180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

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    180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch

    CarAdvice.com.au 08/08/12

    The first true Holden Cruze hot-hatch has been unleashed in Australia, with homegrown tuning company Walkinshaw Performance unveiling a high-performance version of the locally made small car with a price tag just below $50,000.

    Based on the $28,490 Holden Cruze SRi-V 1.4 iTi hatch, the $19,995 WP Cruze Hot Hatch package introduces a number of visual and performance upgrades for a total cost of $48,485 before on-road costs.

    Power from the Cruze’s turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine has been boosted 75 per cent (up from 103kW to 180kW), while torque has also climbed 55 per cent (from 200Nm to 310Nm).

    More at link.

    Walkinshaw Performance extracts 180kW from Aussie-built 1.4-litre Cruze

    8 August 2012
    By HAITHAM RAZAGUI
    GoAuto.com.au

    AUSTRALIAN hot-shop Walkinshaw Performance (WP) has turned up the wick on the Holden Cruze’s standard 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine to 180kW and 310Nm, creating a true-blue hot hatch.

    Those engine output figures put the WP Cruze up there among hot hatch royalty, with just a handful of kilowatts separating it from bigger-engined production models such as the Volkswagen Scirocco R, Renault Megane RS250, Ford Focus ST and Subaru WRX.

    The aftermarket conversion of the Cruze fills the void left by the absence of an official hot Holden small car from WP’s sister company, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV).

    HSV looked at building such as car to replace the Astra VXR that it previously imported from Vauxhall, but opted instead to develop the car by its arms-length subsidiary WP, which has no official ties with Holden.

    WP achieved the high specific power output of 129kW per litre by bolting on an upgraded turbo and exhaust manifold linked to an upgraded stainless steel exhaust system bolted to the back of the catalytic converter, along with the necessary engine management tweaks.

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Holden Cruze? Sure.

    I love, LOVE the body coloured grill surround!

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Holden Cruze? Sure.

    More Powah Yes!!!

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Holden Cruze? Sure.

    not sure bout the vinyl wrap. if it is of decent quality it only last about 7 years in outdoor environment. but the specs and interior seats def look the part though. Wonder if they might develop something with the Turbo diesel, that'd be something a bit different.
    Also How does this enhancement affect factory warranty or has that all been covered between Walkinshaw Performance and GM-H?

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Holden Cruze? Sure.

    Chev use the 1.4iti in Sonic in the Us.

    Take one 1.4iti drop it in a Barina send it to Walkinshaw and HOLD ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One 40k Barina and a whole lotta fun!

    Go on boys I dare ya!!!!!

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Holden Cruze? Sure.

    I double dare them to do that
    Quote Originally Posted by rentakeyboard View Post
    Chev use the 1.4iti in Sonic in the Us.

    Take one 1.4iti drop it in a Barina send it to Walkinshaw and HOLD ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One 40k Barina and a whole lotta fun!

    Go on boys I dare ya!!!!!


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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    I'm not sure on this one...
    Current Holdens.
    VH Commodore Vacationer 253 V8; AH Astra CDX 1.8; VF Calais 3.6V6
    plus U12 Nissan Pintara SuperHatch.
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    69 HT Kingswood 186; 75 HJ Premier 202; 77 TC Gemini; 85 JD Camira SL/E 1.8i; CG06 Captiva LX 3.2V6, CG09 Captiva LX 3.2V6, 2012 VEII Commodore SV6 3.6sidi.

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    50k is pretty sharp.....

    Still thumbs up for the powa! though turn g the wick up is always good for breaking stuff. I'd like to hear what else they did to maintain durability.


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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    80's gaudy

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    80's Gaudy is in.

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    Does anyone know the specs of the engine internals on the 1.4T, and the limitations as far as output is concerned?
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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1 View Post
    Does anyone know the specs of the engine internals on the 1.4T, and there limitations as far as output is concerned?
    So would I,
    This a quote from the WP facebook page from HPF who were WP's partners in this
    "HPF owner Rob Vickery said it was the more linear power curve that is the real story of the WP Cruze Hot Hatch.
    “Upgrading to a bigger turbo sounds like a simple way to get big horsepower. But in a front wheel drive, without the right engineering behind it, you could easily make it unmanageable and unfriendly.”
    “We’re really proud of the end product and we know it is going to be popular with customers looking at something extra for their Holden Cruze that doesn’t compromise on drivability.”

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    Re: 180kw (245hp) Hot-Hatch! Walkinshaw enhancements for Holden Cruze

    why is everyone so in love with the hatch? the sedan is a way better looking design[btw i hate sedans]

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    Walkinshaw Performance unveils Hot Cruze Hatch

    Walkinshaw Performance unveils Hot Cruze Hatch
    08.08.2012
    Walkinshaw Performance

    • The first Australian made Cruze Hatch with Australian engineered WP upgrades.

    • New engine performance upgrades for the 1.4 iTi Turbo with 80% more power and 50% more torque.

    • Equipped with a range of handling and braking upgrades.

    • Ready made for Holden Cruze Series II product.

    • Range of custom packages to suit any budget.

    Walkinshaw Performance (WP) today unveiled an exciting new direction for the company with a unique range of upgrades developed for Australia’s first WP Hot Cruze Hatch.

    The featured car is based on the Australian made Series II Holden Cruze SRIV Hatch with the 1.4 iTi 4 cylinder turbo charged engine.

    Full article with images at link

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