Just thought I’d create this post to comment on my finished 3.5 V6 conversion by Rogue Motorsport.
As most of you know that my MR2 is a Lamborghini Murcielago kit car.
I’ve had the car now for 5 years and it’s taken a lot of work to get here where she is now.
Up till Christmas last year the car was a rev 1 two litre turbo but I decided to take the plunge to get. 3.5 V6 conversion.
I did a lot of homework and had a choice between woodsport or rogue Motorsport. My reasons for finally choosing rogue is due to location only. As I live in Maidenhead, 25 miles west of London. Newcastle is just to far away and to transport the car to.
It has taken rogue 7 months to complete the conversion.
Because my car is a Lamborghini kit car there’s a lot more work in getting things to fit correctly.
The cars not just a mr2 with a body kit. It uses the mr2 floor pan only. The rest is space frame and fibre glass.
Anyways. Back to the V6.
Rogue has done a fantastic job with the conversion and even with the extra expense because of mine being a kit car in my view it’s worth every penny.
Firstly I need to comment on the sound. Rogue have only fitted a tiny 4 inch silencer just to take the edge off the noise level and to keep mr MOT happy.
By god it’s loud. It’s supposed to be its a lambo.
I love when you start from cold it ticks over around 2000 rpm till it warms up.
It really "censored" the neighbors off big time and I’ve had plenty of dirty looks.
Once it warms up it’s quite civil. Just a quiet burble.
It’s got that super car turn over sound. A nice long turn over before it springs to life.
When you give it a little rev it certainly lets you know what she is
Now I’ve had a modified ecu fitted by rogue.
I’m not sure of the exact details but I’ve been told it’s from the USA and it has monster written all over it.
I’ve been told it has lots of things upgrading performance but also increases max rpm.
You guys probably know more.
I haven’t driven it very far yet but it sounds absolutely fantastic
It has lovely torque and you can drive around in 2nd or 3rd gear in traffic quite happily.
Performance wise. Yep it is fast. Compared to my Peugeot 1.6 daily driver. It absolutely flys.
I tend to drive like a old fart these days so I’m not to bothered about speed. You only get nicked so the sound and smoothness is more my interest.
Now I know my lambo is extremely heavy. Nearly 2 tonne it’s never going to be as quick as a normal mr2 but I can only imagine what it’s like in a car weighing just under 1 tonne.
Frightening fast would be my guess.
I’m not a great lover of turbo engines myself because every one I’ve ever owned I’ve blown it up. I suffer the same as you probably. Just keep turning up that boost.
Anyways I’ve waffled enough.
If you can afford a 3.5v6 and can afford to have it fitted professionally. Go for it. You won’t be disappointed.