Team Turbosmart Spotlight – Steve Morris Engines

One of the best parts of our job is that we get to work with some of the smartest and most talented people in the world. Without a doubt one of those people is Steve Morris who lends not only his name, but his brilliance, to Steve Morris Engines.

Steve Morris Engines joined Team Turbosmart just over a year ago, and since then have been pushing the limits of our products further than just about anybody on the planet. How far? Well, Steve recently told us the company is in the process of adding a second dyno cell with the goal of testing engines at the 4,000 horsepower level. FOUR THOUSAND HORSE POWER! That means the most insane racing engines built anywhere in the world run Turbosmart gear.

“After breaking more parts than you can imagine (2,000 to 3,000 HP engines will do that to you) I have saved up a lot of extra parts and decided that this would be the year to do it. I have totally redesigned my old dyno cart and stands to match the new dyno cart and stands,” said Steve.

“The new second dyno room is going to be even better. My general motto in life is ‘make it better!’ This dyno is going to get my first all-billet absorber with my custom made shaft and flange. We’re very excited about this! I also have some new top secret testing going on in this dyno cell, so a lot more development will be going on here since we won’t have to take engines off and on all the time.”

Steve Morris Engines has built the power units for some of the world’s most famous cars. In fact, two of the major players looking to duke it out for the title of “World’s Fastest Street Car” are using Steve Morris parts.

The first is Tom Bailey’s new Sick Seconds 2.0 Camaro, which featured on our stand at last year’s PRI. Check out that Steve Morris billet head next to the cute “little” one Ford makes, crazy!

The second is Andy Frost’s Turbosmart-sponsored Red Victor.

Steve Morris Engines custom CNC work for customers all over the world. Here is some of their stuff going to Red Victor. Steve reckons he sometimes looks at their work and says to himself “Dang, that’s awesome!” We agree!

In addition to the customer cars and new cell under construction, Steve has been working on his daily driver, a cool 1200HP Trailblazer SS that’s received plenty of Turbosmart gear. We love the sneaky ‘gate placement!

With so many cool things always happening at Steve Morris Engines, it is definitely worth your while to head on over to their Facebook page and give it a like. You won’t be sorry you did!

A New Year Message from the CEO

Happy New Year! What a fantastic year of growth and change 2014 was for Turbosmart. Our engineering and production departments have been busy with some brilliant new releases over the past 12 months. We have been at the forefront of boost control technology, developing our new Smart-Port Blow-off Valve system, which is now available for some VAG models, and soon to be released for the 2015 Subaru WRX.

Our innovative wastegate sensor cap also won a Global Media Award, and was announced Runner-up Best New Racing Product for 2015 at the SEMA Show.

As always, we set high goals for ourselves in 2014; we wanted to expand our brand worldwide and offer the racing and tuning community products that featured smart design, standout performance and great value for money.

I’m happy to say that we’ve succeeded in all three key areas. Our UK Office, Turbosmart UK LTD was opened in Birmingham, and has hit the ground running – While our US arm, Turbosmart USA LLC has had its most successful year yet! This means Turbosmart, along with its distinctive range of products is now readily available to so many more performance enthusiasts in these regions of the world, making us a truly global brand. A feat which was recognised at home in Australia when Turbosmart was awarded the NSW Premier’s Export Award for small business, and then went on to win the national award for the same category. A testament to the excellent team we have here at Turbosmart.

The Turbosmart brand was particularly well represented on racetracks around the world this year. In Japan, “Under” Suzuki wrote a new lap record for the Tsukuba circuit. In Bulgaria Kalin Benchev drove the Turbosmart sponsored WRX to victory in one of Europe’s toughest rallies, and for the third year in a row Turbosmart-equipped cars came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the pro-class at the World Time Attack Challenge in Australia!

When it comes to events and shows 2015 was the busiest year on record for Turbosmart. We had a presence at all of the major industry shows around the world, including SEMA, PRI, Tokyo Auto Salon, Autosport International, and The Professional Moptortsport World Expo! We once again sponsored the Turbosmart Flying 500 at this year’s World Time Attack Challenge, along with being a naming rights sponsor of Super Lap Scotland, and several rounds of New Zealand’s D1NZ drift series. However, I am most proud of Turbosmart’s sponsorship of Cruise for Charity, over seven events, we helped raise raise a massive AU$176,435.09 for Camp Quality.

I’m looking forward to the next 12 months with excitement and anticipation. We have some great new products on the way, and some other surprises up our sleeve, but I don’t want to give too much away on that just yet.
On behalf of myself and all the staff at Turbosmart, I would like to thank all our distributors, dealers, racers and of course all our customers for their support and wish you all a very prosperous 2015.
Take care,

Nicholas Cooper
CEO – Turbosmart Head Office