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Murtaya - Too Fast To Race!

Murtaya - Too Fast To Race!

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Gnits

810 posts

126 months

Saturday 8th November 2008
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So I sit here in a rather strange position. I saw that vid a little while ago and today I had a sit in the Murt that this vid was taken in while Neil gave the car a good prod, the only way I have to try and explain what that was like is to say that you should try to imagine that the short vid there was actually in slow motion. It was seriously THAT quick, I have no idea what the 0 - any mph is in that but it is probably measured in amounts of faeces. That vid does NOT give a true idea of how savage that thing is - its a REAL monster!

The only other things I can say are expletives.


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neilrallying

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200 posts

148 months

Tuesday 11th November 2008
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Glad you enjoyed the ride Nick - it is an experience that few can imagine - you have to try it to understand!

Few more fun bits here;- http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMOMmE08i0

Neil.

JakeR

3,841 posts

194 months

Tuesday 11th November 2008
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What is the spec on the demonstrator?

cheers

JakeR

neilrallying

Original Poster:

200 posts

148 months

Tuesday 11th November 2008
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Hi Jake,
The blue demo cars runs a 315bhp motor producing 340lb ft of torque (dyno verified figure) built by Engine Tuner in Plympton, Devon. This engine is based on a 1996 WRX motor using a 2.5ltr bottom end conversion and SIMTEK ECU mapped by the guys at Engine Tuner.
Standard transmission parts consisting of an STI gearbox and rear differential, standard 4 pot front and single pot sliding rear calipers. Standard Murtaya specification road suspension set up. Standard recommended size 7/17 wheels with 215/40 Toyo Proxes T1R rubber.
In this trim it recorded an independently verified 0-62mph time of 3.5 seconds at the TRAX show held at Silverstone but this figure does not really represent the whole picture on the performance of the car.
Lots of fun on the circuits but even better out on the B-roads!
We also have competition specification Murtaya demo cars, the black one which has been extensively pictured is pretty standard mechanically while the silver one featured in the in car footage shown on Youtube recently runs a host of trick parts including 6 speed dog box etc and is a brutal competition machine that really makes you concentrate!
Neil.

singlecoil

25,312 posts

171 months

Tuesday 11th November 2008
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neilrallying said:
Glad you enjoyed the ride Nick - it is an experience that few can imagine - you have to try it to understand!

Few more fun bits here;- http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OfMOMmE08i0

Neil.
Plenty of flash in that video, but not really suitable for kit car enthusiasts, if you don't mind me saying so. Done more in the manner of a music video, too many edits, impossible to actually learn anything from any of the scenes, and the stills jarred.


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andy-xr

13,173 posts

129 months

Tuesday 11th November 2008
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I dont know whether Neil wants to address that point personally, but from what I've seen of AMS's marketing and where they've exhibited in addition to the standard kit shows, it seems to me that they're opening up the potential market of who would be interested in their car.

I'd buy one tomorrow if I had the cash, but I might be more into a turn key than build-yer-own

chuntington101

5,660 posts

161 months

Wednesday 12th November 2008
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andy-xr said:
I dont know whether Neil wants to address that point personally, but from what I've seen of AMS's marketing and where they've exhibited in addition to the standard kit shows, it seems to me that they're opening up the potential market of who would be interested in their car.

I'd buy one tomorrow if I had the cash, but I might be more into a turn key than build-yer-own
Thats one thing i like when i first came across the car. the fact that its opening us use a larger market than the 'Standard' kit cars out there. Plus thefactory built option is a great idea, agian opening the car to an even larger market.

also there is the cars underpinnings. the tried and test scooby running gear! people love it and know it works VERY well in a 1300kg car, soimagine what is going to be like in a 1000kg one! smile

Neil how much marketing have yoyu done in the Japanise performance mags?? there are alot of readers in there that might be intrested in trying somethign a little different.

also how about some thing like PPC?? its right up their street! lol

fantastic car that one day i hope to own! smile

Chris.

Transmitter Man

4,077 posts

149 months

Saturday 22nd November 2008
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Neil,

Great vid's.

I see you've driven imp's in a past life.

Anything interesting? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wxkaVOxj3eU

Phil
79 De Tomaso Longchamp GTS

neilrallying

Original Poster:

200 posts

148 months

Monday 24th November 2008
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Brilliant, and up Longleat hill climb which is a great venue.
Many happy memories of revving the backside out of my little Imps, and unfortunately many memories of distributor drives going bang as well!
Thanks for the link, brought about a big nostalgic grin!
Neil.

guy_spyder550

504 posts

134 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
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Must say I do like the Murtaya, but would be nice to see one in Coupe format similar to a Z4 Coupe

jasongtr

414 posts

175 months

Wednesday 24th December 2008
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thats what i will do to mine when i build it - unless the factory gets there first which i understand they might be looking into it

Crazy Eddie

253 posts

126 months

Thursday 25th December 2008
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The hard top turns the car into a nice coupe so you get the best of both worlds IMHO.


jasongtr

414 posts

175 months

Thursday 25th December 2008
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i agree but with the hardtop changed into a removable roof panel like an elise also the same side prifle as an elise where the roof has 'tails' further back along the rear i think would improve the looks no end - still it wont stop me starting a build in 2009

guy_spyder550

504 posts

134 months

Friday 23rd October 2009
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A mention here http://www.totalkitcar.com/news.php#1840 of a Murtaya coupe in the pipeline. Would be nice if the coupe looks anything like the pictures

seansverige

719 posts

107 months

Friday 23rd October 2009
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guy_spyder550 said:
...the coupe looks anything like the pictures
Looks like you'll be able to see for yourself at Autosport in a couple of months... relevant post from Neil about 2/3 way down

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Furyblade_Lee

3,822 posts

149 months

Friday 23rd October 2009
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Neil, if you can create the car looking like that sketch then that will be fantastic. Good luck with the project.

p1doc

2,444 posts

109 months

Saturday 24th October 2009
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coupe looks very nice,just waiting for my hardtop and iva tue
martin

Crazy Eddie

253 posts

126 months

Monday 26th October 2009
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Won't be long now then Martin wink

p1doc

2,444 posts

109 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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mmm no iva mmmm
martin

Jonty355

4,423 posts

138 months

Wednesday 28th October 2009
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Hi Neil

Do you have any cars built that are for sale?

Jonty