MY68 Bogliq Duster AE
In the mid 60’s Bogliq USA started to catch up with the street-racing craze and began to roll out performance models across their range. But Bogliq had do do things differently than their competition as they had no large capacity V8’s ready to roll so Europe was plundered for high horsepower engines to fill the gap until local engines were ready for action.
This resulted in some left field options of which this MY68, Action Express spec, Duster is a good example. From the outside you’d swear it packed 5 to 7 litres of V8 muscle but when you pop the hood you find out that Bogliq has gone all out and fitted a fuel injected, multiple throttle body, OHC inline six that sings all the way to 5900rpm. Inside the standard cloth interior remains with two buckets up front and a two seat bench in the back. As per most Bogliq product, the Duster AE is packing a 5 speed manual which sends power to the locked diff. The mid-sized Duster accelerates well, reaching the 100Km/h mark in 6.2 seconds and maxes out at over 230Km/h! Brakes are strong and precise but they will fade if you give 'em too much abuse and the road noise test wasn’t too bad with a reading of under 50 meaning this coupe will be a tolerable daily driver.
On the road the Duster is sure footed, never behaving badly, with a puppy like enthusiasm for the line chosen and only the most ham-fisted of drivers would find themselves in trouble in a Duster. Coupled with Bogliq’s sticker price of only $11,000, there’s a lot to like in the Duster AE, so put your eight cylinder prejudices to the side for a moment and take one out for a test drive; you’ll be sure glad you did!
Good: 6.2 sec 0/100Km, 230+Km/h top speed, looks like a V8 muscle car
Bad: Is actually a pony car, needs 98RON, doesn’t have a V8!
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