Bonneville A2

terrywindy1

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Just found this on Twitter,at Goodwood this weekend
 

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Mka306

Member
Wow someone has put some serious time and money into that one, not my choice of colour but it's certainly a bit of a twist.
 

Mka306

Member
No don't do it, you'd have nothing to do to it yourself and you'd end up selling it on. It's different and a bit marmite but it's already done, I'd avoid it myself but that's me.
 

A2Z

A2OC Donor
Sounds a bag of spanners to me, nice wheel trims though.

Twitter - search for Bonneville A2 👍
 

HPmuirt

Member
Buy it and then.....

Drop it on to an IL5T platform (engine, box, diff + full rolling front and rear subframes) - It has been done with the Golf several times
Add a bigger turbo, injectors, fuel pump & 3Bar MAP sensor (£1000)
Keep the mapping under 650nM torques
Add methanol spray for the IC
(No need to worry about brakes)

....and you might be close to 200MPH with the drag coefficient of an A2. Trust me, the above hardware in a body with the aero of a brick compared to the A2 will max out in 6th (Bruntingthorpe) and there are IL5Ts with 600BHP doing 10sec 1/4s - imagine that with an aluminium shell at the traffic light GP.

As cute as the A2 is and however unnecessary big engines and high speeds are, eventually someone will do this and that quite literally looks like the best donor vehicle.

Cheers
Simon
(Who has clearly not fully grown up even though he drives the A2 more than the S2)
 

HPmuirt

Member
P.S. The original A2 (the one that the original Stig won the WRC with in 1984) weighed the same as this A2 (1000-1100Kg), did 0-60 in around 4.2 seconds and topped out at 150MPH (limited by gearing) on only 365BHP.

Come on - you have to be even more tempted now......

Or are we barking up the wrong tree? Does the above mean that we (you) should we be making a rally A2? Or indeed, with that rear wing, maybe a Pikes Peak A2? - In which case, you might need brakes after all, oh and some suspension.

Cheers
Simon
 
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bretti_kivi

Member
P.S. The original A2 (the one that the original Stig won the WRC with in 1984) weighed the same as this A2 (1000-1100Kg), did 0-60 in around 4.2 seconds and topped out at 150MPH (limited by gearing) on only 365BHP.

Come on - you have to be even more tempted now......

Or are we barking up the wrong tree? Does the above mean that we (you) should we be making a rally A2? Or indeed, with that rear wing, maybe a Pikes Peak A2? - In which case, you might need brakes after all, oh and some suspension.

Cheers
Simon
you really should join us next winter if I manage to make track happen again...
 
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