Ultimate Sport Compact Car Challenge (USCC)
A competition created by Sport Compact Car Magazine to showcase the best sport compact cars found in America today attracts the best from the tuning world to compete in 10 different real world tests. These tests range from dyno, track based performance, and drivability tests, to emissions and fuel economy tests. One of the ultimate sport compact design contests, this one sets other magazine contests apart by forcing the rubber to really hit the road.
When MR2 fanatic and author of "Car Hacks for Dummies" David Vesprimi contacted WolfKatz Engineering LLC one week prior to the 2005 USCC and said he had been a last minute addition to the competition, we were all ears! With only one week to prepare, WolfKatz added cams and re-tuned David's engine, rebuilt the exhaust system, completely changed the suspension setup, reinforced the drive axles, and made various other changes to bring the car in closer to compliance with the regulations put forth in the USCC rules (added emissions compliant components, secured various safety items in the car ... ).
Although we did not win the competition, we did not break down either. It was a tremendous challenge to get the car ready in with such short notice, but we found 100 whp and still managed to win a portions of the competition (fuel economy) and finish well in other areas. WolfKatz hopes to continue to work with David in the future. Special thanks to Aaron from ATS Racing and Bryan "No Shoes" Moore from NoShoes Speedworks for their invaluable help during this competition. Click here to see a great video of David's car in action during the USCC!