My car had had a continuous evolution of modifications, upgrades and
maintenance. The history these is documented in the
Just before I sold it, the car's state of modification was as follows:
- Schrick 268° cams.
- high compression metal head gasket.
- Schrick VGI (Variable Geometry Intake) dual-tract inlet manifold.
- Gas-flowed enlarged throttle body (recently rebuilt)
- Fidanza lightweight flywheel.
- Custom engine remap to Super Unleaded and a raised rev limit.
- Mocal oil cooler
- Vibratechnics front engine mount.
- Custom Gaz Gold 2-way adjustable coil-over suspension (recently rebuilt).
- New front wishbones and track end rods.
- Vibratechnics front wishbone bushes.
- a 3.68 final drive to lower the gearing and improve acceleration.
- 288mm front brake upgrade with Golf Mk3 callipers, Brembo discs, Mintex
pads and Goodrich braided hoses.
- Milltek sports exhaust
- 2 sets of original alloys, one refurbished in gun metal with road tyres
and the other in matte black with Toyo R888 track tyres
- Interior: Momo Millennium steering wheel and some stainless steel sill kick plates.
The last time I had the car rolling-roaded it was just after the last round
producing 226 bhp at the flywheel and 205 lb ft, and that was on month-old 95RON
Unleaded with the car mapped for Super Unleaded. I would imagine it was
well into the 230's, if not 240, after it had plenty of time to loosen up and
settle in and also with the addition of the Milltek exhaust. It would have been nice to get it back onto a rolling road to see how
much, but I never got round it it.
Just before I sold the car, I removed both the Schrick VGI
manifold and the Momo steering wheel and replaced them with the
I would estimate that the removal of the VGI dropped the output to
around 220bhp based on knowledge of Corrado VR6s in a similar state of tune.
|Engine bay showing VGI
||Minor interior changes