This year’s Turbosmart Flying 500 is shaping up to be the best (and fastest) one yet. We are happy to confirm the first five entries and let’s just say there are some heavy hitters on this list!
Mercury Motorsport – Nissan R34 GTR
The car that stole the show back in 2013 is back! Mercury Motorsports’ “NITTO” R34 GT-R puts out over 1200hp and has an impressive top speed. Once again, it will be driven by its owner and tuner, Trent Whyte.
MPW – Holden Commodore Clubsport
If there is one car that can take the challenge up to NITTO it’s Adam Rogash’s NOSHOW Clubsport. Powered by a twin turbo LS V8, this monster makes over 1600hp at the wheels and it dominated its class at last year’s Street Machine Drag Challenge!
PJ’s Quickbits – Nissan Silvia S13
Don’t be fooled by this Silvia’s street appearance. Built by Advance Motor Mechanics, this S13 makes 1000hp from its SR20 VE motor and now packing a sequential transmission and complex all wheel drive system this car will be starting as one to beat for sure. As always, the car will be driven by its owner and a Flying 500 veteran, Paul Torony.
Charles Warland – Datsun 260Z
This home-built Datto wouldn’t look out of place at a car show. Its immaculate finish and attention to detail belies its potential as a race car. Make no mistake, this is no show pony! Powered by a fully built RB26DETT and making almost 600hp at the wheels, this car made it to semi finals at the Motive DVD Drag Battle, losing only to the eventual outright winner.
Jamie Heritage – Toyota Celica
It may look more like a restoration job than a performance build but Jamie’s Celica packs one hell of a punch! Built by Jamie himself in his home shed and tuned by Websters Dyno & Performance, this Celica’s turbocharged 1UZFE V8 engine makes in excess of 1000hp and gives the car a killer power-to-weight ratio. Jamie regularly races his Celica at runway events like the Snowy Mountains 1000 so he’s no stranger to high speeds.
We’ll be announcing the rest of Turbosmart Flying 500 field over the coming weeks. We also have two Wild Card entries available. So if you think you’re car has what it takes to go head to head with the cream of Australian tuner scene, read the Flying 500 Rules and submit your car using the Entry Form at the bottom of this page.
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