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  • Birthday 10/24/1984

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  1. Sorry Mate, been flat out this year Due to a huge amount of Interest in a GTE spec from Europe / Asia and America the first car being built ( Started ) is being done to 2016 GTE Regulations and prep for LeMans underway
  2. Specs aren't 1/2 bad either: 995Kg, 780HP and 1050NM Here is our base 430hp one taking on a ZR1 Unfortunately I cancelled my trip last week heading over to Europe to the AC factory on friday , as had an change in my business here in Australia.
  3. Thanks, team gear will come ;-) Just to give an idea of the size difference from the AC to the Bentley / Mclaren
  4. Plans are to run in some VLN for testing miles this year, and aim for the endro's starting Dec / Jan
  5. Racing workshop based in Southern Holland about 1/2 way between Spa and Nurburgring Engines delivered with those intakes but we have custom intakes being done.
  6. Something a bit left field, thought I would share the massive task we are undertaking in setting up and building a Factory GT3 program for AC Automotive on their 2014 MK VI Cobra. Not everyday you get to peek behind the curtains of a factory program As part of their new owners plans motorsport and gt racing in particualr has come up as a way of bringing some attention back to the fact that there are still genuine AC cars being built not everything is a kit car. As an aero designer / developer this car has been a bigger challenge than getting the Bentley Brick to be conpetitive, due to the strict rules around what can and can't be modified or changed, however 1 small advantage we have is that this car is tiny compared to the others so what isn't ideal for aero isn't impacting as much. Chassis: Tube frame production car chassis, is unchanged other than the addition of the FIA rollcage and mounting opoints for the transaxel gearbox. Most GT3 cars need to go on a large shredding diet to bet down to fighting weight, Given our Cobra is Sub 1 tonne fully fitted out with aircon / radio and leather we have the opportunity to devleop the car with ther weight where it is needed to keep low and central Engine: Given a "production" rle set we are running GM V8's as per the street car. Our V8 will be a sister engine to the Corvette C7R that has mad a lot of success over the last few years and performed well in the endurance races Gearbox: I'm happy to get an Aussie product in with the Albins ST6 found from teh back of a V8 supercar into the read of the cobra. Mated with a OBR control system for paddle shift Happy to try and answer any questions and update as the build / development goes on
  7. Norton Nissan's have an updated paint job Its annoying me... its cross eyed
  8. Cost / expense and worth are 2 different things
  9. http://www.sapolicenews.com.au/component/content/article/4-news/13686-sports-car-found-after-being-reported-stolen.html and $170K.... tell him he is dreaming
  10. Random question of the day: Anyone have pictures of the 86 with out the rear bumper / front wheel arches so i can see where everything sits behind for some aero parts i'm developing.
  11. talk is that Nissan will run a GTR next year in the 12 hour in GT3 spec... to be beaten by the mighty Erebus SLS's ( ok somewhat biased here )
  12. that was in between the pits for 4-9 and 47 as the 7 commentry team were in the middle ( hence the photo in post 109 ) was very tempted to run in an draw on the board
  13. didn't take any photo's yesterday but we had extra air tubes ect connected to the mirrors going down to the fot well, but i think the damage was done on saturday to everyones feet, check out the pics on Tim Slade's FB page, that's from Saturday's race and he drove with that on the bottom of his foot yesterday
  14. Only short term runs in more open circuits, was very hot at the track with >30C, and out in the concrete jungle the heat radiates Engine 10cm closer to the firewall under the new COTF and appears to just be an over site on cabin temps, guess the spaceframe chassis provides less protection than the chassis of old. The Merc's weren't expecting to win, minimal testing due to brake failures. COTF are all new car, Nissan and Merc need to get their head around the COTF parts and engine, holden and ford just the COTF parts as they have proven engines for the last 20 years. Kind of scary to see how easily the cars peel back when in a crash / hit curbs, sunday qualifying had a great example, super slow mo of HRT hitting the chicane and all the pans separating from the car.
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