StreetFX VR38 Toyota 86 Motive DVD “In The Build” Video

 

 
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Posted on October 5, 2016 by Andrew Hawkins

Incase you hadn’t noticed,our friends at StreetFX Motorsports and Graphics have been blowing up the internet with their VR38 powered Toyota 86 built by GT Auto Garage. It’s one of the craziest builds out there and has been happening alongside our VR38 powered R34 GT-R, Erubisu, build. The Albins 6-Speed sequential and Direct Clutch Services clutch was designed for both cars together. The 86 is rear wheel drive though, but will be shooting for over 1000hp as well. We caught up with Mark Trueno to have a chat and a closer look.

 

 

 

By |October 6th, 2016|Cars, Motorsport, News, Video|0 Comments

Mick Sigsworth’s Ultimate CARBON EVO build by PMQ and GT Auto Garage

Every now and then, there is a vehicle build that literally blows everything else out of the water. Mick Sigsworth’s carbon fibre Mitsubishi Evolution 9 is just one of those! From the day we learned of this mysterious build, we knew it was something special. Several times we visited GT Auto Garage, and many a time, I tried to peak behind a temporarily propped up curtain in the back room – only to be greeted by Dave telling us “not yet, out!” with a big grin on his face. We had no idea just what was behind that curtain until now, and quite simply, it is stunning!

The time has come that we are finally able to show some pictures of this beautiful monster built by PMQ and GT Auto Garage. When speaking to some of those involved with the build, one of the first points brought up is the absolutely stunning carbon work by Brad at Cawthorne Composites.

Some people may remember Mick’s EVO in it’s previous guise, a award winning Time Attack build, but it was relatively meek in comparison to this latest iteration. Here are some “before” shots.

 

I bet this Evo had no idea what it was in for, back in the day this picture was taken ;)

 

 

When we spoke to Tim from GT Auto, he stated “GT AUTO GARAGE are proud to be a part of Mick Sigsworths EVO”M” Project over the past 8 months of build it has undergone some major changes and with testing nearly here we have been given the opportunity to release pictures of his new look EVO 9 before it hits the track.  Awesome work by all involved in this project and can’t wait to see it on the track”

Undergone […]

By |August 13th, 2014|Cars, Motorsport, News, Technology|0 Comments

Power Torque Engines

People can be quite careful when it comes to choosing a workshop to mod or service their pride and joy. Power Torque Engines follow the philosophy of “do it right, do it once” so it’s no wonder Bentley and Audi R8 owners are trusting them with their rides. Owners Shaun Henrich and Mark McLaughlin and workshop manager Ian Mack always make sure the customer knows exactly what they’re going to get when Power Torque works on their car.

Power Torque started in 2001 out of a race engine building business. In the early days, the business was building engines for touring cars, super tourers and what’s now known as V8 Supercars. Initially Power Torque was involved in the development of the tuning software for the LS1. At the time this was very primitive and not particularly user friendly. These days, the software is much easier to use and more readily available.

Power Torque is now the Queensland distributor for Walkinshaw Performance Products and they have several Walkinshaw Performance agents under them throughout Queensland. They are also the largest Harrop Performance dealer in Queensland, specialising in superchargers.

As well as Walkinshaw Performance and Harrop, Power Torque also deals in VCM Suite. Their services include engine tuning, dyno services (2WD & 4WD), Supercharger installs, performance exhausts and brakes and specialised engine building. Power Torque doesn’t just cater for the V8 players; they also have a strong presence in the European tuning market with VW and Audi being their most popular models.

Along with Shaun, Mark and Ian, there are only a small number of staff members. Shane Alex takes care of the engine builds and supercharger fitment. Mitch Sloane also fits the superchargers and takes care of the […]

By |August 10th, 2014|Cars, News|0 Comments

A Truly Amazing Collection

Once every now and then an opportunity arises that’s too hard to miss. Last Friday was one of those days. On the Thursday before I received a phone call. This phone call was inviting me along to a tour of one of Australia’s most exclusive and hidden car collections. On the Friday morning, the boss and I attended a secret location and met up with the owner, who asked to remain anonymous. I knew of some of the cars we were about to see, but I truly had no idea. We walked into the garage and were confronted with two whole levels of cars under covers.

 

 

We went to each car and lifted the covers. First in the line was a flawless Ferrari F40, one of the rarest sights in Australia. Next to the F40 was a Ferrari Monza, while this car was just a replica, it was incredibly hard to tell the difference. Next in this isle was a completely original 1954 Mercedes 300SL convertible, next to that a Jaguar XJ220 and then another 300SL, but this time a Gullwing version (rumoured to be worth $1million).

We crossed the isle and checked out a new Ford GT which the owner said, despite its reputation was a joy to drive, a real drivers car. Further down the line was a Porsche 959, another rare sight for Australians. Next to the 959 was something truly amazing; a Jaguar D-type race car. The owner was nice enough to start this up for us…the sound…oh the sound.

We walked down to the next level. First up is a genuine White with blue stripes Shelby GT500 with a black with gold stripes Shelby GT350 behind it; both of these cars signed by […]

By |August 10th, 2014|Cars, News|0 Comments

Are Tinted Tail Lights Illegal in Australia? What you need to know from the ADR’s

Quite frequently we have customers ask us whether or not aftermarket or tinted tail lights comply with the Australian Design Rules. This is by no means “legal” advice, but it may help you get out of a bind if a police officer issues a fine for such an offence. Please note that we are *not* road worthy assessors, nor are we police, so this should be just considered general information and not necessarily an iron clad defence should your slammed commodore with black spray painted tail lights gets defected! Again – This information is provided simply for your interest, not as legal advice.

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By |July 24th, 2014|Bikes, Cars, Motorsport, News, Technology|0 Comments

StreetFX does Modball Rally Australia, Sydney to Brisbane, 2013

 MODBALL AUSTRALIA 2013 

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By |December 3rd, 2013|Cars, Motorsport, News, Video|0 Comments