Post-war British cars were not known for their fire performance. Before the E-Type 1961 was shipped to magazines like the Autocar, Jag could have reached speeds of 150 miles (241 km / h) with a little more careful “preparation”, but simpler cars like the Vauxhall Victor sedan tried to go half as fast. .
This is not the case. Thanks to a comprehensive transplant of the 2004 Audi S4, it is quite possible that Victor will follow in the footsteps of the E-type bulbs and is based on the speed of the donor Audi 155 mph. (250 km / h) Limited maximum speed.
The origins of the structure can be traced back to 1994, when a British Voxhall fan, Paul Martin, came across the shell of an old Victor Corps, which had been stored in the palace since the 1960s, after the owner’s plan to build a rally car failed. But it was 19 more years before Martin turned it into a car.
Before the Audi chassis was replaced, the first was the conversion of the two doors to the body. This transplant included the S4’s 339-horsepower (344 PS) 4.2-liter V8 and six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, and a major upgrade equipped with four Victors built-in 1.6-liter of the same era. Vauxhall rated them as 69 horsepower (70 PS), but this was measured according to the overall horsepower system, ie the real power was like 60 horsepower (61 PS).
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Martin replaced the entire wire loom, meaning that the 1960s sedan had almost all the amenities a donor would have, including four-wheel-drive brakes with anti-lock brakes, ESP, central locking, air conditioning, heated and electrically adjustable seats, and a paddle. automatic transmission switches. Victor even has the S4’s OBD diagnostic port, which could theoretically be ordered to service an Audi dealer.
The S4 was once a fast vehicle that could reach a speed of zero 60 mph (96 km / h) in less than 6.0 seconds, but the intervening years showed that the V8 engine suffered from timing chain failures and was at the bottom of the chain. repair the rear of the engine, turn off the engine. Despite the fact that the donor engine traveled only 57,000 miles, Martin decided to remove it as a precaution and install new time chains and guides.
Such a transformation was a pet project for Martin, and not everyone has a glass of English breakfast tea. Victor wasn’t a great-looking car anyway, and the updates will definitely polarize the view. But it is clear that someone shared his passion, because the car, which was advertised for 24,500 pounds ($ 30,250), has just been sold for an unknown amount.
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