One of the most recognised teams on the European Drag Racing scene, the Red Victor Racing team will now be Turbosmart equipped.
Owner and driver Andy Frost holds numerous titles, including the fastest and quickest street-legal quarter mile with an ET of just 6.59 sec @ 220mph.
The car itself has been featured in many magazine and online articles, as well as a feature on the UK’s Fifth Gear program. Currently in its third incarnation, Red Victor 3 competes in the MSA/FIA European Pro Mod Championship and the team has tentative plans to head over to USA to compete in 2014.
Red Victor 3 is a 1972 Vauxhall VX4/90 FD VXR Spec. It is powered by a 539ci (8.8L) Chevrolet V8 engine producing in excess of 3000hp. The twin turbos will be managed by Turbosmart’s Power-Gate 60 external wastegates and the Race Port atmospheric BOV.
“We’re really excited about this partnership,” said Turbosmart USA General Manager, Marty Staggs. “The Red Victor Racing team is all about winning. These principles are very much in line with Turbosmart’s philosophy.”
“We’ve got some exciting times ahead of us,” said Red Victor Racing’s Andy Frost, “and we’re really happy to have Turbosmart backing us in our endeavours. We look forward to working with them in 2013 and beyond.”
Screened over two episodes on the SPEED channel, the build featured Marine Sgt. John Hayes’ Dream Corvette. John was a pivotal part of this project and his story is well worth reading – check it out here.
The hosts of Two Guys Garage called on numerous automotive aftermarket companies to help them transform the 2009 Corvette a dream machine. Rick Squires and his son Mitch from STS Turbo put their hands up for the turbocharging duties and worked alongside Kevin Byrd and Willie B installing the twin turbo kit on the Corvette.
Hellion’s Eliminator twin turbo kit for the Coyote 5.0 V8 includes two 62mm ball-bearing turbochargers, stainless steel 4-to-1 style headers, and, fitted to a stock motor it yields in excess of 600hp at the wheels.
The car shown in this video however, is no ordinary Mustang. Featuring a Ford Racing Aluminator engine, equipped with Turbosmart Comp-Gate 40 external wastegates, Race Port BOVs and running with 23.9psi boost, this package puts down 1,249hp at the wheels!
Our friends at STS have released a complete, patented, remote-mount Intercooled Turbo System for the popular Nissan 370Z. According to STS, a combination of the remote-mount technology combined with an intercooler significantly lowers tje air intake temperatures. Owners of otherwise stock vehicles can expect 470whp at just 7 pounds of boost, along with the benefit of increased fuel economy.
As they say – “there’s no keeping a good racer down” – Jason Park is back with the fully rebuilt Ghostrider v2.0. After an unfortunate crash last year, Jason, Chris Cook and the FCS team set out to rebuild the car and it’s hard not to admire the result.
The car is based on a 2000 Acura Integra with an inline 4 honda vtec B-series motor capable of producing in excess of 1000hp. The forced induction consists of a Bullseye custom S372r turbocharger, two Turbosmart Hyper-Gates, Turbosmart Race Port BOV, FPR and a Turbosmart boost solenoid. This setup is good enough to propel the car to low 9 quarters with close to 170mph top speed.
Completely redesigned for 2011, the new Race Port blow-off valve is a fraction of the size of the superseded model and provides an ideal combination of maximum flow and minimal weight. The new Race Port is perfect for hard core racing and street applications where big power and fast response is crucial.
• Large 50mm Piston for massive flow
• Billet aluminium construction
• Silicone nomex diaphragm
• Quick release V-Band clamp
• Collar design allows for small size and light weight, It is 46% lighter and 25% smaller than old Race Port
• Choice of Blue or Black colours
• 17 inHg spring fitted
• Supplied with vacuum fittings, weld flange and V-band assembly
• Other springs and accessories also available
• Also available with a female flange mount to fit other popular 50mm flanges
The 2011 Race Port (right) is 25% smaller and 46% lighter than the model it replaces (left).
Old weight: 527g (1.16 lbs) – New Weight: 272g (0.6 lbs)
Old Height: 91.4mm (3.6”) – New Height: 67.4mm (2.65”)
• For large capacity turbocharger systems and high horsepower engines developing up to 800 HP+
• Ideal for circuit and drag vehicles and trucks
Race Port (Blue): TS-0204-1101
Race Port (Black): TS-0204-1102
This month’s issue of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket magazine features awrite-up on Turbosmart’s new Race Port valve. The new Race Port has been receiving great reviews from the automotive press, workshops and racers since its launch in March.
You can see the new Race Port along with the entire line-up of Turbosmart products on display at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo. May 12-14, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Stand No. O07.