SLEEPERS! Anyone have a street sleeper here!

SLEEPERS! Anyone have a street sleeper here!

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W00DY

14,789 posts

203 months

Friday 15th March 2013
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mighty kitten said:

My old Saab 9000 went quite well

With a huge vgt Holset strapped to it at 1.7 bar but it admitted defeat at 2 bar and split a piston in half

Pretty hopeless until 3rd gear and in a straight line where it was hysterical all the way to 160mph .
Crazy and brilliant in equally biblical measures. thumbup

Lewisp12

Original Poster:

77 posts

110 months

Friday 15th March 2013
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mighty kitten said:

My old Saab 9000 went quite well

With a huge vgt Holset strapped to it at 1.7 bar but it admitted defeat at 2 bar and split a piston in half

Pretty hopeless until 3rd gear and in a straight line where it was hysterical all the way to 160mph .
HUUUUGE respect to that Saab 9000!

LiamM45

1,035 posts

157 months

Friday 15th March 2013
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I used to have a ratty Mk3 VW Polo GT Coupe, full G40 running gear, Schrick cam, Eaton M45 supercharger, etc. The right side of 160bhp in an 800kg car. It eventually died blowing the doors off a Mk5 Golf R32, supercharger belt snapped and sucked itself into the timing belt... frown



My old Golf VR6 had a few tweaks and was completely stripped out for drag racing. Looked like a fairly standard Mk3 Golf, clean-ish but rusty arches and badged up as a CL, even had CL rear lights, trims etc. That surprised a few people.

In action - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MKN88SCfVA

That big turbo Saab is fantastic!

anonymous-user

31 months

Friday 15th March 2013
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V40 T4....



stty old Volvo. 230HP and Koni's biggrin

deltashad

6,731 posts

174 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Trevor450 said:
E500. 388bhp 5.5 litre. Looks like an E220.



I do like that smile

Grenoble

44,078 posts

132 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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mighty kitten said:
Pretty hopeless until 3rd gear and in a straight line where it was hysterical all the way to 160mph .
Anything to do with Abbott Racing?

ModernAndy

2,094 posts

112 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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mighty kitten said:

My old Saab 9000 went quite well

With a huge vgt Holset strapped to it at 1.7 bar but it admitted defeat at 2 bar and split a piston in half

Pretty hopeless until 3rd gear and in a straight line where it was hysterical all the way to 160mph .
so how the hell did that get to 600bhp? Original Saab engine or v8, etc.?

LukeSi

5,648 posts

138 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Bear Phils said:
I haven't seen anything that beats the 'transit' that hammond raced the aussies in on TG biggrin

Edit: 4:30 for the drag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSAWrswE3Yo

Edited by Bear Phils on Friday 15th March 22:14
A friend of mine has a nose under that the other day, really well put together apparently.

Amirhussain

11,385 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Love that Saab!

mat777

9,575 posts

137 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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In a couple of years when I have the money and time for it, I am going to marry a 109" Land Rover to a Jaguar J60 engine biggrin

A few years after that, if I can find one, I am going to stick a Climax FWMV in an Austin A35...

Edited by mat777 on Saturday 16th March 00:26

RWD cossie wil

4,150 posts

150 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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I have a burning desire to build a twin turbo V8 Volvo 740 estate, with circa 1000bhp & brake stickers & roof bars frown

Grenoble

44,078 posts

132 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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mat777 said:
In a couple of years I am going to marry a 109" Land Rover
Or this?

FakeConcern

336 posts

114 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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I love this Volvo!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymi0xkErqWI&lis...

I used to have a V70 T5 & they are quite a sleeper as standard since most people expect them to be slow boring family estates, whereas they are quick off the line & suprisingly nimble

Edited by FakeConcern on Saturday 16th March 13:14

corvus

431 posts

129 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Chicane-UK said:
Had the pleasure of a day driving round in my local VW specialists Corrado VR6 turbo.. putting out something in the region of 370BHP. Looked completely standard outside apart from some nice 17" OZ alloy wheels and a custom exhaust system.
I love this thing, for the noise alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=7G29NhDLiv...

mighty kitten

431 posts

110 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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ModernAndy said:
so how the hell did that get to 600bhp? Original Saab engine or v8, etc.?
Stock b234 motor with a Holset he531 vgt blower from a diesel dodge ram , 89lb compressor with an a/r of over 2.0 with the vane wife open so very low back pressure at high boost . Siemens 870cc injectors and quaife atb in the box . 540hp is usually the limit for stock pistons but the vgt allowed a bit more due to better flow and lower egt

Ran 13.2 at 122mph at pod .


slomax

5,466 posts

169 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Encouraged by this thread i went looking to see if there were any 93 Viggens for sale- I have just spotted this beaut

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C366394



I WANT IT SO MUCH

crosseyedlion

2,159 posts

175 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Perhaps this? My new transport- Anyone not into cars wouldn't realise there's a 4.0 v8 putting out nearly 300bhp, and weighs about the same as an e90 m3...light by modern standards for a big estate.

0-60 between 6 and 7, topspeed (unlimited) around 160. Fast enough to give most modern hot hatches and tdi's a fright.

Most just think its some antiquated dog transporter, might put a 518i badge on the back.


ukzz4iroc

2,440 posts

151 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Chicane-UK said:
Had the pleasure of a day driving round in my local VW specialists Corrado VR6 turbo.. putting out something in the region of 370BHP. Looked completely standard outside apart from some nice 17" OZ alloy wheels and a custom exhaust system.

If you believe everything you watch on Top Gear you'd think such a car was undriveable.. and indeed if you slam your foot to the floor in first or second, you got no traction at all. But if you don't do full-bore launches and then get more progressive once you got into 3rd and beyond the performance of the thing was staggering.. it honestly felt as quick as any of the real supercars I'd ever driven, or maybe it was just the shock of going that fast in a car I traditionally associate with half that power.

It was utterly fantastic fun. But very thirsty. And fairly "Q" until you opened the taps as it did make a fair amount of noise!
Didn't happen to be around Southam did it? I remember a Corrado leaving me in its dust when I had a A4 Audi S-Line wink Man that thing was unbelieveably fast

McWigglebum4th

32,414 posts

181 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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One of these two cars has 400Bhp

lance1a

1,337 posts

175 months

Saturday 16th March 2013
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Bet it's the Micra....