Mazda RX-8 turbo ~ Rotary 13B-RE

June 18th, 2015

A few weeks ago we showed you a wild 20B powered Mazda RX-8 street car built by Promaz Automotive. Well here's another late model Mazda using and older style rotary engine this time in the way of a 13B twin rotor Cosmo engine. The RE engine as found in the JC Cosmo is similar to that of the Series 6 RX-7 but features larger secondary ports.

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Golf R runs 10.74 @ 136mph

June 18th, 2015

Jared's Volkswagen Golf R was back at Heathcote after new SSP Sidewinder DSG clutch plates were fitted. The factory DSG gearbox still remains as does the stock internal 2L engine. Increase in power largely comes from an APR stage 3 upgrade featuring a Garrett GTX2867R turbocharger. Jared's best time to date is a 10.56 ET driving the car over 200kms each way to and from the track.

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Supercharged V8 Holden Commodore FSTGMH

June 17th, 2015

No stranger to full throttle, Matt's supercharged Commodore has run as quick as 9.60 at 150mph. A switch from a 3-speed back to a 2-speed transmission, Matt was hoping this would settle the car down off the start line. Power comes from a Magnuson supercharged 370ci LS V8 engine producing 902hp driving through a stock suspension rear end.

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Australia’s top automotive bloggers test the Potenza RE003

June 17th, 2015

We recently spent a day at Calder Park with a group of prominent Australian automotive bloggers to test drive the brand new Bridgestone RE003 – this is what we thought.

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Wheels up Mazda RX3 turbo

June 17th, 2015

Mark's Mazda RX-3 coupe gets out of shape off the trans-brake. The car is powered by a Maztech 13B bridge port rotary turbo engine.

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Nissan GT-R Skyline by RVO

June 16th, 2015

Built by RVO Automatics, David gives us the low down on his Nissan Skyline GT-R. The R33 model is powered by a high revving RB26 engine now converted to a single HKS turbocharger that performs well both on the dyno and at the track

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Australian Ford Forums Drag Nationals 2015

June 15th, 2015

A few passes from the annual Ford Forums drag meet held recently at Heathcote Park Raceway on Saturday featuring both V8and turbo 6 powered vehicles.

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500rwkW HSV BOOST upgrade by C&A Auto Fashion

June 15th, 2015

A great example of how a HSV Clubsport / Holden VF can be upgraded yet remain completely streetable. The factory 6-speed manual GenF Clubsport R8 is powered by the OEM GM LS3 6.2L V8 engine. With the top half of the engine modified and now boosted via a Magnuson Heartbeat supercharger, C&A Auto Fashion shows us how 500rwkW is achievable on regular pump unleaded petrol.

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1000hp 1966 Holden street car

June 15th, 2015

Over the years Raelene's street driven Holden HR has seen quite a few different V8 derived engine combinations but none this potent. Her hubby Mark was driving it this time out as the car ran a personal best pass, getting quicker on every run. The current combo sees a GM 403-cube LS based V8 engine with forged internals boosted by a Borg Warner turbocharger fuelled by E85 ethanol. The car still retains the factory style column transmission shifter and stock style rear leaf sprung suspension.

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FAST Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

June 11th, 2015

Looking to run consistent ten second quarter mile passes, Brad, the owner of this very quick Mercedes C63 recently had the factory 7-speed transmission rebuilt. The supercharged 6.2L V8 engine sounds fantastic and was super consistent all day with Brad driving the car to and from the track.


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