Modified Metros : Turbo Technics

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

Turbo Technics cashed in on the popularity of the aftermarket turbo conversion throughout the 1980s; as the years passed, it conversions became increasingly wild. Thankfully, this Metro was reasonably mild…


Turbo Technics Metro TT

Like Janspeed, the Lincolnshire based tuning firm produced the Metro TT as a tuning kit for anyone who had already bought a car but seeked a little bit more. The Turbo Technics route was a little more simple than the Janspeed version, relying on a Garratt AiResearch T3 (or Rotomaster) charger fitted onto a converted inlet manifold, but the price of £825 was justified by the addition of electronic ignition. The results were a little less impressive than the Janspeed version, as the figures obtained by What Car? magazine indicate (0-60mph in 9.7secs, 105mph maximum speed).

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Keith Adams

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Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

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