Adrenaline Murtaya........ I'm impressed

Adrenaline Murtaya........ I'm impressed

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kylemrushall

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1,917 posts

138 months

Monday 18th February 2008
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Myself and my wife went to the Murtaya factory for a test drive on Saturday morning.....

What a great package!! We were taken for a test drive by Neil one of the owners of the business and we were both very impressed. It is quick, comfortable, bulletproof and well designed. I have had a few sevenesque cars (Westfield, strikers and stylus) and i currently have an Ultima. I think this car is the best thing to come out of the kit car industry for a long time.

I am sure the Murtaya has few equals in the performance stakes especially on greasy b roads, none of my sevenesque cars i have had (270 bhp westie) would get anywhere near it and even the Ultima (500+bhp) would only be quicker on quick A roads.

Needless to say we will be ordering one in the near future and well done to Neil and everyone at Adrenaline!!!!!!

T_Pot

2,542 posts

131 months

Monday 18th February 2008
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do you have any pictures?

kylemrushall

Original Poster:

1,917 posts

138 months

Monday 18th February 2008
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T_Pot said:
do you have any pictures?
google adrenaline motorsport you will then have loads of info.

Black5

579 posts

157 months

Friday 22nd February 2008
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T_Pot said:
do you have any pictures?
How many pics do you want?







I'll be photographing the Adrenaline track event tomorrow at Llandow.

Hopefully I should have a good collection of Murtaya shots on here next week: http://msphoto.terapad.com/index.cfm?fa=contentIma...


Kyle, I think your feelings about the car are spot on!

Matt Seabrook

563 posts

185 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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Yep had a good look at a couple this week and must say the do lok good
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peterpsg

813 posts

168 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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kylemrushall said:
...and even the Ultima (500+bhp) would only be quicker on quick A roads.
That was my exact impression after a few laps in the passenger seat at brands last year.

I enjoyed the GTR for the sheer pointandshoot style of driving it allowed one to do, but I was always mindfull, and occassionaly reminded by the car that the power needed to be carefully applied during the corners...

Whereas my personal Murtaya 'pilot' at brands attacked the hairpin, which you reach shortly after leaving the pits, with all 4 wheels squealing and yet pulled it off with no apparant over or under steer. The driver then proceeded to devour the sevens that littered the remainer of the track...

In short, I was sold on the idea, but as I've moved to the land of the 'omafiet' for work, I'll have to wait until I have a more suitable living arrangement :-(

I'd be most interested in your opinions once you've built it! Also if you need any help with a build site...

kylemrushall

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1,917 posts

138 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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peterpsg said:
kylemrushall said:
...and even the Ultima (500+bhp) would only be quicker on quick A roads.


The driver then proceeded to devour the sevens that littered the remainer of the track...


The bike powered boys wont like you saying that..... but they would indeed be blown away.

I hope to start building late in 2008 or early 2009 but i will let you know. What power would you run at?? i was thinking having a simtek ecu with two maps 285BHP for economy and 400bhp for hooning, i will need to check it can run that larger spread.

Where are you in the uk?? Neil mentioned that a couple of south west Ultima boys had shown interest in the project.

peterpsg

813 posts

168 months

Sunday 24th February 2008
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I'm actually based in Amsterdam at the moment... so it'll be a while before I even can think about a replacement for the black beast... note to self - must take the picture down off my profile!

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

203 months

Monday 25th February 2008
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I agree with you guys, a great car with some unique engineering and design features.

A coupe could fill the niche quite nicely...smile

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golgo13

4 posts

128 months

Monday 25th February 2008
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looked at one of these at stoneleigh show last year - performance isnt an issue clearly with its underpinnings - but with the roof on and being 6ft tall you try and get out of one with the door open "car park" distance - high sill is a nightmare - boot might be good but i feel its deffo got elise problems of exit - entry is easy right in left over slip in same as a Kamala - but a Kamala door opens up so easy acess anywhere someone parks next to you. seems picky this i know but u lot go try it next time you see one.

still awesome car and when they appear second hand later might have to "look" one up on the driveway - just dont take it near a car park smile

Black5

579 posts

157 months

Monday 25th February 2008
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golgo13 said:
looked at one of these at stoneleigh show last year - performance isnt an issue clearly with its underpinnings - but with the roof on and being 6ft tall you try and get out of one with the door open "car park" distance - high sill is a nightmare - boot might be good but i feel its deffo got elise problems of exit - entry is easy right in left over slip in same as a Kamala - but a Kamala door opens up so easy acess anywhere someone parks next to you. seems picky this i know but u lot go try it next time you see one.

still awesome car and when they appear second hand later might have to "look" one up on the driveway - just dont take it near a car park smile
Tom (one of the directors) is at least 6'2".
Only struggle he has is to fit in the rally car with a helmet on (and full roll cage).


kylemrushall

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1,917 posts

138 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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Black5 said:
golgo13 said:
looked at one of these at stoneleigh show last year - performance isnt an issue clearly with its underpinnings - but with the roof on and being 6ft tall you try and get out of one with the door open "car park" distance - high sill is a nightmare - boot might be good but i feel its deffo got elise problems of exit - entry is easy right in left over slip in same as a Kamala - but a Kamala door opens up so easy acess anywhere someone parks next to you. seems picky this i know but u lot go try it next time you see one.

still awesome car and when they appear second hand later might have to "look" one up on the driveway - just dont take it near a car park smile
Tom (one of the directors) is at least 6'2".
Only struggle he has is to fit in the rally car with a helmet on (and full roll cage).
Neil who took us for a run has got to be 6 3 at least

golgo13

4 posts

128 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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aye they are i saw them both at the show - got very short legs for theyr bodies though and they have in theyr own words , they couldnt get out when i put the door "car park" distance out either , but as i mentioned - the only thing they didnt think about on the car as they like getting wet when it rains all over what must be a 1.5-2k interior , not my idea of a good time.

boomerkk

619 posts

160 months

Saturday 14th June 2008
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just found out about the Murtaya.

I must say, using the Scoobie as a donor car for a lightweight 4wd is a stroke of genius.

Gnits

834 posts

135 months

Saturday 21st June 2008
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Entry/exit is a funny thing - I have had a vx220 for the last 3/4 years and had no problem getting in and out... unless it was the passenger side - then it was tricky!

I think it is just practice - getting in and out of the Murtayas I have been lucky enough to have a play in was no prob but then I am a shorty!!!!!

chuntington101

5,702 posts

170 months

Tuesday 24th June 2008
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its looks an exelent kit! i was suspect of the GRP chassis to start with, then my dad said, "boats use it" lol

the perofrmance potenical is massive thanks to using the Scooby running gear! hmmm i wonder if the 3.0flat 6 form the legacy would fit??? with a turbo or two it would sound like a 911! lol

Chris.

fw500

46 posts

130 months

Tuesday 24th June 2008
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I stopped by my local tuner to get an exhaust built for my Westfield and they were doing some development work with the Prototype Murtaya. They were testing the PWR Chargecooler (the same chargecooler I'm using on my Westy coincidentally). Unfortunately the results were pretty poor. The car isn't my cup of tea at all but there's no disputing it's a serious bit of kit. Anyway here's the pics I grabbed whilst I was there: