a day trip with the 200...

robert weinberg centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 10 19:31:53 PDT 2009

and it didn't break down! LOL!

seriously though, my wife and i took the ol' 20V out on quite a nice little jaunt. we went from oakland (ca) to petaluma for lunch. then took some wonderful roads down to dillon beach at the edge of tomales bay. then, rolled down highway 1 to nicasio to lucas valley (past skywalker ranch for you george lucas fans) to marinwood. and back home to oakland.

the 200q20v performed flawlessly. i really didn't open her up too much as we were more in a mellow mood and anytime i got really into the boost, my wife would freak out ;-)

but, she's got the juice (the car), that's for sure. last dyno was 233whp/260ft. lbs. torque to the wheels (about 275HP/305 torque at the crank) with the 034 stage I chip. 034 said could have tuned it even more aggressive, but they said the little K24 wouldn't stand a chance over the long haul.

coupled with the koni shocks/H&R springs, the car was really egging me to flog it. but given the rather intense concentration of cops around those roads lately, i decided to just cruise. the car is SO quiet and mellow. just the subtle whirl of the turbo from time to time. just a joy to drive. FINALLY!

see ya,


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