posted by Daimo on 25/02/2005 19:33:37
Depends what you call a fortune. Around ?1k will get 220+bhp at least im sure..
A Scoob has that out the box. ?1000 is a lot for 20bhp.
Scoobys are not all that, off the mark they will kill an 2.0 16v Corsa/Nova, but when running say from 30mph, most UK spec scoobys WILL loose out. Even the scooby boys agree.
Depends on the spec of the UK Scooby. Mine had 300bhp but I agree that a small car with 220bhp will beat one of similar power and more weight on a rolling start. Of course, again, it depends on the car. Lots of Nova's etc get good times on 1/4 mile drag racing.
Advantage is though that the scoobys (UK) have a turbo, so its always going to be easier to get power from them. I've got a friend adding a 2.0 turbo with the F28 (6 speed) box into his SuperTouring Vectra, so that should be a beast. Then there is the tuning options.
Still has the 2wd issues though. 200bhp through the front wheels is a lot to ask of a car although widely done and very possible. Tuning that to 250-300bhp is a different matter though. Lots of extra work will be needed to make it nice to drive.
Veccys can be nice
I know some people love them but I ain't one of those people. My least favourite car of all recent UK cars. I hate them with a passion. Sorry [
Now that is a really really nice car. Always had a soft spot for the GTE Astra. I wanted a red one after the Red Arrows ad years ago! The digi dash and the note from an 8 valver with an inductin kit was ace!!