottom mounts, spring preload adjustment using the adjustable spring platforms, and bump and rebound adjustment at a simple twist of the knob, they are in the top tier of...

Mitsubishi Colt Sr4x

Wrc Evo Engine Bay

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...

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