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Buying new Testarossa - is Zest Racing good option?

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by Kaspars Upmanis, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Kaspars Upmanis

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  3. turbo-joe

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    I wonder a little:
    the speedometer and the miles counter are like the first testarossas and not like a 1991 car
    a LHD car in england for sale registered also in england?
     
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  4. Steve Magnusson

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    Impressive list of mechanical modification to the engine (so don't doubt the claimed cost), but the underbonnet hose and wire routing still looks a little "spagett-ified" to me for such a high end job. One of the trade-offs they made for more top end power (no resonant intake plenum) will reduce mid-range torque so could impact the rational street driveability even though great for hammering around a track. Do like the all black interior...
     
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  5. Veedub00

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    Straight cut transmission gears? Probably tough to drive around town.
     
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  6. turbo-joe

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    I think not the gears in the gearbox are straight cut. only the gears from the primary gearbox, so from the clutch down to the inputshaft. same as in my competition. so easy to change the ratio very fast ;)
     
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  8. MGJBLKTR

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    I remember a very similar car that was red. I wonder if this is the same car, just painted a different color? Either way, 500Hp would be fun in these cars.
     
  9. MOSS

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    Easier to shift than helical cut but noisy. Love the color. You can basically shift straight cut gears without depressing the clutch. Where did he get the gears? lol
     
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  10. I think this was sold by amari group not so long ago?


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  11. MOSS

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    Love the look but where did he get that setup? Never seen one in my life and it has to be custom designed and built. Buy it. I am into those type of mods.
     
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  14. wda24729

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    If I recall it was up for £89,950 at Amari and then I think it went to GVE in London
     
  15. Kaspars Upmanis

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    Apparently still on the market through private route
     
  16. DonB

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    I would consider long term usability and service. The car is potent to begin with and has a capability seldom seen/used by their owners. And when it comes time for routine mntc how straight forward will that be? And spare parts availability. What about that?

    You gotta live with these cars and long term usability can make that a very pleasant thing or not. Just sayin. Looks cool though!
     
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  17. MOSS

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    Car is outstanding with 512 wheels, Brembo brakes and motor mods. Jump on it. If it was in the US, I would have already.
     
  18. Kaspars Upmanis

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    It looks really good indeed.
    What I don't like is that it has changed hands 6 times (!!) and has been repainted from original white to red and then to black..
     
  19. MOSS

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    I did not know about the repaint. Not a good thing.
     
  20. EZORED

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    Go drive the car! Only way to tell if you like it. Only concern is painted 3 times, if the 3rd time was not a bare metal respray! Look around windows for peeling!
     
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