One of 2,500 homologation specials, this Mazda Familia GTR is a very unique and rare car, increasingly popular in western markets. This car was seen for sale on neweraimports.com, and was believed to have been sold in around 2010 for £5,725 inclusive of UK conversions. Some of the modifications noted at the time the car was advertised for sale included:
- Near new alloy wheels with high quality Advan Neuva Sports tyres of size 205/50R15)
- Momo Race Steering wheel, Razo alloy and Carbon gear knob
- HKS turbo timer & Blitz Boost gauge.
- There is a Panasonic MD / Radio unit fitted - complete with detachable face for security. Note the speakers are also uprated and include remote tweeters.
The car was describe as clean inside, with only some minor wear on the driver's seat bolster and on the passenger door, there's a very minor tear in the vinyl layer, around 1-2 cm long .
For those that don't know these cars, they were essentially a road going rally prepped car. Some of the features of the GT-R included a 1.8l DOHC single turbo engine, producing 210BHP (154kw) from the factory. The engine is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission, a viscous LSD and a limited-slip 4WD system providing drive bias of 47% at the front, and 53% at the rear under static conditions. A substantial amount of work was done to the engine to bring it up to a competitive rally standard, and there are significant differences between the mechanicals in the GT-R and that in the Familia GT-X. For example, there is a larger ball bearing turbo, tougher engine mounts, larger sodium filled valves, revised profile hollow cams, ported exhaust manifold and re-mapped computer. The GT-R also received a significantly larger intercooler, revised sway bar, upsized brakes, faster steering ratio, strengthened gearbox and clutch, among other performance features. These items can assist in determining a genuine GT-R from the GT-X model.
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