Is it the current version of the old “G” charger from the 90’s Corrado? That car was an absolute blast to driveSemantics indeed, but a supercharger is traditionally mechanically driven (by the crank, this spooling earlier and creating less lag); a turbo relies on recirculation of exhaust gases (thus requiring exhaust gases to spool and causing lag, traditionally).
I’m not an engineer, but my job very heavily involves vehicle exhaust emissions and the engines that create them. And I am quite familiar with this engine. It’s not equipped with what is traditionally considered a supercharger.
Damn, that looks clean. My brother in law used to have one for autocross. I got to drive it once and had a blast. I like that it’s FR, so the tail doesn’t slide as readily
Yeah, the balance and handling is great. It was modded when I got it, wheels breaking loose even at highway speeds. I took all that off to pass smog. It still handles like a go-kart without it.Damn, that looks clean. My brother in law used to have one for autocross. I got to drive it once and had a blast. I like that it’s FR, so the tail doesn’t slide as readily
Thanks! It's pretty nice inside, as well - Cayman seats, newer speakers, Alcantara dash, Coco mats. LED parking lights, too.Front lip and wheels make it look much more modern. No way that looks like a 35 year old car.
I put it on Craigslist at a feeler price. A guy contacted me and it was gone 4 hours later. Feels like I won the goddamn Craigslist lottery.But I'm probably going to sell it now that it's in great running shape.
On the road, running like a champ. Just cosmetics to sort out now.Just got my 2001 IS300 running tonight after letting it sit for 4.5 years. Did a new fuel pump, spark plugs, changed all fluids. Only thing left is brakes and waiting fir the wheels to come back from powder coating.
DIY feels good when it works out.