Pfaff 8 Hours Of Passion – Budget Track Car Challenge H.J. Pfaff Audi

H.J. Pfaff Audi Newmarket, or team “Four Ring Circus” (which they aptly named ourselves) chose a 2008 Audi A3 with the 2.0T. This four-wheeled beast of a machine was built in S-Line trim sporting race-inspired 17 inch alloy wheels and ultra-lightweight, full 4 inch thick glass as part of the panoramic sunroof. Under the hood lives a massive 2 litre 4 cylinder turbo charged engine with a speed-limit-breaking 212 horsepower out of the box, and an earth-shattering 224 foot-pounds of torque. It’s also supermodel light, weighing in at just 3,300 pounds

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We picked this car specifically because it was Front Wheel Drive and we wanted to install Audi’s Legendary Racing Quattro system. Also, the hatch provides enough space to put a dozen 12 pound NOS tanks, which should be just enough to last the race in full-nitrous mode. We also thought this car would be perfect as it was previously used as a daily grocery delivery vehicle and had low kilometers with only 200,000Km on its young chassis. With a 0-60MPH time of 6.2 seconds, this stallion has no problem going light to light before the ice cream melts!

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What we like about the car is: the colour, Ibis White, which has since faded into a nice smooth smokers’ yellow. Its tiger-like physique and lack of interior. It offers great air flow throughout the cabin with no roof. It has a non-adjustable suspension from factory and lots of buttons to push. It also came with a 50mm rear sway bar. It was purchased for a very low price (undisclosed to protect against our competitors), giving us enough money left over for our twin-charged setup which should be pushing close to 1,100 horsepower when complete.

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When this car pulls into pit lane, it will do nothing but strike fear into our competitors. Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen have only dreamt of competing with a race-ready beauty like this.