|Nicks Toyota MR2 GT Turbo
Nicks MR2 GT Turbo has to be the most spotted car on the website.
Maybe itís the unusual colour, the custom body mods, the sound of
the car when itís running, or just because he gets around a lot, it
seemed about time that we featured it.
Nick brought his MR2 four years ago in completely standard form and
since then has turned it in to a custom one of MR2 with plenty of
home grown modifications. His first mod was the Toms air scoop which
sits on the passenger side of the engine bay and extends up to the
roof to draw cold air in directly to the air filter. Despite mixed
opinions from people you have to admit it makes the car stand out
from the crowd and gives it that street racer look. Soon to follow
was a set of Ford Escort RS2000 side skirts, with some custom one
off rear corner splitters for the rear bumper. Nick made these
himself from a new shape Toyota Celica front bumper, so donít expect
to find them in the shops. The tinted windows Nick also done himself
and as you can see from the pictures, is a job so well done it may
as well have been professionally tinted.
The standard wheels have been given the polishing treatment with
subtle contrasting graphite painted on the sides of the spokes. To
finish off the styling mods the car sits 45mm lower than standard
thanks to a set of lower springs over Toyota Bilstien shocks, with
some custom number plates made incorporating the Japanese rising sun
With the styling sorted and creating a car that wouldnít look out of
place on the Japanese street racing scene, Nicks attention then
moved to the engine. Donít be mistaking this MR2 for a sheep in
wolves clothing, it has the power to back up that look. Some of the
engine mods include
Turbo Technics Hybrid Turbo (using T3 compressor, 360degree thrust
TRD 1.2mm Steal Racing head gasket
Fuel Cut Defender
Intercooler fan mod
Spearco Water Injection
Aussie Exhaust 3Ē down pipe replacing turbo elbow and cat.
GReddy Oil catch tank
Pipercross air filter
Bleed valve Ė boost set to 15psi over boosting to 17psi
Bailey dump valve mounted in standard location
Helix 4 puck Paddle clutch
Magnecor 8.5mm racing HT leads
Blitz Iridium spark plugs
Silicone boost hoses heat wrapped
Power is expected to be in the region of 250rwhp, which works out at
nearly 290Bhp at the flywheel.
So the next time you are driving around and see this mean MR2
sitting on your rear bumper, unless you own a car with some serious
horse power, I suggest you move out the way!