Motive R32 GT-R Blu Ray front cover

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.



All issues of Motive DVD now available on Blu Ray!!



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.



Under the skin of JET200 – Brakes and Suspension

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.

Motive DVD #22 – Discount Pre Order now open!


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:

JET Ver 4.0 Dyno Results

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!