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    Lancia Y10 turbo.

    Essentially a Cinquecento with a turbo in it - Except, being a mid 80's lancia, it was built out of tin foil and therefore weighed next to nothing!

    Anyone seen a Renault safrane Biturbo? Only the french got 'em. Looked like a big bus, went like a rocket.

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    Originally posted by Knoxville
    Peugot 405 Mi-16

    Daihatsu Avanzato 4x4 turbo nutter thing

    both CLASS examples and there was a 4x4 version od the Pug....160 bhp standard

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    Not a performance one in terms of what everyone else is going on about.. but the Range Rover Classic and the Discovery.... everyone thought they'd be too shiny to get stuck into the rough stuff, not proper Land Rovers are they?


    Suprised a few people they did. Chuck some knobbly tyres at em and they'll leave most things standing. And they still will today with their latest incarnations.

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    yeah they will, everyone thought they wouldn't last 5 minutes including me, camel throphy in kalimantan changed my mind on that defenders were support vehicles and rarely needed.

    overfinch range rover is f00kin quick though

    big american v8

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    Originally posted by Jiff Lemon
    Anyone seen a Renault safrane Biturbo? Only the french got 'em. Looked like a big bus, went like a rocket.
    A few went to South Africa of all places apparently.

    Europarts were going to stick the bi turbo lump in a Megane Coupe along with the awd system. They were hoping for about 600bhp, but couldn't find a lump.

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    Metro GTi? light car with 103bhp?

    Volvo 480 Turbo, again small and nippy, actual performance being more than what is stated by Volvo.

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    Originally posted by Pigeon

    Volvo 480 Turbo, again small and nippy, actual performance being more than what is stated by Volvo.
    ahh the wedge!!

    my dad had one of these... well... the 480 ES. lovely car. 1.7 renault engine. had loads of toys too.. heated seats, electric everything, etc..

    Id prefer to have a 480 limited edition though. 2 tone, green and silver. they had air con, leather interior, THE WORKS!!! You dont see many of them around these days either

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    seems like im on a bit of a Volvo mission today.... but lets not forgot about this little beauty...




    The first turbocharged car from the Volvo Car Corporation! The Volvo 240 Turbo with a B21 ET engine developing 155 hp was a true performance model with the sort of driving characteristics people expect of a sports car.



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    or the 740 turbo (182hp) or 940 turbo or the mighty 960/S90 (3.0 24v 204BHP)

    Volvos slow hmm hehehe. The wedge rocks but the only one I found/could afford locally was a little rusty.

    How about a dolomite sprint anyone? they seem to be a bit of a Q car
    or a lotus cortina, classic speedy conversion
    or the Sierra XR4x4 Twin Turbo? All non cosworth sierras slow? nope...
    or a Rover 200vi, very sedate 143bhp grandad machine!
    Last edited by Pigeon; 29-07-2003 at 02:32 PM.

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    how bout the Renault 5 people forget bout that cause they think of the more powerful 21


    errr ? ? ?

    im confused

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    Originally posted by oddytomtom
    how bout the Renault 5 people forget bout that cause they think of the more powerful 21
    Turbo 2 version...now THATS a Renault 5...



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    God...there's some BEASTS in that lot huh

    How about the Ren 9 and 11 Turbo........?

    Nissan Sylvia.......both the well known 1.8 Turbo AND the lesser known 2.0 litre twin cam....

    106 Rallye (both 1.3 and 1.6) too.....stunning predecessors to the coolest...106 GTi 16v

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    Tell you what... that jumper's gotta some sort of turbo plaid....



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    well i see no body has mentioned nissan's secret weapon.

    March (Micra) k10 Super Turbo (it's super chargered and Turbo'd) pushing 140Bhp! out of a 998 cc block!

    granted it doesn't look the best but they shift!

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    Originally posted by oddytomtom
    how bout the Renault 5 people forget bout that cause they think of the more powerful 21
    Everyone knows the R5 is a quick car though. Pull up to one at a set of lights and you know you're going to get toasted unless you're in a supercar.

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