• Where to sell my Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport 40 or S ?

    Where to sell my Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport 40 or S ?

    We are always actively seeking Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport 40 cars for our stock. We pay directly into your bank account and can arrange to collect the car from your home or workplace if you are unable to drop the car off to us at our Buckinghamshire base.

    What we look for;

    Ideally 1 or 2 owners from new

    Low mileage – Less than 20,000 but higher can be considered

    Full Service history,

    High specification including Pretoria Wheels, Dynaudio, Dynamic Chassis Control, Sunroof, Apple Car Play and Clubsport Seats

    Condition is very important, no previous repairs.

    Please call AT Performance Cars if you want to sell your cherished VW Golf Clubsport 01296 651165

     

     

    Where to sell my BMW F80 M3 or F82 M4 ?

    If you’re looking to sell your F80 M3 or F82 M4

    We are always actively seeking bmw M cars for our stock. We pay directly into your bank account and can arrange to collect the car from your home or workplace if you are unable to drop the car off to us at our Buckinghamshire base.

    What we look for;

    Ideally 1 or 2 owners from new

    Low mileage – Less than 20,000 but higher can be considered

    Full BMW Service history, ideally with BMW service plan

    High specification including Head Up display, Surround View, Comfort Access, Harman Kardon Audio, Carbon Fibre Interior and Exterior.

    Condition is very important, no previous repairs.

     

    Please call AT Performance Cars if you want to sell your cherished BMW M Car 01296 651165

     

     

    The Mitsubishi Evolution IX Wagon

    The Mitsubishi Evolution IX Wagon

    The Mitsubishi Evolution IX Wagon was launched by Mitsubishi Motors in 2005 and was limited to only 2500 units. This rare beast was available exclusively to the Japanese market but like the majority of Japanese vehicles, many have made their way abroad to the UK and Australia in particular. For those that are familiar with Evo’s but have never known or seen an Evo Wagon, at first glance this unusual machine is quite difficult to digest. Beneath that unique station wagon bodyshell lurks the Evolution IX saloon platform we are accustomed to. So as you would expect, a two litre Mivec engine, four-wheel drive transmission with Active centre differential, Brembo brakes and Recaro seats are all present.

     

    The Evolution IX Wagon was produced in both GT and GT-A specification. The former features a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the latter uses a 5-speed Automatic transmission. There was also an MR trim option in both models which added BBS alloy wheels and Bilstein dampers from the factory. In this piece we will be comparing a modified example in Blue with various engine, chassis and brake upgrades alongside a virtually stock Silver version of the car.

     

    Jumping in the drivers seat of the Blue car and closing the door, it all feels very familiar, until you look in the mirrors and notice the lack of boot spoiler and the extra glass. Inside the cockpit everything is as you would expect with an Evo, turn the key and the Mivec 4G63 fires into life. Glancing through the OMP steering wheel, the Tarmac setting on the clocks illuminates and the engine ticks over nicely at just over 1000 rpm. A light burble from the aftermarket stainless exhaust and a resonance inside the cabin, is a subtle reminder of what lies in store. Setting off and gathering speed to build up some temperature, there are no real observations when driving normally along main routes. The leather and Alcantara Recaro’s are a little wider on the base, the headlights have an Auto setting and of course, with that boot space it has a luggage cover! The CT9W chassis with it’s increased rearward weight distribution over the saloon, is more at home on the winding B-roads and it’s when you reach those bends the wagon comes to life.

    The ‘GT’ models are a superb package from standard, utilising the plated rear differential found in the RS and GT saloons and a 6 speed gearbox. The car feels very balanced mid corner and as the throttle is applied you can feel that rear differential working to pull you through the bend. The sixth gear also provides a better cruising rpm than the 5 speed found in the GT/RS and a lack of AYC rear differential gives increased driver feedback. The perfect combination, may I suggest!

     

    Like any Evolution IX, the tuning capabilities are huge. The stock Mivec engine can easily be tuned to deliver around 400 BHP on stock internals. A fuel pump, boost solenoid, air filter, exhaust system and Ecu remap will support those gains and provide a big smile every time the right pedal is depressed. The modified Blue car has been furnished with the above modifications and also an upgraded intercooler and a modular turbo-back full exhaust system to maximise the effiency of that 2.0l powerhouse.

    The stock dampers have been swapped out for Ohlins DFV coilovers, the underwhelming Brembo’s have been binned and in their place sit Alcon 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear. The outstanding handling isn’t purely thanks to the Ohlins, underneath the car, a comprehsive SuperPro polybush kit and roll centre correction kit has been installed and provides a direct feel to the chassis.

    Myself and Chris have driven 100’s of Evolutions over the past thirteen years and in that time have never driven such a good all round package as this particular car. The dampers provide superb compliance on the bumps, the bushes really tighten up the chassis, it stops on a dime and turns in beautifully thanks to the roll centre correction kit. Then when you jump back on the gas the power delivery from the Mivec engine is super strong and linear. It is the combination of all of the above, that bring together a simply superb package of power, braking, handling and driver feedback.

     

    On the outside the understated black paint has been protected by a sky blue wrap and a set of ‘Comp style’ Rota D154’s have been added, a nod to the rally roots of the Evolution. Finished off with a Ralliart carbon splitter and aggressive stance, this B-road machine looks ready for action.

    2005 Wagon GT ‘400’ Fast Road

    Click here to read the full spec on this awesome machine, wrapped in gloss sky blue.

     

    2005 Wagon GT

    In contrast to the modified example above, this virtually stock, fabulous GT, is the perfect starting point in Evo Wagon ownership. Imported from Japan’s notoriously ‘kind’ climate in 2015 and given the full works upon arrival, including cambelt service, spark plugs and full fluid service, this one is ready to go.

     

    Some will ask, where does the Evo Wagon fit into the car scene? Is it a family man’s car or a unique performance car? Well, it’s both of those and more. It can be whatever you want it to be and it makes a bold statement when seen out on the road. A lot of people will ask you what the hell it is and once I even had “did you build that yourself?” shouted across a car park.

    If you feel it is your time to own one of these rare beasts then please get in touch – sales@atpcars.co.uk

    -Tom

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    Team ATP Cars complete the 2016 Rico Rally in June

    Team ATP Cars complete the 2016 Rico Rally in June

    I realise this update is a little overdue but we have been very busy over the last month! The end of June saw Chris and Myself hit the road in our Evolution IX Wagon GT, to conquer 2000 miles around Europe. Taking in some awesome sights and locations including; the Nurburgring, Stelvio Pass, Lake Garda and Col d’iseran to name a few.

    The Evo Wagon was the perfect weapon for these roads and the distance we needed to cover. At times there were three of us on board, when Ben from Pistonheads needed a ride for the day!

    For those that haven’t taken part in an organised Euro Trip such as Rico Rally, may I suggest you get yourself booked on one! It’s like a six day trackday, with 5 micro-holidays jammed into one trip! From Lakeside sea food, Italian health Spas, World Famous racetracks to Supercar museums.. You see it all! Whilst all this is happening, you get to make new friends and experience the buzz of driving amazing roads everyday!

    The guys at Rico Rally are a great crew with years of experience and no doubt we will be on the startline in June 2017.

    -Tom

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    ATP Cars attend NissShow 2016 at Rockingham

    ATP Cars attend NissShow 2016 at Rockingham

    The second August weekend saw ATP Cars join forces with Auto Torque in attending the first ever fully public NissShow. Held within the famous Rockingham Motor Speedway on Sunday the 14th, the infield paddock was full of all different varieties of the Japanese marque. There was also plenty of live action throughout the day including track time, drifting and even charity passenger rides.

    We reserved three pit garages and  brought along two of our GTR’s to put on display. We had a great time chatting to everyone that dropped by to see us, offering a chill out area to chat about all things Nissan!

    ATP Cars also took part in the World record attempt for ‘Most GTR’s on track’ in a parade lap around the Rockingham circuit. This was an amazing sight to see and no doubt there will be an attempt to better this next year!

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    Nissan R35 GTR – which one, CBA or DBA ?

    If you find yourself looking at purchasing a Nissan GTR and deciding on which platform, either the CBA or DBA take a look at our guide here. There are some differences between the CBA and DBA that may influence your decision on which model to buy.

    The differences between R35 GTR models.

    May 2016 – Stock of Used Mitusbishi Evolution video

    May 2016 – Stock of Used Mitsubishi Evolution video

    Check out a short video of our used Mitsubishi Evolution stock right now.

    More Evolution and GTR urgently required!

     

    The new 2017 Nissan GTR Facelift model

    The new 2017 Nissan GTR Facelift model

    The new 2017 Nissan GTR Facelift model. The Nissan GTR has been facelifted for the 2017 model year. It features new styling, an upgraded cabin and an even more powerful V6 engine. It’s on display at the New York Motor Show and will go on sale in the UK later this year.

    The upgraded GT-R features a new interpretation of Nissan’s V-motion’ front grille, along with a reinforced bonnet and new bumper design, said to give the car more downforce. Along the sides, the sills have been widened to improve air flow, while the rear gets a reprofiled bumper to sit alongside its quad exhaust tips. Nissan says these changes are designed to make the GT-R more aerodynamically efficient, and help to keep the car stable at high speeds.

    Inside, the cabin has been upgraded to include leather trim, with most of the buttons of the old car removed and integrated into a larger, 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system. Other changes include new steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and carbonfibre trim on the centre console. New sound deadening materials are claimed to make the cabin quieter than before, too.

    The GT-R sits on 20in*wheels, and is said to have a more rigid body structure and new suspension compared with the old car. Nissan says this means a more stable ride and a higher cornering speed.

    While the facelifted GT-R keeps the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine as before, power has been boosted from 542bhp to 562bhp at 6800rpm, alongside 470lb ft of torque. Thats still less than the GT-R Nismo, which receives 592bhp from the same engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    Nissan says the GT-R has never sounded better, thanks to a new titanium exhaust and an; Active Sound Enhancement system, which amplifies the sound.

    ATP Cars sign up for the 2016 Rico Rally in June

    ATP Cars sign up for the 2016 Rico Rally in June

    The team at AT Performance have signed up for the 2016 Rico Rally and will use a Mitsubishi Evolution IX Wagon GT for the event. The car is already undergoing various developments, despite currently boasring Alcon brakes, Ohlins dampers, SuperPro bushes and over 400 BHP!

    This rare machine will tackle the French mountains and the Nurburgring alongside 50 other cars across 6 countries. More information to follow.

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