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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 tuning side of things. Damian Tomasich covers the Euro tuning and IT department and Blake Armstrong is completing his mechanic apprenticeship. Owner Mark doubles as a tuning specialist.

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Power Torque has worked on my cars since I moved into the V8 game. What I found most appealing about them is that whenever I went in there, Shaun would remember my face and more importantly my name. That’s a good quality for an owner to have, especially one with solid waiting list. If you’ve got a V8 or a Euro in need of some loving, head down to Power Torque at 1/48 Kremzow Road, Brendale Queensland. You can also give them a call on (07) 3881 3999 or visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/PowerTorqueEngines.

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