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CitroJim wrote:Wikipedia article on the Daihatsu Charade...

James, yes, it really was a little screamer..

I often wonder what a C1 would be like with the Charade Turbo engine...

Maybe a project one day...
Stop it Jim! My 107 is a sportium. It would need more go lolol

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daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Wikipedia article on the Daihatsu Charade...

James, yes, it really was a little screamer..

I often wonder what a C1 would be like with the Charade Turbo engine...

Maybe a project one day...
Stop it Jim! My 107 is a sportium. It would need more go lolol
You've got to admit it's a nice thought though Davie!!! I'd love it...

Shame really that a hot version of the C1/107 never reached production although there was a C1 prototype.. I saw it in the Conservatoire when Team WFA visited back in April...

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It would be fantastic Jim. I think there is a company who will take your car and turbo it, along with brakes suspension and wheels to cope with it. Cost you as much as the car did though!

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Let's not forget Suzuki who are no stranger to three pots. The 657cc turbo unit in the Cappuccino was detuned to 65bhp for the home market. We reckon the one I had which was running a 2.5" exhaust and custom ecu firmware (actually written by the previous owner) was outputting around 90-100bhp. It went like a little rocket, even though there was a bit of turbo lag and the engine really didn't come on song until around 5000rpm - at that point though it shot off towards the horizon and 10,000rpm rev limiter. It was electronically limited to 85mph, but you hit that like a brick wall - on far too many occasions without meaning to!

First three cylinder engine I think I encountered, and I reckon still the nicest sounding one was in a late 80s Subaru Justy. Really did a proper flat six impression that one.

Seem to recall reading back when I first got my 107 that some people had been playing around successfully with electric superchargers, obviously a non-starter on big engines but apparently possible on this due to the small displacement. Not sure how reliable the source was though!

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It was on the C1OC that I saw the turbo one when I had my first 107 a few years ago. I'll have to have a search on there to see if I can find it

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I had a friend with a Daihatsu Charade, if I remember correctly the head cracked and he had to scrap it - and he was a motor mechanic!

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Zelandeth wrote:Let's not forget Suzuki who are no stranger to three pots.
I know, my youngest daughter as a Nissan Pixo which is a Suzuki Alto in disguise. It has a 3 pot but....

It's not as refined or as lively as the Toyota/Daihatsu unit and sounds a lot coarser. Having said that though, it goes well enough and has proved very reliable...