Saturday 25 July 2015
A Basic Charade Turbo..
The higher-spec turbo models - the GTti/GTxx - had a twin-cam 4valve per cyl head, EFI, and intercooled Turbo setup, on a lower comp version of the same 993cc base.
The decals seem correct, and I could be fooled in thinking that other than the coloured bars and mudflaps, this thing is otherwise standard. I sure hope it is anyway, because it gives me serious stripper-spec race-version vibes (like an Evo RS, or WRX RA..).
I really need to look into these further.
Regardless; this example is in great shape, and travelled less than 70k in the last 28years. The turbo three cylinder might only put out a little over 50kw, but despite the 5dr body, this thing weighs well under 800kg. I'm sure its a blast to punt around in.. and all for a couple hundred thousand yen.