Mark Berry’s/High Octane Racing blisteringly fast R34 Skyline needs no introduction! After breaking in to the 1.31′s at Eastern Creek in last years World Time attack challenge and finishing 6th in a super strong international field preparations for the 2012 onslaught have been relentless. After numerous discussions with Mark regarding optimal custom turbo configurations Dragons Lair Motorsports will be supplying a Mental Custom Precision turbo combination to compliment this blisteringly quick R34 and hopefully push it further up this enormously competitive ladder in 2012. Dragons Lair Motorsports is proud and humbled to be involved and assist in such a exciting project and we wish you all the best in 2012 Mark…..
A few pics & 2010 vid below for your enjoyment as well as some editorial courtesy of Hi-Octane, Speedhunters, RGM Maintenance & The Tuners Group, further and better particulars will be made available soon. Watch this space!
“We were certainly running a very conservative tune last year but after putting that much work in, our main objective was simply to be there and finish” said Mark Berry “This year will be another whole story. We will have months to fine tune the setup and also learning to drive with aero is another animal altogether. We are confident there is a few seconds still in this car, which all going well should move us up closer to the real pointy end, but having said that we also expect many other teams will be doing a lot of work in the off season too. The competition is bound to be more serious than ever in 2012”
“The car is powered by a dry sump RB30 built by Hi Octane Racing with a RB26 head and stuffed full of all the good gear with CP Pistons, Pauter connecting rods and a RB26 head full of Tomei gear. Whilst they were coy about actual power figures we were told that this E85 powered monster makes somewhere around 500kw at all four wheels on maximum boost depending on turbo choice. This is another area that will be the subject of much testing but needless to say the car will now run a large single turbo of some description. The car will also run on Advan wheels with soft 295 AO50 tyres all round.”
Update 24.04.2012 ; (Editorial Courtesy Of Hi-Octane & WTA Website)
The R34 was back at CNJ Motorsport in Brisbane this week and was cranking out some very serious dyno numbers thanks to some fine tuning on E85 and a switch to a totally different turbocharger
“Spiro at Dragons Lair Motorsport in Queensland has jumped on board with support of the latest Precision Turbocharger direct from the USA” said Mark “and the first signs have been very positive, in fact we have made a gain of 70kw from our old combination. This is a fantastic result considering this is the first turbo size and combination that we have tried from the Precision range. The turbo produces very surprising results straight out of the box and we cannot wait to get it on the track. I would like to thank Spiro for his ongoing help to make even more improvements before we hit Eastern Creek in August”
Whilst we were made to promise we would not show the dyno graph we can tell you that though it produces a drag racing type horsepower figure at peak revs this 3 litre engine also appears to make buckets of power everywhere and certainly the Advan/Hi Octane team are one of the many Australians that are stepping up their game yet again before the foreigners arrive and by all accounts spending countless hours chasing every small detail to take on what can only be described as the most competitive pro time attack field yet.