Evening all! Today was a good day for R&D on the 159/Brera/Spider platform in diesel land.
For a while now, Myself, Ned & his team of techs have been planning and plotting a Full Front Mounted Inter-cooler Conversion that could be replicated and supplied as an installed product for any 159/Brea/Spider owners with a 1.9 or 2.4 that wanted a little more oomph from their engines.
As you may or may not know, the key to clean, usable power is air and with forced induction (turbo) cars, an inter-cooler is required to coll down the air post turbo and make it dense. By default, these cars have inter-coolers, but they are thin, poorly designed, restricted and hidden behind an aircon radiator, oil cooler & power steering cooler, so they are not that efficient at cooling air!
Up to about 265bhp on a 2.4, you are good with the stock inter-cooler, but if you want bigger numbers you need a more efficient cooling system and that is what we have sorted
So, price TBC, but it will be viable as a mod. Watch this space for more details as we finish up the R&D.