Car Feature | More Whine Than a Frenchman at Dinner
One of the things that I love so much about the 4agze motor is the noise that comes from them. It is like nothing else. There is that unmistakable 4age note coming from the exhaust, but the high pitched whine that the supercharger emits just leaves you speechless. Listening to Mereki Dawson power his baby blue 4agze powered ke70 through the Queensland Raceway Short Track left me in this exact state.
On paper the Ae101 4agze doesn’t seem too flash at only 125kw at the flywheel but the amount of instantaneous torque that comes from the supercharger is enough to throw you back, literally. When you add a 170mm Nevo pulley like Mereki has done it makes things damn interesting. Trust me, when you are hitting 12PSI by 2000rpm in a 920kg car things start to get pretty hairy.
Mereki, being the switched on fella that he is, knows this and has taken full advantage of this ungodly power to weight ratio. The Corolla is such a simple and cheap setup and yet it works, and boy does it work.
It honestly amazes me how quickly these things will light up the rear tires. The beauty of having a supercharged car is there is no threat of dropping off boost.
I know from personal experience how good these cars can feel, and I gotta be honest, Mereki’s car feels far more stable than my own 4agze Corolla. With swift precision Mereki had no problem piloting the car through the short track course.
Despite being a budget build, the Corolla has still got some style. It’s always nice to see genuine watanabe’s on a car but this fused with the front lip, the fender mirrors and the MotorFIX front banner just make this Corolla look perfect!
I know you will be seeing much more of this car and Mereki in particular, so keep your eye out. I will be making sure to get some tandems from him once I sort out the clutch on my own car. Until then, check out how his efforts from the most recent short track event.