Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Turbo Technics XR4i

I used to have an XR4i. Custard yellow, it was, and a lot of fun; rumbling V6, a real handful in the wet... good times. It wasn't quite as slick as this example though, and it differed in one important respect: mine hadn't been subject to an official Turbo Technics conversion.
This turbo'd Sierra is so clean it practically looks brand new. The addition of multispoke rims and a Cosworth whale-tail lend it an aggressive sense of purpose, but the real fireworks are under the bonnet - the 2.8-litre Cologne V6 is swathed in a riot of chunky Samco hoses, its turbo hidden away and eager to pounce on newer cars in a stealthy retro thrust attack. Gruff, isn't it?
Via Retro Rides

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