Yes, that’s right, you’re reading it correctly, we are now offering all Motive DVD Issues on Blu Ray for only $25! After being stuffed around by suppliers, we have purchased the equipment required to produce Blu Ray in house. Some issues are kept in stock while others are produced as demand requires, so please allow up to 72 hours production time before shipping. To order your Blu Ray copy, follow the link and simply choose which issue in the drop down menu.
Before we put the exterior of JET200 together a month or so before WTAC, we spent a day filming under the skin of JET200. Part 1 was supposed to be engine and drivetrain, but changes since then means we will be re-filming it. So our first episode of “Under the Skin” of JET200 is about the suspension and brakes. NO fancy stuff here, just pure tech for those who want to know more. Enjoy.
As all Motive DVD fans would know, the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is one of the biggest events on the calendar, and certainly one of our favourites. This year we were competing again, debuting JET200 in Version 4 guise. This meant the build up to the event was intense! You can watch the build videos of Version 4 on our Youtube channel here:
With JET200 Version 4 complete, it was of to the Fast Fours Magazine studio for a front cover shoot with the lovely Ali Baxter. AS far as we know, its the first time a the same car has been shot three times for the cover! Not a bad little record. Keep your eyes peeled for JET200 on the cover of Fast Fours Magazine soon.
No mucking around, out first highlights video is up already. WE thought we might as well get discounted pre-orders started for Motive DVD #23 as well, which will have out WTAC 2014 coverage. Order your copy and save by CLICKING HERE
Seeing as motive DVD #21 was slightly late, Motive DVD #022 is going to be early! Here is the trailer and discounted pre-orders are open now! Motive DVD #22 really does have it all. Drift, drag, circuit, street with everything from BMWs to Commodores to Lexus and all our favourite performance imports. Babes, boobs, bums, burnouts, mad events, cool car features and Hayley Swanson is in it! Even this trailer has it all, from Trent Whyte salsa dancing, to Mick’s view on modelling in Factory Xtreme and the world’s quickest and fastest radial tired GT-R. Wwatch till the very end. Discount pre order here: http://www.motive.bigcartel.com/product/motive-dvd-022-discount-pre-order
JET200 hit the dyne for the first time yesterday at Croydon Racing Developments. The engine set-up is same as previously except for the turbo and intercooler set-up. Our reason for changing was to look for more transient response and better spool up using newer technology than the old GReddy TDS06SH25G. We chose a 6Boost twin scroll exhaust manifold, Turbosmart 50mm external waste gate and a Garrett GTX3576R with .8 twin scroll T3 rear housing. CS Engineering also fabricated a new 3.5-inch exhaust and new shorter intercooler piping to match the XTR 300x600x100mm bar and plate intercooler.
Essentially our goal was to make at least the same power, but with better response, and we’ve certainly done that. The new combination makes the same power on 2psi less boost than the old set-up with more power everywhere in the rev range. The torque curve is quite different now with much more mid range torque, meaning we won’t need to rev the car to 8500 rpm anymore, more like 8000rpm making for better reliability. We tried running 30psi but only saw an extra 7kW from 4 psi so decide to leave it on 402kW at 26psi, which it makes easily. It is important to note that the GTX3576R is smaller than the old TD06, so it goes to show that a smaller turbo with modern technology, ball bearing and billet wheel is able to make the same power as a larger old school GReddy turbo while giving more mid range, lower boost threshold and better transient response.
We will test the car the way it is and if we need more power, and can utilise it, will look to upgrade to a GTX3582R and search for 450rwkW. Stay tuned for the first shakedown soon!
We are looking at putting together a 2015 Tokyo Autosalon Tour, incorporating visiting the show, local sights and sounds and visiting workshops. Before we do, we need to get an expression of interest of who would be not only willing to go but can afford it as well. The tour package price would be $3990. Deposit would be $500 due by end of September and full payment by end of November. Anyone interested needs to email
email@example.com ASAP so we can gauge interest.
Trip would look something like this:
Thursday 8th January 2015
Depart Gold Coast Airport -Flying Jetstar and arrive at 7pm and check into Makuhari Hotel which is waling distance to TAS
Friday 9th January 2015
Tokyo Autosalon VIP entry to Media Day 9am-5pm ( much quieter and enables to get all the good buys first and get old photos)
Coach take us to Daikoku Futo Carpark from 8pm-midnite with local guide
Saturday 10th January 2015
Tokyo Autosalon . Our contacts in Japan and our guide will allow us to get exclusive interviews and meet and greets with various tuners.
Sunday 11th January 2015
Check out of hotel and private coach will take us to various sights in Tokyo before checking into Shinigawa Prince Hotel. Group dinner at themed restaurant and then out on the town.
Monday 12th January 2015
Free day to visit and see whatever you like. The hotel is next to one of the biggest train stations in Japan so it is very easy to get anywhere and we will have various options laid out for people to look at.
Tuesday 13th January 2015
Workshop visits via private coach
Wednesday 14th January 2015
Check out of hotel and then workshop visits via private coach
Then straight to airport to fly home. Depart 8:25pm
Thursday 15th January 2015
Flight arrives Gold Coast 0630
The possible workshops on our list to visit are:
Top Secret Super Autobacs Up Garage
Crystal Nismo/Nissan HQ Nissan Museum
The tour package includes:
Flights from Gold Coast to Japan return
Tranfers to and from hotel
Private coach for tours
Entry into Tokyo Autosalon
Translator guide as well as guest guide from in the tuning industry ( TBA )
Tour guests will need to pay for:
– Own transport to Gold Coast
– Lunch and Dinner
– Train tickets to go out at night
– Entry into any landmarks
We have worked to put together a package that helps make the most of Japan. The language barrier and difficulty of getting around makes it hard to visit multiples places in a day, but with the use of a private coach, you can relax and take in the sight and visit more workshops per day than possible by train or hire car. Our own personal guide from in the tuning industry means we will have access to more cool stuff to see and do, and get to meet more people from in the industry. The first hotel is walking distance from TAS, meaning you can return when you wish for a rest, or to drop off the parts you’ve just bought! The second hotel has English Speaking staff, restaurants nearby and the train station gives easy access to all of Tokyo.
The package also allows the package to be paid off once a deposit has been made. This does increase the cost of flights slightly, but easier overall. Peak snow season and Christmas Holidays does make this the most expensive time to visit Japan. Being on a tour also means you get to hang out with and party with like minded people.
The total cost of the tour is $3990 AUD incl GST
Here are some videos from the DSPORT Magazine Tour, which is similar in concept.
Joining Box Set 1 & 2, we have launched Box Set 3, which contains Motive DVD #011-#015, making it easier to complete your collection of Motive DVD. We’ve also launched two more Box Sets, Time Attack and Drag Battle. All are valuable from our online store and for a limited time are only $34.95, saving you up to $30!!