NZ Performance Car - - Under Construction -

As the old say­ing goes, there’s no re­place­ment for dis­place­ment, which is why Tom Hunter opted to stroke his 4G63 with a Nitto 2.2-litre kit, pump­ing more good­ies into the mo­tor build than your heart can han­dle. It’s des­tined for his Evo VIII, and in­side the head you’ll find a set of Kelford 280/280R camshafts and valve springs, while the bot­tom end com­prises a swathe of forged Nitto com­po­nents. A Borg Warner S300-SXE snail sits pride of place atop a Full Race twin-scroll man­i­fold with twin TiAL 44m waste­gates, feed­ing boost to a cus­tom 77mm throt­tle body and Hyper­tune in­take us­ing dual fuel rails to house the Bosch 1000cc and 1650cc E85 in­jec­tors.

NZEFI has whipped up a set of cus­tom flush-mounted Bosch Mo­tor­sport coils rated to 895kW, a set-up which Tom’s mo­tor has acted as a test­bed for, while a Link G4 plug and play takes care of en­gine man­age­ment.

The aim is up­wards of 600kW, and to keep the car street drive­able with flexi-fuel.

The ve­hi­cle’s body wears a Vol­tex wide­body kit, the only one in the South Is­land, ac­cord­ing to Tom, and hides a set of 18x10-inch (+15) Rota D2EX.

Given the rapid progress, he hopes to have the car ready for MOD 2018 (Mit­subishi Own­ers Day) in June.

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