SEAT Arosa with a 528 hp 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

Seat Arosa with a 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

This SEAT Arosa Mk2 was built by Darkside Developments in Barnsley, United Kingdom. Under the hood sits a 2.0 L 16v turbo diesel inline-four built by Darkside that makes 406 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque or 528 horsepower and 680 lb-ft of torque with nitrous. The engine features modified stock pistons, Rosten H-beam rods, ported head, race camshafts, custom intake and manifold, 2000 bar injectors, Darkside GTD2872VR turbocharger, and Revo direct port nitrous system. Power goes to the wheels through a billet flywheel, sintered clutch, built 02M six-speed transmission with a Quaife LSD, and custom driveshafts. The car reaches 0-60 mph in 2.26 sec, a quarter-mile in 10.49 sec at 130.27 mph or 9.722 sec at 146.74 mph on nitrous, and reached 164.031 mph in the half-mile on 30% nitrous. For more specs on the car please visit the project’s homepage.

Seat Arosa with a 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

Seat Arosa with a 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

Seat Arosa with a 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

Seat Arosa with a 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

Seat Arosa with a 2.0 L TDI Inline-Four

Source: Darkside Developments, Mk1Kieran, and VeeDubRacing

10 Comments

    • ScLeCo

      Zedd your stupid and or ignorant hot take is stupid and or ignorant.
      What the fuck are you even talking about?
      Who and what is being cheated? How? Using a chemical compound to introduce more oxygen into the cylinders as opposed to a compressor? That’s cheating? Yeah ok.

    • Jim

      LOL. I once thought the same thing about turbos. The bottom line is all this stuff is available to anyone who wants it. Additionally, it takes skill to build a motor that can stand up to the abuse.

      Give credit where it’s due. This car is a tiny monster.

      • Zedd

        Turbos and superchargers take skill, time and money to install and tune. Any idiot can throw a bottle of nitrous at an engine and give it 100+hp boost for a few seconds.

        • Anonymous

          Ever heard of nitrous backfire? I’d like to see someone do a 400 shot on a lawnmower. Sorry, there’s no ‘idiot award’ in Oscar. A for effort though.

  1. Ivo

    Zedd is right. If it was only diesel + turbo then …may be OK, but personally, i dislike very much that smoke. That’s really “Dark side” shit. That’s too much polution for ANY race car.

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