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Cars > Challenges > “Project: Aaroncoupe” Vs “Slow-cus”

 

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M–28
Kearney, Nebraska
United States

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M–28

 

1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe

“Project: Aaroncoupe”

2001 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec

“Slow-cus”

 
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About “Project: Aaroncoupe”

This car is pretty much stock besides the override of the smog system and the computer system

In my street racing days, I beat a lot of cars in this Monte. All of them were before the rebuild with a 150,000 mile motor, haha. to list a few

-1996 Mustang
-2003 Dodge Ram 5.7 Hemi
-lots of rice grinders

My only loss thus far was against a 1996 trans am. It was a buddy of mine, I knew I didn't have a chance but raced anyway to see what I had, and got embarrased haha. It has a lot of poop for a 305, can't imagine how an LS1 would do in her :D

About “Slow-cus”

What's to say? Fairly high miles (88k as of 01/2007) for its age, but apart from the front bumper being in need of a respray and the wheels showing signs of age/slight kerbing hasn't fared too badly.

Would benefit greatly from actually having some power. Nice enough to drive, handles competently, just woefully underpowered.

 

Specs for “Project: Aaroncoupe”

305 HO V8. Auto Trans. One wheel wonder at the moment

Specs for “Slow-cus”

1.6 16v Zetec-SE
100bhp @ 6000rpm (though RR tests usually turn up slighly more)
145Nm @ 4000rpm
0-60 10.0s
115mph
(According to Parkers guide)
40mpg (supposedly - if you drive like your granny on 'normal' roads)
1070kg (apparently...)
IG6 and 165g/km CO2 so only £125 Road tax :-)

 

Factory Options for “Project: Aaroncoupe”

A/C, Power Steering, Tilt, Cruise, AM/FM Stereo, SS wheels

Factory Options for “Slow-cus”

'Climate Pack' - Electric windows, electric heated mirrors, heated front screen (so good for de-icing!), air-con, CD player. Mudflaps too.

 

Mods for “Project: Aaroncoupe”

Override of smog and computer system, RV cam
2 inch drop spindles

Mods for “Slow-cus”

Nothing exciting (so far) - variable intermittent wiper stalk, map lights, swapped ashtray for felt-lined storage tray (surprisingly useful!). Also added steering column stereo controls and a Puma gearknob - the first is very handy, the second just looks and feels nice. Woo!

Would like 16" Zetec wheels (similar design, but biggerer+nicerer) and -30mm suspension drop. A lot of money for no real gain, better just to buy a faster car...

 

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