Kia’s Stinger GT has been in the Australian market since 2017 and is the performance flagship of the South Korean manufacturer. With the close of local manufacturing of rear wheel drive sedans from Ford and Holden in Australia, viable alternatives are now few and far between. The Stinger GT aims to fill this void, being a four door sedan with a high powered twin-turbocharged 3.3 Litre V6 sending power to the rear wheels.
Toyota will be supporting the Toyota 86 racing series until the end of 2022. The Championship has been renamed the Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series. Backing from TGR strengthens Toyota’s commitment in supporting motorsport at all levels, from the grassroots community to its world championship-winning WRC and WEC teams.
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It feels like a long time ago since I did my last Tampered Motorsport track day at Sandown, back in January of this year. There was another event held in March, however I couldn’t make it as money was required for a house deposit. The next event planned for attendance was in May.
Four new Lotus Elise Classic Heritage Editions have been released that pay tribute to the company’s pioneering and highly successful racing history. All models feature instantly recognisable Lotus motorsport colour schemes and offer an enhanced exterior and interior spec over the Elise Sport 220 on which they’re based.
Carbon Revolution is based in Geelong, Victoria and the company is involved in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre wheels. Back in 2008, Carbon Revolution built an extremely lightweight and durable one-piece carbon fibre wheel, known as the Carbon Revolution CR-9. Carbon fibre wheels are 13 times stronger and 40% lighter than aluminium wheels. This results in faster acceleration and enables the car to change direction more precisely.
It’s always a highlight going to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix to watch the historic demonstration. Watching some of the great ex-Formula One cars, sportscars and Le Mans racers make their way around the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit is always memorable for me. In my opinion, the sights and sounds of these cars far exceed what we have currently competing in Formula One. Continue reading “Stirling Moss”
The Hyundai Veloster Turbo was released way back in 2012, and before the i30N’s release, was Hyundai’s best performance model. It replaced the Tiburon, and featured an asymmetrical door configuration, with one large door on the driver’s side and two smaller doors on the passenger side. The second generation of the car was recently released and maintains the same door configuration.