Red Victor Does it Again!


Andy Frost has done it again by resetting the World Record for the fastest and quickest street legal car! Driving the Turbosmart-equipped Red Victor at the Santa Pod Raceway, Andy broke his own World Record with an amazing 6.50 @ 226.91mph pass.


Photo: Ivan and Rose Sansom

What’s even more amazing is that the record pass was just their third full pass with a new engine combination. Andy recalls the moment:

“After a seven month sabbatical to fit a new engine block, turbos, wastegates and BOV, the team arrived at Santa Pod ready for action. Unusually the weather co-operated for 3 days allowing the team to get a couple of hits on the new combo.”


Photo: Mark Skinner

“Our first test hit was a 250 ft launch that netted a 1.08 60 ft with an easy second gear launch. Everything seemed to working very well, so we made a full pass to check everything out in the full 1/4 mile. An easy 2nd gear launch 6.63 @ 212mph was the result, and the data was very good again.”


Photo: Mark Skinner

“On Sunday we were scheduled 2 qualifiers. 1st gear was on the agenda for these 2 runs, which netted an off-the-throttle 6.64, but this time at 226mph – our best mph to date! The final qualifier was a 6.50 @ 226.91mph. We’d bested our world record time again!”


Photo: Mark Skinner

“The great thing is our Turbosmart wastegates and BOV worked flawlessly, and thanks Marty Staggs at Turbosmart USA for letting us use their fantastic product!”


Photo: Ivan and Rose Sansom

Red Victor uses Turbosmart  Power-Gate60 wastegates and a single Race Port to help manage the boost.  TurbosmartUSA is a proud supporter of the Red Victor Racing Team.

Rod Penrose’s Beetle back on track


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VW fans may remember Rod Penrose’s previous car (pictured above). It was, at the time Australia’s Fastest Beetle, with a 8.96 second ET. The car was a common sight on the drag strips and had a cult following amongst the VW enthusiasts.

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Rod is back again, with a new car and this time he has his sights set on a World Record. With a PB of 8.74@149mph, the new car is already faster than its predecessor and Rod is confident he can have a real go at the record (7.89sec) in the near future.

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The new car is powered by a front-mounted 3.3L Pauter engine with a Garrett GT51R turbo performing the forced induction duties. The current setup produces 550hp at the wheels with just 32psi of boost pressure.

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“We will be turning the boost up at our next outing” said Rod, “The aim is to shave a little bit of time each time we race.”

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A pair of Turbosmart’s Hyper-Gate 45 external wastegates, an e-Boost2 boost controller  and Race Port bov help control the boost while the FPR-2000 fuel pressure regulator looks after the fuel flow.

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“We love Turbosmart products here at Rod Penrose Racing, they do exactly what they’re meant to do – help us go faster!”

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We wish Rod and his team the best of luck and look forward to seeing him with the World Record trophy in hand!

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wastegate VW turbo rod penrose fuel pressure regulator boost controller beetle

wastegate VW turbo rod penrose fuel pressure regulator boost controller beetle