Turboing that tomcat!!!

08-20-2005, 03:52 PM
So i've now become the owner of a nice little 220 coupe in midnight blue. Just bought a nearly mint cream leather interior and put on a scorpion full ss exhaust. The problem is the dam thing just aint fast enough!! I had a subaru and as u can gues the power drop is substantial but its so much more a fun drive. I'm interested in the turbo version of this car but getting hold of an engine seems to be nearly impossible. Soi HOW do i turbo the engine i have!?? Help!

11-03-2005, 03:08 AM
The cheapest way to do it is to buy a 220 turbo as the cost to convert a nasp to a turbo is about 2500, where you can buy a 'proper' turbo coupe for less than this.

It's not just the engine, you need the wiring loom, turbo radiator, turbo radiator fans, intercooler, throttle body, pipework, exhaust which is a bigger bore on the turbo model, ideally you want the turbo gearbox which has the torsen diff in it and is geared up differently. There is more too, but as you can see, it's not just a question of converting the block. The nasp engine can be turned into a turbo engine, but there is all the other bits as well.

The nasp engine isn't slow by any means, but I know what you mean by power drop. When I had a nasp coupe I used to play with scoobies, then I got a turbo and just called them breakfast.

For more infor about Rover Coupes, check out rover-coupe.co.uk/forum there is a wealth of knowledge there, really friendly bunch too.

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