To celebrate 25 years of the Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R (1989-2014) we have put together a special edition DVD showcasing the R32 GT-Rs we have featured as well as our favourite R32 GT-R coverage from WTAC, Jamboree, Drag Battle and Powercruise. There is also the R32 21st Anniversary Cruise, Project Budget Supercar and an exclusive feature on the Nissan DNA Heritage Museum. Order your DVD now, or, Blue-Ray and DVD double pack.
New Year’s Eve is always a time for reflection, so, lets look back at the year that was for 2014. It was a bit of a topsy turvy year for us, with some good, bad and great things and ideas happening. Here is a brief overview of what we got up to.
Motive DVD #23 will commence shipping Monday 22nd December! You have until midnight of the 23rd to buy it at the discounted pre-order price of $10. You can buy it from our online store by clicking here:
It’s that time of year again! Motive DVD 50% OFF CHRISTMAS SALE. That’s right, 50%-OFF pretty much everything on our online store. Box Sets, DVDs, Blu Rays, T-Shirts. Just type in the codeword “CHRISTMAS” on check out. 1 week only. Perfect time to buy a Christmas Present or complete your collection.
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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!