And here it is! The DBC2 team are proud to present our latest #projectdbc2 car – our 2008 Audi S3 8P that we are transforming from a standard street car into a track-day warrior.
Continuing on from our last project car – our 700hp Herrod supercharged 2017 Mustang GT known as 1LITGT – the DBC2 S3 was purchased in 2019 to broaden our horizons and see what the fast-growing and popular Euro turbocharged 2 Litre scene is all about!
Our starting spec is a black-on-black 2008 ‘8P’ chassis pre-facelift Audi S3 with a 2 Litre 4 Cylinder turbocharged engine, rated at 195kW of power at the engine when new. Our car is also mated to a rare factory 6 speed manual transmission for extra driver engagement, and starts its journey with us at just over 160,000km on the clock.
DBC2 are proud to work with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry, and many of our clients and suppliers have jumped on board to help us along our huge journey of making this a fast, safe and reliable car to drive on the track.
In this episode, we introduce the car, our plans and parts already acquired, along with a baseline dyno run to get an idea of exactly what we are working with. We also meet the guys from Underground Performance and take a look at their blisteringly quick 10 second quarter mile VW Mk7.5 Golf R.
Stay tuned for further episodes where we take you along for the transformation journey.