CPR entered two of their works Evo’s into a number of different Motorsport classes for the 2009 Season, the team’s infant year under the new CPR banner.
Supported by AET Turbos and Turbosmart, the luminious Orange and Yellow Evo’s had been heavily developed during the offseason.
The Yellow Evo 6 with around 750hp was ran faultlessly all season by James Nicholls, a privateer with the backing of CPR at all race events, featuring a AET Hybrid Garrett GT40-102R Turbocharger, Turbosmart Pro 48mm Wastegate and Turbosmart Race Port B.O.V. James ran the car superbly, impressing all with his first season of Motorsport in the ex-CPR Works Evo.
The Orange CPR Works Evo 5, owned by Bob Moore, was CPR’s chance to rival the Pro-Class in the UK Time Attack Series, which had been transformed radically by Clive Seddon and the team at CPR, via a world first Twin Compound Turbocharger System, which supports 980hp/820lbft at 3.0bar boost pressure, with minimal turbo-lag, achieving full boost by 4,500 rpm.
This super responsive setup would play critical in a Motorsport season where competitors cars throughout were being entered with more and more horsepower. Response and high horsepower is critical for power delivery at the majority of events for the UK Time Attack Series, which would follow Oulton Park, Knockhill, Silverstone, Brands Hatch & Snetterton for the 2009 Season.
The Orange CPR Evo 5 would be driven by professional driver Gareth Lloyd for the entire season, a move which saw the car becoming more developed in terms of suspension dynamics, as CPR received valuable input from a racer’s point of view.
The car would feature a custom design compound turbocharger setup, to allow good low down response supported by GT30 Hybrid Primary Turbocharger and flagship Turbosmart 60mm Power-Gate, compounded from a GT40 Special Hybrid Secondary Turbocharger and final secondary Turbosmart 48mm Pro-Gate. Both turbochargers were custom specified to support this unique arrangement, to ensure high overall horsepower, without compromise to response. A full 3.0bar max boost pressure is achieved by around 4500 rpm, a benchmark unachievable with conventional large single turbo setups. Higher underbonnet temperatures saw a demand on the cooling system for the car, but posed no problems to the Turbosmart Wastegate’s, which in partnership with 2 separate boost controllers (one via AEM EMS ECU, one via Turbosmart E-Boost Controller), control of boost pressures of each turbo is precisecly and reliably controlled.
CPR Motorsport Season Results.
3rd Overall in Pro-Class of 2009 UK Time Attack Series (Orange Evo)
Highest finishing Mitsubishi Evo in Pro and Club-Pro Class (Orange and Yellow Evo)
1st Overall in Club-Pro Class of 2009 UK Time Attack Series (Yellow Evo)
Winner of the Ten of the Best 2009 Drag Shoot-Out (Yellow Evo)
Team CPR runners up overall at Ten of the Best 2009
Winner of Ultimate Street Car Drag Championship 2009 (Yellow Evo)
1st Place Pro-Class at 2009 World Time Attack, Holland (Orange Evo)
2nd Place Pro-Class at 2009 World Time Attack, Holland (Yellow Evo)
CPR would like to thank the support of Turbosmart Products and AET Turbos for their continued support throughout the 2009 Season, and for providing the highest quality turbo system components to support our development into new approaches to forced induction tuning in Motorsport application.