The keys for this vehicle were handed to me by a friend up in Liverpool on Friday. We knew each before he brought this in to Severnvalley Motorsport for remapping last year, and I have continued spending time on this car outside of work hours to get it running tip top and with a decent power increase over standard. Exactly the same setup as when I fell in love with Daniel Pugh's VW Golf 2.0 TFSI car of yumminess – which I now own!
So.. after much beaming at his two year old Mercedes A45 AMG (also on my list), and having a quick discussion about his current Rolling Road figure (480hp standard, to 562hp with my tuning) I said ''OKBYE'' and fired this hungry six cylinder engine..
We had a lovely cruise home listening to one of my CDs, and stopped at Shell for some V Power Nitro + 99ron.
The shove from this engine is ferrocious. This isn't a car for the light-hearted. You actually HAVE to pure GRIP the steering wheel like a rapist or you WILL end up dead.
It has a Techart Kit fitted, Rear Diffuser and Exhaust System from Catalytic Converter to Tailpipe. Side Skirts and a couple other tasty modifications finish the look. I am more interested in the reported 562hp and 733.3 ft/lbs which is near on par (in torque) with the recent Audi S8 that did unexpected, and unearthly things to my body and soul..
Let’s get to it! This car is an abhorent and nimble beast of nature with gesticulating turbos - that culminate with a crescendo similar to Rachmaninov's Prelude in C Sharp Minor.
God on Earth! This car is oozing torque from the minute you twist the Porsche key with its little emblem. It would shatter the soul of anybody with a penchant for powerful motors. This 3.6 Litre Twin Turbo is like the Gates of Hell - better still - the Hooves of Satan rearing his Chariot..
I've finished working on this car now – only a two or three more 'test' files to play with on the way back to Liverpool, and will probably switch back to what is currently on the ECU if I notice more than 3 degrees knock correction at W.O.T (Wide Open Throttle). This thing needs to be quick, but not to the point where my ears pop and eyes get sucked inwards! God help me.
Big thanks to the vehicle’s owner, John. I was supposed to deliver this back today but said ''there's no way I'm driving that thing again until tomorrow'' -> I've been sat indoors just staring at the key, and having a lengthy chat with myself, contemplating what happened to me while test driving this animal.
Nicholas Lawrence //ON CARS