Love At First Sight | Speedhunters

12 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Love At First Sight | Speedhunters

Over time the the plane flights, the lugging of gear and the sleepless nights all to blur into one giant of semi-consciousness. Perhaps this of chronological dissolution is simply the brain’s defense mechanism an over-saturation of unbelievable stuff. But the cloudy recollection of time and there is one thing that my card catalog can recall well – the cars.

In particular when I see a very car it seems to be permanently locked in my and I can remember it as if I had just walked These cars will to stick in my mind long I’ve shot them, to be recollected at another time. At this was certainly the case for cars, including Orjan incredible Audi S2.

In America not too often that you see a modified and when you do they’re typically of the air ride variety. Therefore you understand my shock as I first eyes on this car when I into Gatebil after hours of flying and a two hour through Norway in a GT86.

It was the car I can remember seeing at the event and the one on my mind after leaving. perched atop a trailer, into my line of vision the train of cars waiting to I could all but ignore it’s exterior. In my mind it was a good a sign of great things yet to for the weekend.

Once we finally made our way Rudskogen motorcenter it didn’t long before I decided to for the red Audi. I knew I would encounter dozens of amazing over the next few days but I want to waste any time this one. It was automotive at first site if you will.

As the would unfold I would find countless cars blew my mind, but I had no regrets spending my first hours in with this S2. Unlike of the cars I saw at Gatebil, this one was well thought out and very built; I think it will be like this that turn the Scandinavian car scene a global hot spot like or America.

The exterior makes it evident what the car’s is – going like hell. In the words, or at least translated he tells me that he wanted to a raw time … car that give the rest of the monsters at a shock. I would say there is no that this car does that.

Even standing it’s quite an intimidating but not in the stereotypical-Gatebil-chopped-up-and-rebuilt-in-a-shed way. Yet it was in fact in a shed, but with extreme I’d go so far as to say it nearly looked as though it and ex-factory racer.

Virtually the entire body is now carbon or glass fiber a full widebody kit, doors, hood and trunk, ACM.

The cockpit is quite even nicer than the of the car. The rollcage design was comprehensive, especially for a time car which are known to have the flimsy weight saving around. Other small like the flocked dash and paneling made the interior like a properly completed rather than a good-enough

While the interior doesn’t a whole lot going on, the pieces around are all very nice. You can go wrong with names OMP and Sparco.

I found the use of the switch to mount a few gauges rather With the tachometer even off to the right it began to remind me of a dash .

Strangely I think the rearward view is actually more interesting. In addition to visually pleasing cage there are several other sitting just behind the separated by a large piece of where a trunk and rear once resided.

These are now occupied by a fuel cell, a and some massive ducting.

Lest I forget there is an oil sump back here for the setup which has removed the pan in lieu of a dry sump unit.

than hacking a hole in the lid many of the other cars I in Norway, Orjan has gone to lengths to ensure his cooling is fully functional and has grafted the naca duct I’ve seen into the roof.

On the side of the radiator there is a opening between the wing to expel the hot air, aided by a of puller fans for when the car is

The engine setup is fairly forward: take a bulletproof block and force feed as air to it as possible. This seems to be a popular concept among the and I think they’re on to something particularly in terms of bang-for-the-buck

Orjan built both the plenum and turbo manifold another common theme at Perhaps this was the only way he possibly squeeze the massive turbo into the remaining space in the engine cavity. so many vital components in quarters virtually all the hot items been heat wrapped for a extra security.

Coming the states where nearly engine bay is littered with bits that don’t make any power, it’s to see such incredibly fast without much more a single adjustable cam sprocket in

Here we can see part of the Peterson dry oil pump. While this be one of the shinier components in the bay, one is certainly not for looks. With the of g-forces these Audi are able to create with insane AWD system I’d say a dry sump is the way to go, unless you like it when engine goes boom.

located inside the cowl, than dangling over wires, are the fluid reservoirs for the hydraulics. Properly executed

Seeing this car blew the lid off my of a time … car. It is Scandinavian and there is nothing the car, the components attached to it or the way it has assembled, that strikes me as familiar territory for time cars in Japan, US or the rest of the

Yet on all accounts it rightfully fits the It’s a no-holds barred built with one purpose in – setting a hot lap.  Despite the of awesome things we see as Speedhunters, it every day that I come a car like this.

Which probably explains despite the event being more than a fuzzy I can still feel the excitement I when I first spotted it.

Audi RS2

Audi S2


Turbocharged Audi block;  Cat cams; JE Pauter rods; Peterson homemade plenum and turbo Precision 62/65 turbo; mounted aluminum radiator custom plumbing and ducting; mounted oil sump; fuel Ferrita exhuast


6-speed O1E gearbox with center (4wd); Tilton clutch


rollcage; Bilstein dampers; HR Selholm roll bars; aluminum bushings and spherical


XYZ 6-piston / 4-piston (front/rear), floating rotors; pedals; Wilwood adjustable valve


Zito wheels; Michelin slicks


OMP suede wheel; Sparco seats; SRS carbon fiber door and panels; Autometer boost and oil gauges; AEM wideband gauge; Performance tachometer;


ACM kit including hood, trunk, fenders, rear fenders, skirts, doors, front rear bumper, headlight offs, front splitter; wing; Carbon Mods planes

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