Youll save yourself alot of money, headaches, and laughs by just starting with a different car with a larger engine. The Cruze is a moderately quick economy car. Nothing more.
Sure, if low 15s is stupid quick to you.aren't they working on a tune that has already dynoed at 237 ft lbs to the wheels on an otherwise stock eco?? if you need more than what a tune will get you, you need something with a v8...like a camaro or vette, then start modding and adding a turbo to. 240 ft lbs in a car weighing 3000 lbs will be stupid quick.
Funny you should say that. I beat a Miata at the drag strip when they were doing 1/8 mile runs (1/4 wasnt open yet). LOL. They ran a 10.2 somehow and I ran 10.1.If I were to build a budget screamer, I'd start with an old Miata, freshen it up, and throw a moderately-sized turbo onto it. 2300 lbs with 200ish horsepower would be very entertaining. Guaranteed it would be faster than a tuned Cruze, and out-handle it. That's what I'm saving my pennies for.
I cant speak for everyone, but i am about to buy a 2012 chevy cruze eco because its an overall fantastic daily driver car. It looks great, i love the interior, price, gas mileage, etc. I would be completely happy to stop at 185-200whp. I think thats fairly realistic too.Youll save yourself alot of money, headaches, and laughs by just starting with a different car with a larger engine. The Cruze is a moderately quick economy car. Nothing more.