Featured Supercharged Build of June 2023

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After our brief hiatus in Spring, we kick off the summer season by welcoming you back with the Featured Supercharged Build of the Month of June! This time we have something different, and that is a Supercharged Nissan Micra from Hungary!

We appreciate all auto enthusiasts, not just ones who drive BMW’s. When we were reached by David about supercharging his Nissan Micra, we were eager to be a part of this build! David is from Budapest, Hungary. And this is his pocket rocket build based on a K11 1.4L (CGA3DE engine) Nissan Micra, which originally came from the factory with some 82 HP.

When we asked David about why he wanted to supercharge this cute little machine, he had the following to say:
I only know about one turboed Micra in Hungary. People here only use it as the cheapest form of transportation. The most common budget tuning are usually Suzuki Swifts here.

And as we see, David’s friendly kitty loves the supercharger as well! #SuperchargedCats!

It was the first week of May, when they finished the tuning of the car! Using a unit from MaxxECU for all its tuning needs, the system powered by the AMR500 generated a maximum of 110 WHP. That is close to 130HP at the crank when you account for 15-20% drive train loses. Coming from some 82HP on the stock engine, this is easily a 50-60% power gain.

According to David, the car starts to pull now from 2500 all the way to 6500. A character found on twin screw and roots type supercharger systems. The car also features launch control that holds at 4000, then switches the function off at a certain speed after launching.

David initially reached out and explained to us what he was trying to do. He did however pose us with a challenging question, which is that there are many AMR 500 online to order from for less than our price, but they “may” also come with customs and taxes (and also defects). He asked us to convince him why should he order from us.

We told David we can’t think of a better reason to buy from us other than perhaps our company lawyer and good friend of ours, Peter, who also happens to come from Hungary. Okay that may not be the best reason to buy it. 😉 – So to top it off, we get our superchargers in reconditioned state from Japan and offer a warranty period. Hows that for a good reason!

To sum it up, David is meanwhile a friend of the Hyde Motor Works team and when we do head east, towards Budapest this year, we will drop by for a ride in his Micra.

For those of you interested, Davids the Micra K11 1.4 – 2002 setup is the following:
– Hyde Motor Works AMR 500 Supercharger
– BC Racing BR RA coilovers
– Japan Racing JR 29 wheels
– Toyo Proxes TR1 tyres
– Factory size Brembo rotor and pads (rears are drums :))
– Kevlar Clutch

If you want to see more of what this little pocket rocket can do, then go watch the YouTube video below where David’s Micra is reviewed by a Hungarian Youtuber, Kekszi’s Garage.