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  • JQP212
  • 95,000km
  • Silver, Hatchback
  • 5
  • Petrol
  • 6 cylinder, 3456cc
  • Manual
  • Imported
  • May 2020
  • This month
  • Master *Manual transmission*
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A rare opportunity to buy a unique hot hatch - unlike all other Blades this one has been converted to 6 speed manual!

For those that don't know the Blade, it's based on the Corolla, but with a higher spec interior and fitted with the larger engines that were more commonly fitted to the Camry and Aurion, in this case the 3.5l V6 putting out around 280hp. That's more power than a VW Golf R32 or Audi A3 3.2, plus it's a Toyota so it won't ruin you with repair costs! Unfortunately they were all made as autos, but with this example that problem has been fixed!

The car has been certified for the manual conversion and adjustable suspension, and I've put about 2,500km on it to make sure there aren't any niggles.

Standard Blade Master features:
3.5l V6, 2GR-FE engine
Smart keyless entry and stop/start button (with 2 keys)
Loads of airbags (there's even one just for the driver's knees!)
Stability control, traction control, ABS
Climate A/C
Auto HID headlights
Front fog lights
All windows auto up/down
Auto dimming rear view mirror

Special features for this car:
EA61 6 speed manual transmission (very strong gearbox)
Custom single mass flywheel
Uses a stock MR2 turbo (3S-GTE) clutch, clutch plate and release bearing, so there's heaps of aftermarket options
Adjustable TOMS suspension
C-One exhaust
K&N filter in the standard air box
Near new ContiMax Contact MC5 tyres all around
Cruise control
NZ head unit installed with bluetooth, GPS and NZ radio frequencies

I've built the car to seem as though it was a factory manual, so it's easy to drive and the OEM equivalent clutch is very forgiving. I was able to use OEM pedals, shifter and axles from a Corolla, so the fit and feel is OEM. The engine's also stock, so there's plenty of scope for someone to modify the car further, or just enjoy it as it is.

The gearbox used is an Aisin BG6, which is the same used on the Mazdaspeed MPS Axela and Atenza, so there's aftermarket upgrades available for it.

Will come with a new WOF.

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