With well over one million viewers anticipated world wide on our livestream this year there is a lot at stake as the handful of mega power, street cars go flat out up the main straight at WTAC 2017. The team at Turbosmart HQ have hand-selected, the first five entries and boy is there a showdown in the making. An insane mix of Japanese tuner cars with most packing well in excess of 1000hp and some closer to 2000hp!
This is workshop against workshop, mate against mate, brand against brand in an overpowered quest for glory where there will only be one winner!
Maatouks Racing KING 32
This team will certainly be going into this as the guys to beat. When you have a time slip of 7.41 at near 190 mph being placed in the glove box before driving home in traffic you can bet this is one serious streetcar! Packing what must be close to 1500hp through an automatic transmission we should see some impressive top speeds out of this R32. Maatouks have a saying at their workshop that goes “NO STORIES”. You can bet there will be no stories when this beast rolls through the start line!
Micks Motorsport Evo 9
The 2016 Turbosmart Flying 500 Champion returns! Despite suffering a serious injury on a jet ski earlier this year Michael Bagdadi has confirmed entry into the Turbosmart Flying 500 with a yet to be named driver behind the wheel. There is no question this car is one serious contender and with an excess of 1000hp on tap it’s easy to see that these guys know how to put the whole package together. They took the victory last year against some much more fancied rivals and will be back to defend their crown in 2017. Mick has also confirmed he will be around so make sure you drop by and show him some support!
Precision Racing R35 GTR
Two things really stand out on this R35 GTR. Firstly the estimated power is in excess of 2000HP. Secondly the plate reads “RB LOL” and if that is not making a statement we dont know what is! This crazy R35 Street car has already run low 8 second passes at the drag strip and the team claims “we plan on being well in the sevens by October”. These are all bold and brash statements but then again this is one helluva car and could certainly have the goods to deliver on the day!
One of Australia’s quickest 4-cylinder street cars, the PJ’s Quick Bits Nissan S13 is a veteran of the Turbosmart Flying 500. This Silvia makes 1000hp at all four wheels courtesy of a SR20VET matched to a sequential shifter and GT-R running gear. With a string of 8-second passes under his belt, PJ Toroney will be one to keep your eye on!
Mazsport RX7 26B PP
The words ‘Four Rotor Peripheral Port’ combined with “Street Car” will definitely attract interest any where you go! So when we heard about this build we were excited to see what it could do. As a high revving naturally aspirated rotary, what this will lack in outright power it will more than make up for in sound. As one of the true OGs of the rotary racing community there is no question Bill Nabhan knows his way around a rotary engine. So bring your earmuffs with you for this one!
We will announce the next round of Flying 500 entries in coming weeks. Stay tuned!