Mods and Con­se­quences

CRAIG MANN

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Citroën Saxo

Craig hasn’t wasted much time up­grad­ing the Saxo 1.6 VTR he bought last year. It’s his daily driver, and he’s done all of the work him­self. He says: ‘It needed work, in­clud­ing a re­place­ment rear axle. I’ve low­ered the car, while up front there are Peu­geot 206 GTi brakes. The en­gine has seen a lot of work as it’s now fit­ted with a Saab 9-3 tur­bocharger with an af­ter­mar­ket man­i­fold, cus­tom down­pipe and uni­ver­sal in­ter­cooler. There are also braided oil lines and a slim­line fan as clear­ance is lim­ited. It’s also got big­ger in­jec­tors (from a Porsche Cayenne). I haven’t dyno’d it yet, but I would ex­pect it to pro­duce around 180-190bhp – the safe limit. The 16-valve en­gine can re­li­ably pro­duce 230bhp but the eight-valve has more low-down torque.’

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