With prices of Vauxhall’s primeval Monaro now dipping well under ten grand, there’s never been a better time to buy one. With a 5.7 litre V8 under the bonnet and telephone number torque just a throttle stab away, these are the most attainable Supercar slayers in the UK!
If ever a car was crying out for an exhaust upgrade, then this is it! Freed from the legislative nightmares that bound Vauxhall’s engineers, Scorpions designers have created a masterpiece in stainless steel that allows the V8 to bellow its intentions, freeing up several horsepower in the process. Although the tone is much nicer than the factory intended, noise levels have been kept on the right side of sensible, ensuring that the car can maintain its role as everyday transport, as well as keeping noise scrutineers happy on track days.
The system fits to the back of the factory catalyst, maintaining road and MOT legality and uses twin 2.5” pipes, running through a sports backbox to terminate in twin 76mm Daytona tailpipes. Like every Scorpion system, each one is hand fabricated here in the UK from Aerospace grade T304 stainless steel and comes with a comprehensive lifetime warranty. Each one is priced at £649.00. For the ultimate in aural and performance improvements, Scorpion also offer a full 100 cell sports cat system for huge gas flow improvements allied to full road legality. This additional part adds £795.00. Aussie brawn and British craftsmanship… surely the perfect combination!
For more information on this, or any other Scorpion product – or to order your free catalogue, please contact the sales team on 01773 744123 or click to www.scorpion-exhausts.com
Link UK has released details of its latest ‘must have’ for any serious tuner and engine mapper; The KnockBlock.
In any tuning situation, ‘knock’ or detonation as it’s more accurately known, can quite literally be the death knell of a performance engine. Over the years, numerous solutions have been engineered to allow mappers and tuners the ability to hear when detonation occurs, but the new KnockBlock raises the bar considerably in terms of features and usability, to make life quicker and easier for the professional.
The unit is essentially a powerful audio headphone amplifier that allows knock to be heard in crystal clarity. Naturally, the unit is compatible with most proprietary ECUs, but with Link’s own G4 range, mappers also have direct connection for closed loop ignition timing. It can either be powered by its own internal battery or via the vehicles 12v supply.
Key Features ‘At A Glance’
- Two knock sensor inputs
- High power, low distortion audio output
- ANC (active noise cancellation) detection mode
- 40MHz digital signal micro-processor
- Analogue 0V to 5V output for interfacing to a Dyno or Engine Management System
- Digital time window input for individual cylinder knock control
- Digital window output for interfacing to Link G4 ECUs
- External knock indication LED
- Fifteen user selectable digital filters
- Selectable detection gain from 1 to 64
- Internal 9V battery compartment for quick setup
- Low power mode for extended battery life (audio only)
KnockBlock is available either a professional tuner set up including the KnockBlock, loom, headphones and knock sensors, selling for £449+VAT. The retail kit includes just the box itself and wiring loom to allow the unit to be connected to the OEM knock sensors. This retails at £299+VAT. Both are considerably cheaper than a new engine!
For more details please click to www.link-ecu.co.uk or call the team on 08452 60 57 60
Leading wheel manufacturer and importer Performance Wheels Ltd. has released its 2010 ‘Mini Catalogue’. The conveniently sized A5 brochure showcases its latest wheel ranges as well as the hugely popular Cobra suspension range, covering a simply massive range of fitments.
With no less than seven all-new designs for this season, Performance Wheels Ltd. looks set to lead the automotive fashion market with stunning new wheels from its Finichi and Kei Racing ranges. This year, the firm has also been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the highly successful Braid competition range that covers every genre of motorsport from Go-karts to Dakar monsters – and everything in-between.
The Cobra suspension range covers a plethora of cars going as far back as the ‘70s and offers enthusiasts a choice of springs, coilovers and adjustable top mounts – all with TUV approval, and in the case of the springs, an incredible lifetime breakage warranty.
Catalogues are free to both end-users and trade customers alike and can be ordered by calling the team on 01530 517920 or by clicking to www.performwheels.co.uk