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#41

1989-94 IP COLIBRI 1800 GTX


Since the Colibri Turbo didn’t really rose the market, IP tried a new approach with the fourth generation Colibri. The 1.5 litre turbo was dropped, replaced with a more refined 1.8 litre N/A 12 valve, and most of the “boy racer” look was left out. Yet, it proved to be another lukewarm seller. The fourth generation Colibri recieved criticism already as new for feeling old-fashioned and looking bland, and towards the mid 90s safety started to become a selling point even for small cars, where the Colibri could not compete with more modern designs. To make it worse, a modest power output from a N/A 12 valve left the GTX model behind the competition that had started to crank out decent power from better 16 valve turbo designs.


Specs:
Steel panels, steel monocoque chassis
Mc Pherson strut front suspension, torsion beam rear axle

1808 cc N/A SOHC 3V inline 4
116 hp @6000 RPM
116 lb/ft @4200 RPM
Rev limit @6500 RPM
Compression 10.4:1
Multi point single EFI
Short cast headers, 50.8 mm single exhaust

5 speed manual transmission, FWD
Open differential
185/60R14 tyres
Solid 2 piston front brakes, solid 1-piston rear
Passive anti-roll bars

4 seats (2 front, 2 rear)
Standard equipment includes fog lights, tape player, full instrumentation, contoured bucket seats, leather sports steering wheel, glass sunroof

Weight: 1003 kg
0-62 mph in 8.7 seconds
Top speed 125 mph
26.8 mpg (UK)
Approximate cost $17400 (in todays money)


#42

I also would like to srink a Forester into a hatchback.


#43


I think you mean Outback?

Funny, I didn’t think Outback at all when I made it but now I see how terribly similar they are to each other…

Oh, well, this is older so Subaru is the copycat anyway. :wink:


#44

Goddamit, I need to sleep. Yes that one.


#45

Here’s my latest classic build, the 1979 HMC Type 93 GT-

Steel monocoque with steel panels
Macpherson Strut front, semi trailing arm rear

1655cc SOHC 2V I4
Compression 9.9:1
Mechanical fuel injection
Tubular headers
38mm single exhaust
Rev limit @6200rpm
96hp @5700rpm
104lb/ft @3500rpm

RWD
5-speed manual transmission
Locking diff
185/65R13 tyres all round
Solid disc brakes front, drums rear
5 seats
Standard equipment includes 8-track, vinyl trim

0-62mph in 10s
Top speed 108mph
33.5mpg
Approximate cost $16100


Henrican Motor Corporation (HMC)