the AlpenStrasse, one of many 3rd party modified trims of the communitasia, which was, well, known as a cheap but awful car, while the ability to run on goat urine whilst being cheap made it appealing to certain markets at the time, in most of the world though, it was unsellable, but then 3rd parties started to come along and offer up mods to make the car much less awful. one of the most well known mod trims was the AlpenStrasse done by, at the time, a small garage known as Kraft Haus Technik which is today an independent manufacturer of automobiles. and today we will be honoring their efforts in improving the communitasia's sale with their AlpenStrasse. since the car is now 20 years old, you can imagine quite a few developments in technology came along since then, with one of the most power increasing mods being the turbocharger. since the original engine was designed to run at super low octane, it was very simple to just use regular unleaded and get more than 10 octane added to the engine, which gave us plenty of wiggle room for the turbo. we did keep things very simple in the engine department by having the only thing custom manufactured was the turbo, everything else we left alone besides fuel and ignition timing, which for being such an old car, were easily adjustable with just a screwdriver. to handle the larger power output a slightly larger exhaust was installed, and to help meet regulations a three way cat has also been added on.
exterior wise the car was perfectly beautiful already, it was hard to decide what to do, we eventually decided on keeping the 1960's style with adding 1980's influence by removing all the circular lights and replacing them all with modern looking rectangular lights. other than that we haven't really changed all that much on the exterior, but it's almost enough to make it look like another car. so now i resent to you, the AlpenStrasse brought into the 80's:
cpufreak101 - Communitasia.zip