Price Fighter - Volume 8 Issue 8
Imagine a group of the world’s famous artists coming together to create one masterpiece. Who knows what priceless work of art would be produced, had names like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt (had they all been alive at the same time) collaborated on such a project. Well, in the tuner world a few of Canada’s sharp shooters got together and discussed the possibility of collaborating on a project, joining forces, sharing resources and enjoying all of the accolades that come with it. Along with partners GM and Castol, the Top Tuner Team was formed to build their first ever collaborative project. The Team consisted of Tajai Das, Edmund Manasan, Keith Losier, Vito Ianniciello, Ben Woo, Serge Leger, Simon Rowe, Chris Nankoo and his father Lee. Rowetech, meantime, built up the LSJ motor with goodies from GM’s own Performance Parts catalogue. The engine was stroked to 2.2L and featured JE forged pistons with a boost-friendly 8.0:1 compression ratio. The exterior of the car was entirely redesigned using the Konigsegg CCX as an inspiration and the result speak for themselves. The team bagged three design awards at the unveiling during SEMA 2006 including the coveted GM design award.