"The tires are wrapped around 17- inch Racing Hart D6000 wheels..." "Even with a heavy (and we do mean heavy) speaker box under the hatch acting as an anchor, the GS-R still managed a 14.9 quarter- mile time. Throw in excessive wheelspin at launch thanks to the mid- level tires, and you'd probably shave a good 4 or 5 tenths."
It also says that the only other modifications done to the engine are a A'PEXi N1 header and cat-back.
Also, it was tuned on 310cc injectors and a FMU
The writers also stated that the Vortech unit on this GSR really only shined on the freeway.
-Pictures weren't the best, I apologize.
Here were the numbers:
-161 lb/ft torque @8000rpm
-0-60mph in 6.8sec.
-E/T 14.9 @ 96.8mph
I can't believe I kept this 5 year old magazine...
*-My comments: Obviously not the best setup for a supercharger application. Small header, small exhaust, and I'm guessing a stock catalytic converter. Also not the best setup for fuel tuning. Bigger injectors and a chipped ecu would help out most likely. Get rid of the 17in wheels and remove the "heavy" speaker box and get some smaller wheels with sticky street tires/ drag radials/ slicks and you'll def see some better times. Also keep in mind that this is probably an untrained driver, driving the car for the first time.
I'm not sure how the HP numbers were calculated. It didn't say. I'd also like to know what the 60 foot time was. I'm guessing it wasn't very good.
My best bet is having a car in the low 13s with better header/ exhaust, better tuning, better tires, and less weight. Also having a better 60ft and better driver will help. Magazines don't always have the best drivers...