“Biting at the heels of Munich”
1999 Mitsubishi Carisma GDI #CAV-005

Original “works” entry by Cavallino Engineering for DTCC and BTCC

Driven to 6 Podiums by Tim Coronel1999/2000

BTCC entrant 2001/2002

In original condition with full history

Rebuilt Engine, Gearbox

Constructed by the renowned Cavallino team as a “works” racecar with a huge budget from Mitsubishi in The Netherlands.  Mitsubishi hired the services of Dutch Race-car designer Wiet Huidekoper who’s Porsche GT1’s had just won Le Mans and who was made responsible for the concept design, the engineering of suspension, chassis, roll cage and aerodynamics. 

The Carisma was the only car to really “bite” at the heels of the much more powerful 2 Litre BMW 320’s and frequently outperformed them.  Tim Coronel & Allard Kalff both drove Cavallino cars in the Dutch Touring Car Championship and achieved a string of podium finishes in 1999 and 2000.

By the end of 2000 CAV-005 was sold to the UK where it participated in the production division of the 2001 and 2002 BTCC. Recently the engine and gearbox were completely rebuilt, and the car was brought back to its original 1999 livery. The car comes with many period documents, set up sheets, invoices, homologation forms, certificates, and parts.

Some highlights
-CAV-005 was driven by Tim Coronel and came 3rd in the 2000 DTCC 
-Mitsubishi The Netherlands and Marlboro allegedly supported Cavallino to a total of Euro 1Mio.
-For some highly entertaining footage of the 2000 season see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udDZl8MrLJA

Drive Line
-Freshly rebuilt 1834cc, 16V, DOHC Direct injection, 12:1 compression, 0 hours
-Approx. 200HP
-EFI engine management system needs to be recommissioned or replaced
-PI system Dash and Data acquisition system
-Freshly rebuilt Gemini (currently Drenth) Dog type gearbox
-6 plate adjustable LSD
-Hollow & equal length Gemini drive shafts

-Strengthened Shell with FIA certified Chrome Moly Roll Cage
-Air Jacks
-3 Way adjustable dampers 
-Fully adjustable suspension front and rear
-AP 4 pot calipers 
-Adjustable brake balance

The spares package includes a gearbox and many other smaller parts.

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