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Celebrating the most iconic Touring Car of all time...


Home to the original Monster Lump of Quickness

Project T5-R

My T5R is a 1996 Tom Walkinshaw Racing Edition in Pearlescent Green. It was originally an automatic, but as part of a series of major engine mods in 2012 I replaced the transmission with a 5 speed manual box with LSD & ultra-lightweight flywheel.

At it's most recent dyno session it measured 332 BHP & 326 Lb/Ft torque. It is certainly a capable track day car.


My current modifications / specifications list is as follows:


Engine / Transmission

  • Powerflex Top Engine Mount
  • Forge Motorsport 0.7Bar Actuator
  • Kalmar Union Re-Circ Valve bypass kit
  • Forge Motorsport Dump Valve
  • BMC F1 Performance Air Filter
  • Owen Developments Hybrid 19T Turbo
  • Custom Built 3" Sports Exhaust System
  • Heat Wrap for Induction Pipes
  • Crankcase Breather system with Catch Tank
  • FSE Motorsport Spec Fuel Pump
  • FSE Rising Rate Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • MTE Performance ECU Upgrade (Stage 2)
  • Blitz SBC-ID Sequential Boost Controller
  • MOCAL Engine Oil Cooler
  • Volvo Power Steering Oil Cooler
  • Manual Transmission Conversion (M56H)
  • Lightened & Balanced Flywheel
  • Gripper Limited Slip Differential


  • Kalmar Union Strut Brace
  • Powerflex Suspension Bushes
  • LEDA 24-Point adjustable Suspension
  • Dunlop Road Legal Semi-Slicks
  • IPD Uprated Rear Anti-Roll Bar
  • BBS Eudora Race Wheels - 8 x 18"


  • AP Racing Big Disc Brakes Conversion
  • Braided Hoses & DOT 5 Fluid

Interior / Instruments / Styling

  • SMITHS Professional Boost Guage (0-1.5bar)
  • Custom Cages CL2 Roll Cage
  • Corbeau Sprint Race Seats
  • Luke 4-point harnesses  
  • Aluminium Race Interior - GVW = 1440kg
  • Roof Mounted High Gain Antenna
  • Zero2000 Fire Extinguisher System (Plumbed In)
  • FIA Spec Battery Cut-Off Switch
  • Quick-release charger socket for battery maintenance
  • Roof Rails Removed and replaced with OE trim
  • Wheel Arches rolled to accomodate wheels

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