Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

Gawaine bought a non-run­ning project car, with the in­ten­tion of up­grad­ing ev­ery­thing. ‘Lots of bits were miss­ing and it didn’t have many stan­dard parts – but it did fea­ture quite a few HKS pe­riod tun­ing bits,’ he says. A JDM ( Ja­panese do­mes­tic mar­ket) car with a man­ual gear­box, it’s ef­fec­tively an R&D car for Es­sex Supras, and which is now rated at about 380bhp. This has been achieved by fit­ting a big­ger tur­bocharger (23psi in­stead of the stan­dard 6psi), an up­rated fuel sys­tem and up­rated ex­haust. ‘It’s a bit of a hand­ful but I’ve al­ready got an­other project that should be good for 500bhp.’

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