I have been looking about online to see what info I can find on my 95 1.6 GSXI Charade, I found this little nugget of info on wikipedia:
"The turbocharged GTti version was replaced by a more conventional GTi with an SOHC 16-valve 1.6 L engine. This version was engineered by De Tomaso (the previous owner of Innocenti), including racing-derived camshafts, and was capable of 124 hp JIS (91 kW) in the Japanese market. The export version was detuned to 105 hp DIN (77 kW). De Tomaso also added their own bodykit, Recaro seats, a Nardi Torino steering wheel, and Pirelli sports tyres. A total of 120,000 Charade GTi were produced following this joint effort."
This would seem to suggest the cam was changed for the UK and why the engine only puts out 105bhp, I would like to get an extra 20bhp from my car by changing the cam, my question is, and would it be that simple? Or would I need to do other mods? The info above does appear to talk about the GTi version (GSXI) not the De-Tomaso which is 135bhp as far as i know, so it seems quite possible.
3days after getting my charade the exhaust/backbox died so I had to try to get a new exhaust system, I ended up going to Powerflow and they made me a SS System up, so I have an ok basis to increase the power..the next thing I want is a MR-T-Rally Rampod airfilter unless anyone knows of a good system available in Europe for under Ã‚Â£100?
My other question is does anyone know where I could get the Japanese version of the Cam to make my car closer to 124bhp? MRT Rally appears to sell them, but they are the other side of the world and over Ã‚Â£200.
Basically I want to do some fairly simple-ish mods to allow the engine to produce the power it was originally designed to output for the Japanese market as these are the raw theoretical statistics of what i would like:
Power at Flywheel (BHP) : 124
Weight without Driver (KG) : 750
Power to Weight Ratio (BHP Per Ton) : 167.99
0 - 60 (Secs) : 6.58
0 - 100 (Secs) : 17.97
60 - 100 (Secs) : 11.38
Quarter Mile (Secs) : 15.06
Terminal Speed (MPH) : 91.55
Drag Strip Quarter Mile (Secs) : 14.86
Drag Strip Terminal Speed (MPH) : 93.18