Street performance Experts got their hands on Juggernaut Roadking sport 2.8 sometime during late 90’s
They realized that the car can be modified in to serious performance machine by modern standards even thuogh the car was mostly forgotten during past 40 years
Wile the wheelwells were large enough for some serious tires to begin with, slightly widening them they could fit some seriously wide tires in there, and putting modern tires with big wheels they could fit quite massive brakes in there as well. Also with simple coilover kit the car started handling decently well.
The still sub par handling was due the cars quite heavy front end, and while the engine had great tuning potential by any standard, where doubling the power figure was relatively easy due to the very downtuned nature of the original engine. it was still a cast iron i6 and therefore relatively heavy.
The car sat as it was up to 2001 when Juggernaut suddenly released a nw rear driven sports car. and the engine was soon found to be quite decent powerhouse.
They bought a 2.2l turbo engine, new and set to work seeing what it can take and after adding turbo and reinfocing the internal parts they had high revving 350hp plant, and while putting it trough som testing the engine was found to be still very reliable, even thuogh it’s more than doubled power output.
And more importantly it was lighter than the engine in the old Roadking.
With new engine mounts, new driveshaft and transmission from 80’s Juggernaut light pickup truck the only problem was the original open differential, as one tire fires hampered the perfomance completely, but the problem was solved by using later model Roadking differential which had geared LSD.
With some interior work they modified the car to be 2+2 seater, and reasnably comfortable grand tourer, alshough higer speed driving got the car still slightly floaty at times. After adding some wings it ended up being rather nice grand tourer, althuogh very cheap one at that.
How ever after couple laps on the track noticed that they needed to add some ducts to improve brake ventilation, as brake fade started to be an issue.
After that they gave the car a proper paint, and it came out rather good looking.
One day as the car was sitting in front of SPE garage, a man niticed it and asked if the car could make appearance in a movie called “Agile and Angry” it might even have a chance to be the main characters car. or “hero car” as he said it.
While the car had some quirks of it’s own the team from SPE agreed to lend the car, and if needed they could easily make a replica from it if they needed a car to destroy.