Paul Hayton gives us some insight into the ex Jahu Kangas 1998 WRC car that was driven to victory by Alistair Mcrae at the 2015 Race to the Sky hill climb event in the Cardrona Valley, New Zealand, 14 years after the late Peter “Possum” Bourne's own victory at the event in the same car.
Originally rebuilt from spares the team had on hand, the E85 fed and MoTeC controlled gas ring engine retains its 2L displacement size but now boasts over 850 hp (540 hp more than the original WRC rules regulated 310 hp!) predominantly via a twin scroll BorgWarner turbo.
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