Originally posted by Cloudbaseracer:
I am looking at the car you are mentioning (on the web, anyway) It is confusing between Pantera International and Pantera International Motorsports!! The websites even look similar?? For my taste it is unfortunate that they did the interior in that color and styling. Maybe this is how it came from the factory, I just do not like red cars or the way the tan interior comes off. I am sure they spent a lot of time on it. Is the supercharger a good way to go? Seems like it would be hard on the engine. You know the saying "make it to go, make it to blow"
The interior in Fred's car is absolutely amazing! It's a shame you don't like the color. It is atleast as nice as ANY I have seen at Vegas in the 6 times I've been to the POCA Ralley.
As far as the supercharger goes,Fred has the boost set very low so there isn't a huge strain on the engine.He has bulletproof internals in it as well.One great thing about a supercharged engine is that there is no boost unless it is under a load.If you drive it like a normal car,you are actually putting LESS strain on the engine than a stock engine (because of the lower compression ratio mandated by the supercharger) If you have a heavy foot and are "in the boost" most of the time,then it is a different story.