you will learn that for beginning a show car it is more important to have "the look" then any real Performance. there have been many cars to win shows that dont even run
you will be better off spending all that money on name brand ricey lookin mods then to buy an actual Turbo. you will also wanna learn to become VERY good at detailing the car inside and out.
some common show mods that wouldve been expensive if they were real ...
Roll cage - Why buy one when painted PVC pipe looks the same and can be removed? (very common show mod)
turbo - why buy a Turbo when you can make it "look" like you have one for 1/4 of the cost?
buy a larger Turbo from a junk yard and have it chromed, then get some short 2.5" custom pipes made and chromed, buy a few connectors and put stickers like Turbo xs on the silicone.
then attach the pipes to the Turbo, lay the pipes in that lead to the back of the engine, make sure your fake Intercooler is HIGHLY visible (this proves you have a Turbo)
chrome and neons - chrome everypiece of your engine you can see. then add neons and strobes throughout the engine bay and headlights.
paint - paint the car some ungodly bright uncommon color (may look ugly but you will get pts for uniqueness)
rims - put the biggest rims you can fit into the wheel well. whether the car can drive like that or not doesnt matter. (chrome and spinners is a plus still as well)
system - the crazier the fibreglass job the better. also try tofit a 15" sub or 2 into the mix.
interior - less then 6 screens is a shame. one under the Hood
in the engine is bonus
wing - gotta have a big wing
theme - find some crazy theme to follow and setup your car with lots of figurines and stuff the day of the show.
exhaust - gotta have dual exhaust
steering wheel - have to get a removable one and make sure its high price name brand.
and finally vinyl - when creating your roll call the best thing to remember is that if they cant see it they cant prove it isnt there
so you can now have stickers for things like crower cams, clutch/flywheel (pick the most rare and expensive of everything), just go all out with internal claims and try to fit in a fake dyno sheet of 300+ hp somewhere.
do all of this and you will have a great show car. BTW this was not a joke