Who has seen the Murtaya?

Who has seen the Murtaya?

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Robin K.

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3 posts

145 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Who has seen the Murtaya at Donington and are there any pictures yet?

GTRene

11,181 posts

158 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Robin K. said:
Who has seen the Murtaya at Donington and are there any pictures yet?

some info and pics on their website...

www.adrenalinemotorsport.co.uk/index.html

GTRene

grahambell

2,695 posts

209 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Had a good chat with them on Saturday and am hoping to test the car for PH when it's on the road. Still wasn't quite finished and some aspects such as the interior trim need improving for production versions, but it shows promise.

Small digital camera not ideal for the conditions in the hall, but took these.




dinkel

24,697 posts

192 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Great looking thingy.

I'm waiting for your report Graham.

GTRene

11,181 posts

158 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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dinkel said:
Great looking thingy.

I'm waiting for your report Graham.

Agree to thatyes also nice tuning stages on their website and 4wd its gona be a fast car! weighting around 900kg and 400ho or so... also nice big bore exhaustyes
GTRene

www.adrenalinemotorsport.co.uk/performance.htm



Edited by GTRene on Wednesday 20th September 14:30
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lightspear27

90 posts

159 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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MINARI resurrection ??????

jonriglar

29 posts

163 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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It does look nice, though perhaps a bit 'busy' and large at the front end, but maybe thats just the impression from the photos - may be more proportioned in real life.

What was the inside trim like? Have they transplanted the Scooby dash or designed the interior? I notice the roll cage is pretty uninspiring, hopefully that is something temporary as I would like to see more style at the rear Should be a blisteringly quick car and sound gorgeous (love flat 4s noise). Plus local (ish) to me, so have to support the janners

rustybin

1,769 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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jonriglar said:
It does look nice, though perhaps a bit 'busy' and large at the front end, but maybe thats just the impression from the photos - may be more proportioned in real life.


I dont think they have much option with the front end. The bonnet line has to be high to accomodate the flat four and the the bluff front and large opening are presumably retained to ensure that the option of front mount intercooler is retained.

I hope they get this to work but I have my concerns that what looks like a chuckable slidey roadster may be very understeery in standard spec or very expensive if R/RA running gear is used to get a rear wheel drive feel. Good luck to them though as the concept is promising.

grahambell

2,695 posts

209 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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lightspear27 said:
MINARI resurrection ??????


Well spotted. Adrenaline bought the Minari project, which they've developed into the Murtaya. Know they sell parts for the Minari but not sure if they have any intention of producing full kits as the Alfa donors have got to be very rare by now.

tiger_drew

229 posts

157 months

Thursday 21st September 2006
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having talked to the long haired guy at the back in the middle picture, he was saying they had engineered out the scooby's natural tendency to understeer(dont shout at me I dont drive one so I dont know if this is true just what they said).

As I understand it it will be 4WD

They say they would back their lightweight car against an ultima in a point to point race on standard B roads

Edited by tiger_drew on Thursday 21st September 08:57


Edited by tiger_drew on Thursday 21st September 09:18

rustybin

1,769 posts

172 months

Thursday 21st September 2006
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tiger_drew said:
having talked to the long haired guy at the back in the middle picture, he was saying they had engineered out the scooby's natural tendency to understeer(dont shout at me I dont drive one so I dont know if this is true just what they said).

As I understand it it will be 4WD

They say they would back their lightweight car against an ultima in a point to point race on standard B roads

Edited by tiger_drew on Thursday 21st September 08:57


Edited by tiger_drew on Thursday 21st September 09:18


There are ways of reducing the understeer on a scoob and an RA diff is certainly one of them. The proof will be in the eating I guess. I have to admit I would back it against the Ultima too. I would also back an RA Scoob against an Ultima on B roads.

dodaman

19 posts

170 months

Thursday 21st September 2006
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I wasn't impressed with the paint work on the demo car at Donnington.

Anna_S

1,473 posts

146 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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I also spoke to a guy with a fair bit of hair, who told me they'll be doing test drives from the beginning of October, so would be interested to see what the reviews are like.

Is anyone going to Brands Hatch on the 14th? Might have some further info then?

matt cyclone

137 posts

175 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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I must admit I always liked the Minari if you needed to have a kit car as your only car - and this seems like a really good development of it... but, have they got rid of the side windows? And is there still the hard tio that the Minri had? Does anyone have photos of the interior as they had it at the show or know what they plan to do with it?

cheers,

grahambell

2,695 posts

209 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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matt cyclone said:
I must admit I always liked the Minari if you needed to have a kit car as your only car - and this seems like a really good development of it... but, have they got rid of the side windows? And is there still the hard tio that the Minri had? Does anyone have photos of the interior as they had it at the show or know what they plan to do with it?

cheers,


Hi Matt,

The car shown doesn't have side windows as Adrenaline will be offering a minimalist 'track' version with no screen and they've used the doors off that. Wind-up side windows and hood are already available. Not sure about the hard top, but know that they're planning a coupe.

Didn't bother taking any pics of interior because it wasn't that good and probably not finished anyway. They were still working on the car down in Cornwall the evening before the show and then had to drive all the way to Donington and set the stand up Saturday morning.

GTRene

11,181 posts

158 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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grahambell said:

Wind-up side windows and hood are already available. Not sure about the hard top, but know that they're planning a coupe.

Sounds good, wind-up windows(lot better then stick in cobra likes)
Also the coupe version, hope it looks like the drawings on the web.
Thanks for clearing that out Grahamyes
GTRene

jonriglar

29 posts

163 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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What coupe drawings on the Web?

GTRene

11,181 posts

158 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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oops...my mistake, thought I saw a drawing of the new coupe but it was not so...sorry.

But...they have some new pictures add to their website

www.adrenalinemotorsport.co.uk/gallery.htm

GTRene

soperman

11 posts

146 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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Hi All

Okay if I just clear up a few things re the Murtaya?

Graham is right, there will be a hood and wind up windows in the production versions. There will also be a hard top option. There are however, no plans for a coupe.

Also, although Adrenaline do own the rights to service existing Minari cars and all the tooling, this car shares absolutely no tooling with Minari, it is a totally re-tooled and re-engineered car.

Cheers

Andy Bliss
Adrenaline Motorsport

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

203 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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soperman said:
Hi All

Okay if I just clear up a few things re the Murtaya?

Graham is right, there will be a hood and wind up windows in the production versions. There will also be a hard top option. There are however, no plans for a coupe.

Also, although Adrenaline do own the rights to service existing Minari cars and all the tooling, this car shares absolutely no tooling with Minari, it is a totally re-tooled and re-engineered car.

Cheers

Andy Bliss
Adrenaline Motorsport


Hi Andy,

It's nice to see a manufacturer share info with us, and we do need more of you guys on this forum.

I have a question on the design? was it done in-house or a consultants work? and why do you have such a big front air intake?
Is that because you need a bigger radiator?

I'm a fan of the older minari with it's delicate and classy shape, your new car is very aggressive and powerful in its stance, but I think your potential customer will be different than the older Minari customer.

Wish you guys the best of luck with your new project.

Ciao
Italo