Marc Christ Associate Editor
December 17, 2013
13. The main wiring harness that controls the transmission feeds through the sound-tube hole in the firewall from inside the car.
14. The loose ends of the harness install onto the block according to a very detailed and easy-to-read diagram.
15. Only three wires have to be spliced into the car--everything else simply plugs in.
16. The power wire plugs into the fuse block under the hood using a supplied fuse.
17. The main harness then plugs into the OBD-II connector and provides a new port to use for tuning.
18. The control module then attaches to the main harness and mounts inside the passenger-side kick panel.
19. Jake Lamotta gapped the NGK TR6 spark plugs to 0.032 inch.
20. Here’s the finished product.
21. The supercharger fits without any modifications to the engine or anything else under the hood other than a small piece that must be removed from the hood insulator.
22. The touch screen mounts like a GPS/Nav unit. It’s a $495 option after the fact, or you can get it for $395 at the time of your system purchase.
23. Ryan Galloway of ProCharger tuned our combination. By the time you read this, kits will be available with canned tunes for your application.
On the dyno— despite nearly 100-percent humidity and mid-90-degree temperatures—the i-1 laid down 555 rwhp and 526 lb-ft of torque.
At Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) with Jimmy LaRocca behind the wheel, AJ’s GT ran a best of 11.87 at 121.77 mph, even in the South Florida heat and humidity. “I do feel that with some track time, that car could go low-11s,” said LaRocca. Given better weather, of course.