Once you stand on the podium, you will always want to do it again and this was certainly the case for Jason Hart in the Ultimate Tunes backed WRX after finishing in second place in the Open Class at WTAC 2010.

Finishing behind the hard charging Glenney in the Pulse Racing Evo with a time of 1.39.9 he returned in 2011 and despite running faster in 2o11 with a time of 1.38.1 could only finish in 10th position. This shows the pace at which the local cars were developed following the first WTAC event.

So for 2012 Jason and the Canberra based Ultimate Tunes team have “stepped it up” with some updates to try to get back on the podium for 2012 including an Ultimate Tunes built Ej22 Stroked to 2.4, the heads have been ported and polished and cams are a set of BC 272.

Oil supply is now taken care of a Cosworth Dry Sump kit, on the intake side, is a factory intake manifold that has been ported, and the intercooler is a modified Hyperflow core. Custom Exhaust manifold feeding a Blouch GT30/76 Turbo courtesy of Prospeed Racing.

Turbosmart have taken care of the pressure release with a Raceport BOV and a 45mm Hypergate wastegate. The engine vitals are controlled via a Haltech PS1000, and all data is monitored by a Racepak Logger dash.

Drive is sent through a PPG Straight cut gear Set, and a pair Cusco 1.5 way LSDs are sending drive to the wheels.

The handling is taken care of by a set of Bilstein coilovers, whiteline bars, whiteline roll centre kit, and custom adjustable control arms front and rear. Brakes are taken care of by a set of STI Brembos up front, and standard wrx rears, with some DBA rotors and Ferrodo pads. The aero is all built by Jason from the bars and canards to the flat floor.

Thanks to: Prospeed Racing, Turbosmart, Haltech, Ultimate Tunes

Ultimate Tunes are a Canberra based business, focused on delivering their very best. They can cater for all your car needs, from general maintenance and log book servicing, too mild modifications and race car preparation. With an in house dyno and engine building room, they can build your engine and tune it to its peak. Ultimate Tunes regularly hold track days at Wakefield Park, giving people the opportunity to get out and have some fun in a controlled environment, or get some driver training from professional instructors.

4 Bellona Court Phillip ACT 2606. Phone: 62811821

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