If there ever was a good way of sending a warning shot to your rivals it would have to be smashing a lap record and the Top Fuel with Voltex have done just that.
With Nob Taniguchi behind the wheel of the S2000RR the team reset the “tuner car lap record” in searing temperatures at Fuji Speedway with a blistering time of 1:40:905.
“This sends a clear message to other Pro Class competitors,” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker, “these guys are pulling out all stops to bring the trophy back to Japan!”
The S2000RR has had some major upgrades since its debut at the 2012 WTAC. Voltex has changed the single canards to doubles and change the shape and size of the rear wing.
Engine scored a dry sump kit, a bigger turbo kit and is now mated to a sequential Holinger gearbox. Even the tyres got an upgrade, going up in size from 295/30R18 to 295/35R18 ADVAN A050S.
Will all this be enough to wrestle the title from the reigning champion? We’ll have to wait till October to find out, but it sure is shaping up to be one hell of a battle!