Nowadays, the car has to be more versatile than ever before. A car to take the kids to football training in, a car to take us to work and a car for travelling, we need a car to be a 4×4, a sports car and a saloon all in one. But what if we want our cars to be fast too, and what if we want to add a fourth dimension: tuning it so that it’s race ready. Here are three of the best everyday cars that you can tune:
#3 Subaru WRX
A car with true rallying heritage, the Subaru is able to get from 0-60 in under 6 seconds, while still maintaining the room for five passengers. The WRX came onto the car scene in 2000. Far from the prettiest car available, it didn’t deter aspiring rallyists. With 265 horsepower under the bonnet, it continues to attract them to this day.
If you opt for the 2009 model, you get an additional 41 horsepower than the ’08 model. If you have the older car then it’s worth an ROM tune and a turbo-back exhaust. As well as this, as later models are a bit softer than the GD-chassis car, with the newer, more powerful car may want to stiffen things up with Coilovers.
#2 Nissan 370Z
Known for its purity, the Nissan 370Z is nothing but a sports car, and the best part of it is that it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. It knows what it is good at and it sticks to it. Under the bonnet is a 332 horsepower motor, and it is arguably one of the most beautiful cars on the market.
With that much power under the bonnet, increasing it is unwise (if not deadly), but to eke out any extra speed, body-lightening carbon fibre pieces could be added. Just don’t add a body kit; it’s far too beautiful for that.
#1 Honda Civic SI
Finally, you can’t talk about tuning without at least mentioning the Honda Civic. The original car that launched the tuning scene, the new Honda Civic SI is in fact the most powerful Honda to ever be sold in the U.S. with a 197 horsepower, 2.0 litre engine. Add an extremely balanced chassis and one of the best 6 speed manuals in existence and you have the ultimate tuning car.
Honda are world renowned for squeezing ever possible inch of power out of their cars, so trying to get any more could be a costly job (if not a complete error). Instead, it’s wisest to replace the wheels on this which are the least good looking part of the car anyway) and replace them with lightweight racing wheels. Then, after this, wrap those rims in stickier tyres and enjoy the improved performance and looks.
So, there you have it, just three examples of great tuning cars. So, get online at somewhere like AA Cars and see what you can pick up to start your tuning adventure today.