We are all familiar with automotive tuning shops. They try to take cars that had a certain level of performance from the factory and give them better performance. The process involves adding the right parts and adjusting things like the air / fuel mixture.
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Ford Focus ST
If you own a Ford Focus ST then we have some news on how you can fairly easily add some additional power to your car. In adding this power you will still have a reliable car with that 2.0-liter engine.
Now before you dismiss all the claims of more horsepower and torque that still keep the car dependable, this isn’t from some startup tuner. No, this all comes directly from Ford Performance.
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If You Don’t Have a Car Like a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse How Would You Make it Faster?
There are two main ways to make your car get up to speed faster, add more power or remove weight from the car. Both have their pros and cons.
If you add more horsepower then you run the risk of making the car less reliable. However, this has more potential to go faster as adding more power is often easier than finding things to remove or lighten from the car.
With weight reduction you still have a reliable car, providing you aren’t hacking apart the body or removing wires without knowing what they do. However, at a certain point you run out of opportunities to reduce the cars weight without spending a lot of money.
So, if you were only going to do one or the other which would it be? Would you add more horsepower or reduce the car’s weight?
Some vehicles just shouldn’t be tuned and tried to make into performance cars. One such type of vehicle is the minivan. Let’s all face it minivans are very practice cars, but they just aren’t cool car. With a minivan, no matter what you do to it, it is still a minivan and won’t be very cool.
Today, I saw an example of what not to do to a minivan when I saw the Toyota Previa in these images. According to badging it is a supercharged Toyota Previa (which the Toyota Previa was as well as all-wheel drive and mid-engined) with what looks like a mild body kit (I could be wrong on this as I’m not a Previa expert) and some fancy rims. A peak inside shows that the owner really likes gauges and to feel like he is in some kind of hot rod.
While I’m all for enjoying whatever kind of car you drive, somethings should just be left alone. I personally like classic hot rods and love a well done sleeper, but don’t make a car that isn’t cool even worse. The best thing I can say about it is that it is definitely unique. Oh, and kids please don’t try this at home!
What do you think of this tuned car? Let us know in the comments and feel free to share other cars that shouldn’t be turned into performance cars.