Stuart Carter has been a part of several racing teams ranging from Pikes Peak, NASCAR, FIA, and even Historic Trans Am. He now enjoys racing his Toyota Starlet in hill climb events in New Zealand. Stuart put a lot of work into transforming the classic hatchback into a capable race car.
In the engine bay sits a turbocharged 1.3 L Suzuki G13B inline-four. The DOHC motor features factory pistons, Speedline connecting rods, factory camshafts, BorgWarner 6258 turbocharger. A factory head with minor porting sits on top of the motor with a 4-layer MLS gasket, factory size Supertech valves, Kelford Cams valve springs, and titanium retainers.
The motor also features a Subaru EJ20 59.5 mm throttle body, Evo 3 intercooler, 1300 cc injectors, and a custom header built by Stuart into 3-inch piping exiting out the side in front of the rear wheel. The motor produces 256-262 hp at the wheels on 14-16 psi of boost and E85 fuel tuned by Jason at SAS Christchurch.
Stuart paired the G13B to a Quife G15 six-speed sequential transmission with a 4-puck high-clamp clutch. Power is sent to the wheels through a Ford Escort limited-slip differential with a 4.10 or 4.40 gear ratio.
The 690 kg (1521 lb) car runs a full flat bottom with a front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, and a large wing. Depending on the condition, Stuart chooses to race on Dunlop Direzza Soft S5 compound tires (205/50-15) on 15×8-inch wheels or Michelin wet tires (240/57-13) on 13×9-inch wheels.
Watch Stuart and his Starlet compete in several hill climb events below. Stuart can also help with clutch build or hard to find parts at Import Parts Specialists in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Source: Import Parts Specialists