Another 600hp+ R35 GTR - Stage 4 Tune from CPR

CPR finish another Stage 4 Tune on UKDM R35 GTR - Black Edition, resulting with 612hp (flywheel estimate) and over 600lbft.

CPR Stage 4 Conversion includes;
- CPR Full 3.5" Exhaust System
- CPR Front Y-Pipe De-Cat Section
- CPR Larger Air Flow Meter Housings & Induction Kit
- Cobb Tuning Access Port
- CPR Custom Cobb Tuning Map performed on our Dyno

Review our Tuning Programme for R35 GTR

New CPR Demo Car - '09 BMW M3 E92

CPR have recently received their new Demo / R&D Car, a 2009 BMW M3 E92, to mark their continual development of their European Sports Car Performance Tuning Programme.

The car will undergo development in aspects of Chassis, Braking and Power, where we will test our own products on the car in Track and Road environment, with a focus on offering customers a well researched tuning programme.

Please keep an eye on our blog for updates on this project

New Forgestar Rims arrive at CPR!

Our shipment from Forgestar arrived today from USA, with a very quick lead time, we are now ready to install our new Demo Car - 2009 Porsche 997 Carrera.

Introducing the Forgestar F14, 19 x 8.5" Front, 19 x 11" Rear in CUSTOM Offset spec'd to our requirements for the best possible stance.

Installed photos coming soon!!

New Forged Rim Range - 'Forgestar' - CPR Official UK Dealers

CPR are proud to announce that they are now the Official UK Dealer for a new exciting high-class forged wheel range, offering
the finest quality of Forged Rims to suit Porsche, Lamborghini, BMW, Mercedes and V.A.G.

The entire wheel range is available in ANY offset, meaning the perfect wheel stance can be achieved, and clearance for the biggest of brake kits.

Even better is the price, RRP on set of 4 Forged x 19" Rims in any Offset/Width/Finish is around £1300.00+VAT!

Incredible value for such a bespoke custom, lightweight and incredible strong wheel.
We are awaiting a set of very special F14 Rims in 19x8.5/11" for our new Demo '09 Porsche 997

Forgestar F14

18×8.5 offsets from +26 to +50
18×9.0 offsets from +20 to +55
18×9.5 offsets from +26 to +60
18×10 offsets from +16 to +42
18×11 offsets from +23 to +55
18×12 offsets from +36 to +68

19x8.5 offsets from +26 to +48
19x9.0 offsets from +20 to +55
19x10 offsets from +20 to +44
19x11 offsets from +23 to +55

20×8.5 offsets from +26 to +50
20×9.0 offsets from +18 to +56
20×9.5 offsets from +7 to +43
20×10 offsets from +31 to +69
20×10.5 offsets from +20 to +55
20×11 offsets from +48 to +81
20×12 offsets from +39 to +75

Forgestar F10

20x8.5 offsets from +30 to +50
20x9.0 offsets from +18 to +56
20x10.5 offsets from +20 to +45
20x12 offsets from +39 to +65

Forgestar F05

19x8.5 offsets from +32 to +47
19x9.0 offsets from +26 to +44
19x10 offsets from +26 to +44
19x11 offsets from +33 to +60

With over 30 years of combined experience in the automotive wheel industry Forgestar Performance Wheels has bridged the gap between forged wheels and cast wheels. Forgestar Performance Wheels is proud to introduce the world's first one piece lightweight custom flow formed wheel lineup.

Flow Forming is a production procedure that turns the wheel (or rim section) over a special mandrel and three hydraulic rollers using tremendous pressure. The pressure and turning then force the rim area to form against the mandrel, creating the shape and width of the rim. During Flow Forming, the rim actually "flows" down to create the full rim width. During Flow Forming, pressure applied to the cast rim actually changes its mechanical properties, so its strength and impact values become similar to those of a forged rim. That translates to up to 15% less weight when compared to a standard cast wheel. Our technological breakthroughs in heat treating allow us to increase dent resistance without having to make the wheel heavier.

Forgestar Performance Wheels proprietary Flow Forming technology allows the customers to choose between a range of offsets for every wheel width that is offered. The end consumer is able to choose a wheel that will perfectly fit their own individual vehicle. All Forgestar Performance Wheels are compatible with tire pressure sensor monitors and allow clearance for most high performance brake caliper upgrades.

Forgestar warrants that wheels manufactured by Forgestar will be free from structural failure as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product. Forgestar further warrants to the original purchaser that products manufactured by Forgestar will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal and intended use for a period of one year from retail purchase.

To view the Forgestar Range go to

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Richard McDonald Evo 7 Circuit Car - Complete!

CPR complete another Full Race Car conversion project for Richard McDonald.
The car started life off as a mild tuned 500hp Evo 7 GT-A Automative, but Richard requested a conversion project to allow it to compete in the UK Time Attack Club Series for 2010.


CPR stripped the entire car down to a bareshell, and then built a Full FIA Weld-In Cage Cell, along with ligtening the car and RS Differential Conversion.

Autobahn Paintworks in Blackpool fitted a Carbon Roof Skin and repaired the original Chargespeed Aero Kit and Carbontrix Front Bumper, aswell as painting the entire interior and cage in black

Tein Super Racing Suspension (previously fitted to the CPR Orange Works Evo) was fitted, along with full Polybush kit to stiffen up the suspension links.

Whiteline and Cusco ARB's completed the suspension setup for the car.

The Motor was left at the original spec, which is 2.0L Forged with CPR500HP Full Turbine Kit.

CPR changed the Intake Plenum for the CPR Spec D.I. Intake Plenum and 75mm Boomba Racing Billet Throttle Body, along with Aeromotive Fuel Rail

A major upgrade required for preparing a car for serious work is the upgrade to the conventional Oil System, due to the fact that hard cornering can cause Oil starvation. One route is to go for a Full Dry Sump Kit, but a similar prevention system can be achieved by installing an Accusump System, as Rick chose.

The Accusump system accumulates oil in a reservoir, and then in the cause of low oil pressure being sensed, the system will blast oil into the motor under high pressure, to save the bearings/turbocharger.

Rick's car previously had a lethargic automatic transmission fitted as Rick is unable to drive conventional clutch vehicle to his disability, however, Rick decided that to ensure the car was competitive, an upgrade to the transmission would be required to reduce transmission losses. CPR have converted this car from Automatic, to a Manual 5 Speed Car, and have installed the Drenth Full Race Dog Gear Set into the new 5 speed housing, along with the Ikeya Sequential Shifter conversion, as fitted to our Time Attack Evo's.

CPR then had a specialist mobility company in Liverpool called 'Da Vinci Mobility' install an automatic clutch system, whereby a trigger operates a motor which control the clutch pedal. CPR then modified the system further to bring it up to a level where Rick could use the system in a racing application, along with Flappy Paddles and Pro-Shift Solenoid Operating the Ikeya Shifter. The original Handcontrols that Rick had previously on his Evo 7 were modifed and re-installed, so that throttle and brake can be operated by hand. The interior was finished off with a Flocked Dash, Suede Sparco Steering Wheel, and AIM Digital Dash Cluster, with custom wiring from CPR to enable Rick to monitor everything on the car from the digital dash.
To meet Time Attack regulations and for safety, a full FIA Lifeline Fire Extinguishing System was installed also.

Full Group N Brake Line Kit, modified ABS System, and Twin Bore Hydraulic Handbrake were then fabricated and installed by CPR, to compliment the AP Racing brake set up.

Massive amounts of weight saving have been achieved with this project, and now with a full sequential dogbox installed, the car has been totally transformed, where Rick has planned extensive track testing to become familiar with the new setup, before competing in Time Attack next season. CPR wishes Rick all the best in his first season of UK Motorsport.


Octane Junkies Rolling Road Day - Results

CPR hosted a Rolling Road Day for 'Octane Junkies' Car Club.

A great day was had by small, with 10 modified European and Japanese cars being dyno power tested on CPR's Dyno Dynamics 4 Wheel Rolling Road.

1. Ali - Nissan Pulsar GTIR - 276.7WHP
2. Andy Swinton - Lancer Evo I - 245.5WHP
3. Andy Chan - Lanver Evo 6 - 232.7WHP
4. Mohammed Choudhary - Civic EP3 Type R - 176.6WHP
5. Chris Owens - VW Bora TDI - 151.2WHP
6. Scott B - Almera GTI(R) - 198.0WHP
7. David Owens - Astra SRI - 192.9WHP
8. Ashley Peyton - Leon Cupra R - 215.5WHP
9. Sean - Evo 9 - 309.9WHP
10. Mario - Leon Cupra - 141.5WHP

Thank you for all who attended.

For images of the event;

This Year

We would like to round up the year by saying a MASSIVE well done and thank you to James Nichols as the owner / driver of the yellow evo VI race car, and Bob Moore as the owner of the orange evo V race car for their support and achievements through this season.
We all had highs and lows through this season of motor sport but a very happy ending for James in winning his championship with a first place finish at Snetterton.
Pushing the boundaries with huge torque and response on Bob Moore's orange twin turbo evo made for an up and down year. This offered some minor niggles with some older parts of the car producing lower leader board placements at two of the rounds with a split intercooler and an injector loom problem costing vital places. We still scored in all rounds though and good placements at remaining rounds gave a third place championship finish, showing other tuners that 'to finish first, first you must finish' :)
A very positive outcome in development that came from this 2009 season was the HUGE success of our twin turbo set-up. This offers tremendous spool capability, extremely low lag thus increasing power band width and torque and with NO compromise to BHP or high rpm performance. With very few related problems to this new set-up and with it running on three cars this season in competition and test we feel this to be a currently unbeatable concoction for road AND track use. I personally got the chance to drive this car in competition in Assen (Holland) which offered me a distinct power band advantage thus making fewer shifts and having better spool from the tight hairpin. These advantaged me by nearly FOUR SECONDS over the yellow car with similar ability drivers.
Well now its time to decide on next years antics and where to place our best efforts outside normal working time. Will we repeat this year by entering Time Attack, or is it time to move on and challenge in the LMA Euro Saloons or the new Tripple 'A' (AAA) All wheel drive championship..........Nothing is confirmed but I do smell change! :)

Clive Seddon

Octane Junkies Dyno Shootout Rolling Road Day hosted at CPR

CPR will be hosting a Dyno Shootout Rolling Road day for 'Octane Junkies' Club on Sunday 15th November at 10.00am.
'Octane Junkies' is one of the longest standing modified performance car clubs here in the U.K. and Car Planet Racing are proud to provide the venue for the day.
With around 12 modified cars entering, there may be opportunity for public dyno sessions to be performed after the members of Octane Junkies. CPR welcomes all members of public to view and enquire about dyno power testing their car (please enquire at the main office and ask for Laurence)








CPR - Car Planet Racing would like to thank our following sponsors and partners for their continued support throughout CPR's motorsport season;

Also special thanks to Bob Moore, James Nicholls & Gareth Lloyd for their commitment and drive in achieving victory.

CPR News Feed - Facebook & Blogger Page now synch'd

CPR now offer full news feed from our News-Blog page to be published on the CPR Facebook Group Page.
This means that quick and easy Blog's made at by our staff will feed automatically onto our Facebook page.
Supporters and customers can now easily receive the latest updates from our workshop and trackside during our motorsport racing season.

CPR Evo wins at USC 2009 - Santa Pod

Even though CPR concentrates on building the quickest circuit Mitsubishi Evo's in Europe, we are still able to produce exceptional times in Drag, and we recently entered the Yellow CPR Evo 6 into the 2009 Ultimate Street Car Championships at Santa Pod.

The competition is open for Road-Legal Street Car's, where victory is assured by running the quickest time up the drag strip over the weekend.

Congratulations to James Nicholls, owner and racer of the CPR Yellow Evo, who won Class D - F.I. 4WD with a 9.90s @ 144.84mph , in full Circuit Trim (still fully Road Legal) on Toyo R888 Tyres.

Full results:

Team CPR reach victory at T.O.T.B VIII

Car Planet Racing entered a team of 10 highly modified street legal cars into the 2009 Ten of the Best TOTB VIII Competition at Elvington, Yorks 26/07/2009, consisting of some of our staff's and customers' cars, reaching victory in the 0-400m Shootout Final and a new personal best from the Orange CPR Race Car.

Team CPR

Clive Seddon - Orange Evo 5 - 950hp

James Nicholls - Yellow Evo 6 - 850hp

Max Waung - Mercedes CLS55 AMG - 600hp

Albert Yeung - Twin Turbo Evo 9 - 650hp

Andy James - Evo 5 - 460hp

Jim Moore - Evo 5 - 450hp

Rob Cowling - Evo 7 - 700hp

Mark Croft - Nissan GT-R - 580hp

Ged Jefferson - Evo 8 - 700hp

Yin Ng - S15 Silvia - 270hp

Throughout very poor wet conditions, the CPR Team performed well, with an all-round excellent effort across the 3 disciplines of Handling, Top Speed and 0-400m.

We were very proud to achieve our new Personal Best 0-400m time of 9.5s, by Clive in the Orange CPR Evo, even with a wet track.

Even more of an achievement is the success of the Yellow Evo 5, driven faultlessly all day by James Nicholls, which qualified him for the 0-400m Shoot-Out Finals.

James managed to find the extra grip on a very slippery drag track, to defeat Andy Forester in the AFP Subaru Impreza in the first heat, and then went on to win the Shootout by beating Paul Martin of the MLR in the Momentum Motorsport Evo, after a very close battle, won only in the last 60 feet.

Congratulations to James for his victory, and to all who competed well throughout difficult conditions.

Official Results T.B.A

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