Improving the look, ride and performance of a used sports car, is a relatively easy task. Without overhauling the entire vehicle, adding a few high-performance enhancements and some eye-catching cosmetic upgrades will go a long way toward souping up a used sports car. Taking the car to a mechanic is an option for the non-mechanically inclined; however, the do-it-yourself car buff will be able to accomplish more on the same budget. Used Lexus and similar models can be found cheaply and revamped. |
Power Several simple modifications, combined together, will greatly increase engine horse power without the need for installing a new engine. Switching a standard exhaust system to a dual exhaust will increase power, enhancing overall performance and providing a more “sporty” sound while decreasing fuel consumption.
Installing high-performance spark plugs can increase horsepower by another few per cent. As simple as it seems, installing a clean air filter is often overlooked and will increase power by supplying the engine with more air to enhance combustion. For a more extensive modification, swapping out stock cylinder heads for high-performance heads with additional valves will increase intake and exhaust capabilities, and will radically increase power.
Handling Increasing ride and handling are critical aspects of souping up a used sports car. Exchanging standard shock absorbers and struts for high-performance units will smooth out the ride and make the car more responsive through the curves and during acceleration. Beefing up the suspension springs will also increase handling. Adding low-profile tyres will let the car sit closer to the road, further increasing handling through lowering the vehicle’s centre of gravity, as well as making the car look sportier.
Appearance Having a car that can run well enough to compete at Daytona isn’t nearly as much fun if the car doesn’t look sharp too. A customised paint job will create a sporty new look that will get the car noticed. Paint colours and combinations will depend solely on personal taste. The best advice when selecting paint colours is to look at what others have done, for example, with used Lexus and used Opel cars in magazines and at car shows.
Adding new and shiny chrome rims to low-profile tyres will give a sports car a sleek and polished look. Tinting the car’s windows can give the vehicle a dramatic appearance. For finishing touches, installing a rear spoiler or hood scoop will add just the right amount of final detail.
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