Update: The Team America BNR32 Is On Its Wheels Again!

Most of the airbox volume is inside the car.  The airbox contains a large panel filter which is easy to service by removing the dash panel. Then the top of the airbox simply slides out.

Here is the panel filter with the dash cover and top removed.

This top view shows how large the filter panel is.

Afterhours Automotive extensively redid the forward part of the cabin. They fabricated the dash and dash cover, as well as cleaning up and simplifying the general layout of everything.

One of the innovative features of the car was the mid-mounted Borg Warner turbo.  Turbos are quite heavy and getting the weight off of the front of the car is a great help in the handling. It is also important not to cook the driver so a big heat shield is needed to keep the exhaust heat out of the car’s interior.  We call this part of the car “the-oven”.


  1. Awesome, it lives! Always looking forwards to seeing where this puppy goes and glad to see it hasn’t been forgotten.

  2. Mmm… yes, more updates on my favorite car of all time, I was wondering when I was gonna see this beauty again!

  3. Finally!

    Like most, I have been waiting to see this thing tear up time attacks. Great work, and the simplifications are tremendous improvements

  4. Interested to know which drive by wire setup you used with the Tilton pedal box, also which throttle body you use too. Looks awesome, keep at it!

      1. Awesome update, is there one by chance for the 86? I’m curious what had been tried for the bearing issue. Have you used awrx scavenge pump for the heads or is the oil accumulating elsewhere?

  5. Damn finally we get to see this beauty again!
    Any plans for the coming season? It needs to see some time attacks again! It’s been too long.!

  6. It lives!

    Wonderful to see an update on the car’s development. Hope to see it down here in Australia for WTAC sometime in the future.

  7. Mike,
    Any reason you guys decided to route the downpipes/ wastegate pipes under the tunnel instead of routing them out to the passenger’s door?

      1. I see.
        I figured that by boxing the exhaust out of the passenger’ door you can seal up the belly of the car with flat panels…..

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