Re: Turbocharged V6 GTV on Autotrader
My Avatar is a photo of my 2.0 V6 TB.
Bell & Colville did indeed chop and change (C & C) a number of these cars, as they did once upon a time with the Spider.
I would rather drive a LHD in the UK than a C & C job with the wrong wiper pattern and a dubious brake linkage.
The engine will easily produce 230bhp and this can be done by anyone who has the ability to program - best done on the rolling road. The fuel consumption suffers dramatically and the difference in performance is not very noticeable.
Any more than 230bhp and you are looking at the usual nasties happening unless you make a number of mods!
Mine has bigger Red Dot drilled and grooved discs (came with the car) and EBC's GreenStuff pads. I recently managed just on 600kms on 54 litres dead which is just over 31mpg. This was on a trip from near Bristol to Poole then St Malo home.
The 2.0TB engine was supposed to have been built for reliability and to allow for the considerably cheaper Italian road tax charges applying to engines under 2.0 litres. Incidentally this is why you find so many cars with either 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 or 2.0 litre engines, as they all fasll into different categories. The 145/6 is a very good example of this.
Mia Bianca! I love her and not yet 30,000kms. I just can't let go
! But if someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse..................