2016 ec MAGAZINE 2.0T GP DETAILS:
Date: November 16 and 17, 2016
- Streets of Willow Springs, WSIR, 3500 75th St. W, Rosamond, CA
- World Motorsports Wind Tunnel Dyno, 2170 West 190th Street, Torrance, CA
Vehicle Type: Street-built European cars that came with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine or smaller from the factory | 10-Car Maximum Grid Size
Formats: Fastest Lap Wins Road Course Time Trial (11/16) | Highest Horsepower Wins Dyno Session (11/17)
Enter Here: firstname.lastname@example.org – indicate “2016 ec Magazine 2.0T GP” in the email Subject line; include yr./make/model, specs, tires sizes, images
Entry Cutoff Date: October 8, 2016
Tuner GP is back for 2016 but with a new name and new focus. The european car Magazine 2.0T GP sets out to pit street-tuned European cars that came with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine or smaller from the factory on the road course and dynamometer. That includes models like the 4C, 228i, 328/428, 500/500 Abarth, A4/A5, Boxster, C300, C-class, Cooper/Cooper S, CLA45, CLA/GLA, Golf/GTI, TT/TTS, et al.
All competitors will be street driven tuner cars, no dedicated racecars. The competition is open to 2- and 4-door cars, full interiors, back seats (if applicable) and all interior pieces in place, including the cargo area. The front seats can be changed to racing seats if desired, but the car must still have two front seats. Any rollover protection, body-stiffening/bracing must be bolted-in.
The engine must remain in the factory location, and no engine swaps are allowed. Big turbos, multiple turbos, supercharging is all allowed. The car must be streetable and “street legal” meaning aftermarket downpipes are allowed.
Any bolt-on suspension modification is allowed. The modification of sub-frames is allowed, as long as the suspension type is still the same as what the factory offered.
Aerodynamic modifications are allowed, but the car must be able to clear a speed bump. Braking modifications are allowed as long as they are deemed safe and reliable.
The event will consist of two parts, a time trial on the Streets of Willow Springs circuit at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, Calif., and a horsepower contest on the dynamometer at World Motorsports Wind Tunnel Dyno in Torrance. 2.0T GP title sponsor Continental Tire will provide a free set of tires to each approved competitor for the contests. (Please note: not all tire sizes will be available so approved competitors may have to use whatever tires Continental recommends.)
Coverage of the 2016 2.0T GP will be featured across european car’s magazine, social and web properties, and an event video will be produced and shared on Motor Trend’s YouTube channel as well as european car’s Facebook page.
So what are you waiting for?! Email your 2016 european car Magazine 2.0T GP entry submission to email@example.com, and please make sure to include car specs, tire sizes and a recent photograph of the vehicle, as well as put “2016 ec Magazine 2.0T GP” in the email Subject line. Space is limited! The cutoff date for entries is Oct. 8th – get on it!