Buthanbang - Special Edition - GTOV8

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BUTHANBANG: Special Edition - GTOV8[edit | edit source]

With a bigger engine, sports differential and changes to the suspension, the Buthanbang SE looks like a promising entry level racer. The price of $24690 is decent compared to the prices of other base model cars, this one offers more performance at a smaller price.

Replacing the GV8 is a 5.7L (5700cc) V8 engine that produces 423Hp and 598Nm of torque. Keeping a rear wheel drive configuration, the sports differential is now at a ratio of 2.75 and is linked to a 5 speed gearbox with a first ratio of 3.32 and shift time of 0.8 seconds. The fifth gear does however not provide high RPMs and will most likely only be used for cruising.

Sway bars are the same but a sports suspension which is stiffer and lower has replaced the original suspension. Taking turns at speeds has the car sliding and struggling for grip. The wheels and tires are also different and the car now has a 245x20 steel rim and 245x40R20 street tires.

With the upgrades the has only increased slightly and now weighs 1896.7kg. This does seem to have a negative impact on the top speed which touches 225km/h, which is slightly faster than the base model.