980BHP 2.0l EFI RENAULT 5 GT TURBO – 1/4 MILE 9.59 @ 149mph

Chris Backshell was at the Doorslammers event at Santa Pod Raceway in his Renault 5 GT Turbo. The engine is a mixture of 2.0l F4R and 1.9 Diesel F9Q parts, with a big turbo added on, making nearly 1000bhp on the dyno, and with a best time of 8.87 @ 167mph.

However over the weekend Chris had multiple issues, and lost a cylinder, possibly due to a worn lifter, causing a rocker to become misplaced, and it was game over. The best run of the weekend was a 9.59 @ 149mph, but Chris will be back chasing mid 8’s.

Leave a comment

error: This content is protected !