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    Saw that one last night. Nice work.

    Too bad they didn't turbo it.

    Wonder what I could get out of a Picanto with a turbo...

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    now people will wanna buy the Spark then go to Speedlab for the performance package

    win for Chevy, win for Speedlab

    that's how you do it


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    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    Too bad they didn't turbo it.
    With a turbo it would be a real pocket-rocket. Being quite conservative if they managed to get some 120 to 140hp out of the 1200cc engine into such a light car would be funny. BTW I actually don't understand why this Spark was fitted with a nitrous oxide setup instead of a turbo...

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    ^ It's cheaper? And probably the owner doesn't want to go through the hassle of maintaining a turbocharged engine?

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    Price, likely. This is a showcar for Chevy. It only needs to hit the target acceleration markers once in a while... the rest of the time, it will drive like a stock car.

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    Wanted to see the turbo on it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renzo_d10 View Post
    ^ It's cheaper? And probably the owner doesn't want to go through the hassle of maintaining a turbocharged engine?
    The cheapest is not everytime the best way to go. The nitrous system ends up requiring the bottle to be recharged and it's not exactly cheap... Also, nowadays a turbocharger setup is not so expensive as it used to be.

    As far as PMS goes, it's actually not so harder as some people still think it is.

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    There's always the extra care you have to take with a turbocharger in a tropical country like the Philippines... proper warm-up and cool-down procedures... regularly checking your oil... and more frequent oil changes.

    A wet nitrous system is basically plug and play... and at the low setting they have theirs (10 seconds to 100 km/h... so probably from 85 hp to around 110...), there's not much stress on the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cripple_rooster View Post
    The cheapest is not everytime the best way to go. The nitrous system ends up requiring the bottle to be recharged and it's not exactly cheap... Also, nowadays a turbocharger setup is not so expensive as it used to be.

    As far as PMS goes, it's actually not so harder as some people still think it is.
    the Spark has a teeny-weeny engine

    so if you wanna turbo it you gotta find a teeny-weeny turbo

    the engine probably couldnt spool up a turbo used in 4 cylinder engines

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