Adrian Flux

When you look at it on paper the Audi RS4 is all kinds of wrong 380bhp, 4.7sccs to 6'0mph and a stated 155mph - but only available as an estate car. That's superear pace, shoehorned into a family wagon. But at the same time, this is what made the first incarnations of the R 4 badge so right. People may say that the styling is bordering on bland and doesn't back up the serious performance, but that's just them being sidetracked by the fact it's an estate. Wheel arches that blister out 35mm wider...

Car Design

You may have seen the adverts for BMWs with 'Efficient Dynamics', with stop-start technology. Th s turns the engine off when the car comes to a stop and automatically restarts it. Hybrid cars often use this system too. Doing this supposedly reduces emissions, ideally for cars that spend a lot of time in traffic. No performance gains, but if it saves your petrol for ths fun times then it can't be all bad. Only big disadvantage if you have a performance exhaust is tie noise of your car constantly...

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Demon Motorsport Swirl Pots

Serious power needs a serious fuel system, which is why swirlpots are becoming commonplace on tuned road and track cars to prevert fuel surge. But the costs can soon add up. Demon Motorsport have a solution with their wide range of fuel swirl pots and fittings. They are fantastic quality for the low price, and when you consider many kits come comple e with aerospace fittings, which 3re expensive in themselves, you C3n be sure they h3ve 3 suitable swirlpot setup for you. CONTACT Demon Motorsport...

Engine

The 1.8ltr 20v engine needs no introduction, but Rob's quick to point out some often-cited weak points the con rods and exhaust valves. I le took the chance to upgrade hese when he took the head off to sort the worn valve stem oil seals, adding other measures like piston rings, bearings and ARP bolts v here necessary, all of which have given him a strong base. With the GT2860RS turbo set-up and the progressive svater methanol injection running with it, the estimated power is around 360bhp v ith...

Engine Cooling

A pressure cap is found screwed onto the coolant header tank. The cap hasa spring-loaded valve, which pressurises the cooling system and controls its boiling point. It's also there to stop hoses from collapsing and prevent su'ging - the sudden rush of coolant caused by a rapid increase in revs. By raising the pressure of a cooling system you're able to ncrease the boiling point, allowing increased operating temperatu'es before boiling over High-pressure caps are available, but they can put...

Exhaust Systems

A3, 53, A4. 54 ft RS4 from BMW Mini 1. 3. S. 23.24 inc M Iron Citroen Saxo, Xsara, C2. C4 from Flat Puato. 500 plus Coupe from Ford inc RS & ST models from Honda Civk. S3000 from Matd* MXS. RX7, RXJ from Mitsubishi Evo*s MO from Nissan S13,S14,3S0*,)70t.GTR front Peugeot massive rar je from Kvnault Clio. Mtgmw inc RS from Seat Ibita. Leon inc Cupra from Skoda Fabia. Octavia inc VRS from Subaru Impreza all years from Ibyota Cellca, MR2, Supra from VmiwM CofM. Artra inc VXR from VW...

Forge Focus Rs Induction

The standard RS induction setup is fairly good, so simply fitting a cone filter, like many after market kits makes little difference. So Forge Motorsport have created a filter setup that takes air from low behind the front bumper, and in testing gave a claimed 9bhp over the original a r box with no other upgrades. With software tuning and an uprated intercoolcr, greater gains will be seen, so this setup really looks like good value for money. Well worth locking at for any Focus RS owners with...

Fuji

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How Ecu Remaps Work

Although custom remaps and remapping of to recover ECUs hat have suffered this older ECUs is done in various ways, the most problem, although thankfull . they have common type of is an off-the-shelf map via never had to use it the car's 0DB2 port, which is always carried Aside from that, the main process is out in a very similar fashion. simple. The standard map is read from the The main thing with an ECU remap is ECU and sent to he remapping company HQ to keep the voltage of the car stable....

Info

The original Audi RS is a real weapon of a car and a modern classic Twin turbo 1 6 power in an almost sleeper shell makes for a great Q-car Featuring an uprated version of the S4 lump and more aggressive styling Latest RS4 does away with turbos and goes for huge N A V8 power Big Audi saloon has a surprising turn of pace thanks to the large lump Audi's sporting Limo has plenty of power and the Qjattro 4WD system BMW's super-saloon offers 400bhp and a luxurious interior The E34 M5 has almost...

Ktec Racing

10 Black Moor Road Eoblake Industrial Estate Verwood Dorset 01202 820800 www.k-tecracing.com AmD have been around for over 17 years and specialise in Audi. VW, Skoda and SEAT. They also cater for Ford, Vauxhall, Porsche. BMW and Mini. ArrD are experts in ECU remapping, rolling road tuning, suspension upgrades, workshop servicing and Milltek exhausts.

M Its U B I N I S S An Peu G Eo Renaul

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brands like AMGandM-Poweraredownsizingtosmaller, forced induction eng'nesand everyone's talking about electric this and hybrid that - the firure for performance tuning may seem bleak. This may oe partial y true if you live and breathe big, naturally-aspirated V8s with high CC2 outputs. But if you're into squeezing maximum performance out of smaller, forced induction lumps, it's actually good news. The tuning industry has always been at the forefront of new technology, so rather than wither and...

P122 E38 P124 Players P126 Westside

Magazines for All The original chilled out VW event, we take a look at the highlights from 2010 Edition 38 has become a must do show for any VW fan. The chance to kick back and relax for a whole weekend with a bunch of like minded enthusiasts, while sinking a few beers is hard to resist. Although the party side of things has taken over a little in recent years, the tenth anniversary saw a return to what it's all about - the cars. As ever the mix of tuned metal...

Peak Flywheel Torque

SMm & BlwShm & Bttiisw yap teiM Left 3D graphs make for easy and accurate adjustment otthe map Below The guys at Viezu download the original map from the ECU Ahnve Remap turned the diesel load lugger into a bit of a weapon Remapping an already remapped car may seem odd. But its perfectly relevant as there can be countless variations to the settings that have been adjusted. This BMW test actually came about as we wondered what parameters had been changed on the remap the car already had....

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Real Life Performance Cars

We'll leave the 300k Zondas to other mags. We're interested in getting the most out of thecars that -nost of us actually drive, from a 1,500 106 toa 6ok Nissan CT-R. If t doesn't enhance the performance, we're not interested. Redline is all about maximising the potential of your road car, not covering it in graphics anc spoilers. co Visit us at Autosports International 2011 13th-16th January at NEC Birmingham - Stand 19708 Pistonheads KW Clubspor targets enthusiasts who race their street...

Rx7 Wheel Advice

H Wheel choice can make or break the handling of an RX-7 Stav, I know you're a bit of an RX-7 guru so I'm hoping you can help. I've recently bought an FD from eBay it needs a bit of work but worse tnan that, it's on a set of three-spoke Advans. I need some new wheels desperately but am stuck on what size and offset I need. Please help Buster, via email You're in good hands Chester, so don't worry. It depends what you're looking for, but there's plenty of scope to improve upon your current set...

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Small Capacity Forced Induction

It's a strange example, but if you look at the engine in the new McLaren MP4-123. It's a much smaller proposition than the 6ltr V12 they ised in the old McLaren Fl. Now McLaren are using a 3.8ltr V8 twin-turbo to get their 592bhp and 200riph top spsed. Similarly, the next model Focus ST will drop engine capacity size but a more efficient design will see both increased power and economy. Essentially, turbochargers are the best way to get performance from small capacity engines and coupled...

Visions Of The Future

Occasionally car designers forget to take their medication and come up with some wild ideas for cars of the future. Take for example the Nissan iV (pictured on page 55). that's a concept of a super-lightweight sports tourer, with parts derived from organic material including fast-growing ivy and re-enforced with spider-silk composite (are you sure - Dav). Slim bio-batteries fcr power and concentric hubless-in-wheel motors that propel the vehicle and act as suspension end steering through...

What To Look

Owners have reported issues witi bent wheels and also the brake discs warping if used harshly. Both of these car be costly problems to remedy so check carefully, looking for uneven tyre-wear as a sign of the wheel issue. Simi arly the clutches can last as little as 25,000 miles and are around 1,000 to replace, so make sure you check for smoothness of gear changes and feel of clutch pedal when test driving. The turbos have been known to leak oil from as little as 25,000 miles, but would have...

Xmas

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Work

You'd never tell by looking at it, but this 4x4, Cossie-powered Fiesta Mk6 is Ian Mason's first ever project car Words Jamis King Photos James Lipman lien it comes to choosing your next project car it's all too easy for your imagination to run away with itself. Your head gets filled with wild and whacky ideas of what you want to do and for a brief second you actually convince yourself that it will he possible to dream the semi-space framed, twin compound charged, million horsepower daily driver...

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THURSDAY 13 - SUNDAY 16 2011 ON STAND 7400 Release StoreMags & Fantamag. Magazines for All Jon's Bora was easily the most surprising car of the year, as although we knew it was a 650bkp 4WD sleeper, making-it a cover car in itself, we had no idea it was potentially a 225mpi monster. With a gigantic BorgWarner S400SX3 turbo it was actually around 850bhp at full boost Blending a fine mix of road, track, and even rally influences, Peter Budgens managed to build this fantastic 465bhp 2.5ltr...

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Electric car that redefines what we think of perfo-mance cars. Spcc Twin clcctric motors, lengthened Exige bodyshell, AP Racing brakes. Ohlins suspension. Alcantara bucket seats, custom dials Power 330bho We like Instant power delivery, great handling, huga torque the future of performance Even with the Tesla Roadster making waves in the sports car market, most tuning fans (myself included) still scoff at the thought of a true performance electric car. Surely their only function is to provide...

Redlines Projects

We're always keen to practice what we preach, so it's no surprise to see that we've got a selection of project cars in the teari that we're constantly tuning. From daily drivers right through to full-on track monsters, we all aspire to get tie most from our oors. The new lightweight rims have been ordered and the front-wheel drive or the moment TT has been wheel spinning everywhere in the ice. Rich's 4-door is ir bits again and we're waiting to hear what his plansare The supercharged Merc is...

The Driver

Bride Seat Nob Taniguchi

The owner cf this car, Nobuteru Taniguchi. is somewhat of a celebr ty in Japan, and is known by his nickname Nob, which actually stands for No One Better, rather than what most of i ou are probably thinking. He is an cccomplished drift. Time Attack, and racing driver, winning the D1 Granc Prix with HKS, 24-hour races in BMWs, Japanese Touring Car and GT races v ith RE Amimiya, holds the Time Attack lap record with the HKS carbon body Mitsubishi Evo. Not a bad CV. This SR2D lump gives 500bhp and...

Astra Vxr Gear

I've got a 2D04 Astra VXR that I generally maintain myself. I'm not an expert mechanic but I know my way around most things. I know that the gear oil needs changing but I'm not sure how to do it, can you help Also which oil would you recommend Chris Dabin, via email We investigated the procedure for changing the gear oil on a VXR and it seems like a fairly straightforward job. Start by removing the battery and the battery tray. That should reveal a Torx bolt on the top of the gearbox - this is...

S15 Boot Spoiler

S15 Boot Spoiler

A world-class racing driver's interpretation of the ultimate fast road car. And with credentials like his. who are we toargje Spec 2.2ltr forged SR20. GT3037S turbo, big brakes. Advan RG-D alloys, Vertex wide body conversion. Bride Low Max interior. Hypermax coilovers Was 210bhp Now 500bhp Torque Was 202 lb ft Now 434 lb ft Awesome al round rear-drive Nissan with supercar performance. sMm amp BimShm amp Bttiisw jtap tato Words amp photos D'ino Dalle Carbonare Even racing drivers need something...

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This new single-DIN DVD headunit or Mobile Media Station in Alpine terms is packed with top technology to give the best sound possible. The digital radio tuner means it instantly locks on to the signal from radio stations and eliminates interference from others. The MediaXpander is said to improve the sound from your MP3 files to almost CD quality. Add to that the usual fantastic Alpine build quality, a crystal clear 7m touch screen, 7-band graphic equalizer, USB connectivity and much more, ard...

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