400KW-PLUS KE25

NZ Performance Car - - Refinish Experts At Your Door -

When run­ning an 11.03-sec­ond quar­ter-mile in your Toy­ota Corolla KE25 just doesn’t quite cut the mus­tard, you do what Ryan Dorricott de­cided to do — bolt a Gar­rett GT42 on the side of your en­gine. Ryan has owned this KE25 Corolla for some time now, and has seen plenty of ac­tion down the strip with the old en­gine set-up, which was a stock Se­ries 4 RX-7 block with a Gar­rett T51R turbo that made 220kW at the wheels on 10psi.

The new set-up will be much wilder, Ryan told us. “We will be run­ning a brand-new 13B bridge-port block with a GT42 turbo, 50mm Tur­bosmart waste­gate, cus­tom in­take, and 100mm throt­tle body.” Ryan is hop­ing the setup, com­plete with co­pi­ous amounts of E85, will net him a huge 420kW at the wheels, 200kW more than the pre­vi­ous ar­range­ment. This much power in the old 800kg chas­sis wouldn’t be a good idea with­out any sort of sus­pen­sion and rigid­ity up­grades, so the chas­sis has been seam welded, and the Corolla now runs cus­tom XYZ coilovers and FD RX-7 brakes all round. You may have seen it at the V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als at its de­but.

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