H206 VVF was purchased to replace G977 EGM when I'd killed her and been through the motions with the insurance company. I bought her in December 2005 after looking really hard for 3 months. I wanted a car that was as close to my first as possible in terms of specification - I ended up with this, close but not perfect although this ones turning out to be a bit of a monster. Initially I was planning on recreating the now famous G977 EGM down to the last bolt however, once I started I thought it was a shame to do the same thing over again so I ended up making some small changes....I went for more of a euro feel with German plates, orange lenses and 2 piece, body coloured split rims....this wasn't to last long though - I missed the old look too much so as I type its being put back to how G977 EGM looked...well, pretty much!
then to this....
Gallery - Original Look
back to the old look....with a twist ;-)
Engine & Transmission: 4 Cylinder fuel injected engine. 2498cc, light alloy cylinder head with twin overhead cams and 16 valves. Mechanical/electronic fuel injection with cut off. Microprocessor controlled ignition. Approx 205bhp @ 6200rpm and 175 ft/lb torque @ 4500rpm. factory 4-branch tubular manifold, Remus back box, K&N performance air filter. 0-60mph approx 6.9 seconds, top speed approx 150mph. Getrag 5-speed close ratio manual gear box with "dog-leg" first gear and direct 5th gear. 3.27 rear diff with ASD (self locking diff). Short shifter kit.
16v Recent partial rebuild with: new timing chain and new style
tensioner. All 3 guide rails replaced (not just the top one like
most people do!) overhauled cylinder head with all valves re seated
and 8 new exhaust valves. All valve gaps correctly set - a very
important job! VERY quiet for one of these engines! New genuine head
gasket and new head bolts. New alternator. Magnacor leads, fresh
oil, filters, plugs, etc, etc. New genuine injectors. Kenlowe
electric fan with automatic thermostat. Mocal oil cooler mounted
behind front bumper. Straight through single pipe exhaust from turbo
to Remus twin pipe back box.
Suspension/Steering: Shock absorber strut independent front with wishbones and anti dive, negative offset steering, multi link independent rear suspension with 5 links per wheel, anti dive and anti squat control. Electronically controlled auto locking differential (ASD) Eibach 29mm front anti roll bar, EVO2 18mm rear anti roll bar with W124 metal end-links. Adjustable Koni Sports shocks front and rear, 40mm H&R lowering springs, 1 bump spring pads front and rear - SLS removed. PAS, collapsible column, 3.5 turns lock to lock.
SLS system has been removed but all pipe work, etc is in place as is
the SLS pump on the engine as this locks the diff for the traction
Brakes/Wheels/Tyres: Dual circuit power assisted braking system. Wilwood Dynalite aluminium 4-pot calipers with 310mm vented, drilled disks on front. Fixed caliper disk brakes at rear with drilled Black Diamond disks and Blackstuff pads, vacuum brake booster, wear sensors, ABS, EBC Redstuff ceramic brake pads front, Goodridge stainless steel brake hoses. 17x7.5J, ET35, 5x112 ASA FR7 2 Piece Wheels with colour coded middles, 215/40/17 tyres.
Body: Black painted headlamp wiper arms, main wiper arm and grill insert. De-badged rear, LHD drivers mirror. Original Schatz grille frame. Stock 16v body kit. Original Carlsson rear wing - smoothed boot lid.
Full black leather seats and door panels, 2 seat rear
seat with centre armrest, electric drivers seat, 4
electric windows, electric mirrors, electric slide/tilt
sunroof, heated seats, Momo steering wheel.Electric
drivers seat. Heated front seats. 4 x electric windows.
Electric mirror. Slide/Tilt sunroof. Illuminated vanity
mirrors. Custom centre arm rest. Rear head rests.
Working lap timer! Outside temp gauge. OMEX shift light.
Innovate Wideband AFR Gauge and Autometer Boost Gauge
mounted on A-pillar.