Who TD Sponsor
Turbo Dynamics is proud to sponsor and support: Antony Orchard, Roger Clark Motorsport, Prima Racing, TR Racing & Shane Smith, Nicholas Goldberg, Mick Begley and Andy Redmond.
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Antony Orchard, Westfield Megabusa
In 2011, Antony Orchard achieved fastest time and 4th place in the Gurston Down Hill Climb Championship with his normally aspirated Westfield Megabusa. At the end of the season he came to Turbo Dynamics to embark on turbocharging the Hayabusa engine to keep ahead of the stiff competition. With the current hot debate over Supercharging versus Turbocharging, Antony ignored the paddock skeptics who were ‘talking’ about turbo lag and put his faith in TD.
With the turbocharger conversion complete, early testing saw 420+ BHP with the wheels spinning on the rolling road. Antony decided to fit a weaker spring to the wastegate to reduce the power output to aid traction. The current power output is 375 BHP with 230 Lb/ft of torque with more to come as the chassis development gathers pace.
Antony reports the car will do 60mph in first gear and says, “I’m still trying to find the supposed lag that everyone was talking about!”. Both Antony and TD are really looking forward to see how the car performs this season and excited about future developments. Antony said, "I want to win". His aim for 2012 is a Top 3 finish in the Championship and to claim the 2 litre class record. He went on to say, “a 31.42 would be nice, in the 30 second would be even better!"
Bespoke Turbo Dynamics GT28 frame turbo featuring TD Billet compressor wheel and housing and thin wall stainless steel turbine housing.
Turbosmart Comp-gate 40 external wastegate
Turbosmart Raceport Blow-off valve
Plenum fully 'o' ringed with bell mouths
SBD tapper throttle bodies
690 c.c Injectors
1mm oversized valves, heavy duty valve springs
Gas flowed ported head, cut down guides
Special turbo exhaust cam and roller chain conversion
Barrel and head modified to take ARP 12mm studs
Cometic head gasket
9.5 : 1 competition PVD coated turbo pistons
80 thou spacer under barrel
H-Beam con rods
ARP block and gearbox studs & bolts
Billet basket and lock-up clutch
Heavy duty output shaft
Chris Tullet headers in 321 stainless
Pace dry sump pump, Mocal radiators
PWR charge cooler and radiator
Bosch fuel pump
Westfield Megabusa SEI Chassis
Wide track front suspension
Wilwood 4 pot billet aluminium calipers
Discs turned down with bells milled out
Roll centres repositioned
Steering rack shortened by 5” and repositioned
Nitron coilover suspension/shock absorbers.
Titanium suspension adjusters, rose joint retainers.
Titanium engine mounting studs, gearbox mounting, diff mounting.
Carbon, Kevlar panels and seat.
Weight: 470 KG
Apart from the sponsorship and technical help from Turbo Dynamics, Antony would like to thank Steve Broughton (SBD Motorsport) for the ECU and mapping; Sean Mills (Big CC) for the engine parts and build; Chris Tullett Exhausts for the exhaust manifold and downpipe; and Sunoco Fuels for the fuel supply.
Roger Clark Motorsport
During 2008, Olly won the title of 'TOTB Overall Champion' (for the second year running) and the Time Attack Series; a very impressive feat, which has not been achieved by any other motorsport team. Then in 2009, and yet more unbelievably, Olly did it again; winning both TOTB VIII and the Time Attack Series!
From Leicestershire, the team race in their own highly developed 890 BHP Subaru Impreza 'Gobstopper'. The car has been prepared using a Turbo Dynamics modified and blueprinted GT4094R turbocharger. However, the Subaru remains a 2.0 litre; making Roger Clark's success even more astounding.
In May 2010 the Prima Racing team, headed by Tony Hart, completed the re-build of the Renault 5 GT Turbo and after getting into driving the freshly re-built car at 100% Tony finished second in class in the Midland Speed Championship Class 3B and won 'Fastest Heritage Renault' at the 'La Vie en Bleu' Prescott Hillclimb meeting for the second year in a row. Tony went on to set HSA course records for Prima Racing at Mallory Park, Prescott, Thoresby Park, Harewood and Curborough in class 2C.
The Prima Racing Renault 5 GT Turbo was on display at the Autosport Show in January 2011 at Birmingham's NEC:
TR Racing & Shane Smith
Shane Smith's twin-turbocharged TR Racing Skyline is running TD Blue printed and prepared Garrett GT-RS turbo’s, with a TR Racing RB27 engine with TR Racing forged cranks and pistons, ex-Nismo prepared chassis and shell, number 7 of 12 built specifically for the Falken Tyres challenge in Japan it features a fully seam welded chassis and roll-cage from the factory, dry carbon fibre boot lid and Nismo dry carbon vented bonnet, Hollinger sequential gearbox, AST adjustable suspension and coilovers and hopes to fly into first place with its’ 100 shot of Nitrous from Wizards of Nos.
Nicholas Goldberg of www.therealgranturismo.com thought that developing the Toyota Starlet GT turbo would be a relatively unknown but tuneable hot hatch so started work on it, enlisting TD for support with what they know best.
- Tong GT Spec CT9 Hybrid Turbo reworked by Turbo Dynamics
- WEPR Manifold, WEPR Downpipe, Ported Head, Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Autobahn88 front mounted intercooler
- Turbosmart Boost controller
- Front mount air intake
- Full Stainless custom exhaust system
- All round TRD Adjustable coilover suspension
- Uprated Drilled brake discs and yellow stuff Ceramic track day pads
- TRD Adjustable top mounts
- Front and rear adjustable Whiteline strut braces
- Fully stripped out
- 2 x Sparco bucket seats
- Sparco Harnesses
- Custom door cards with integrated speakers
Next on the list:
- 440cc injectors
- AEM F/IC ECU with custom map
- Wlabro 255 Fuel pump
The Irish Drag Racing Record Holder, Mick Begley, won acclaim in the national newspapers at the end of the 2009 season in his TD turbocharged 1400HP engined ‘Gaijin’ when he achieved 173mph time of 8.06 secs 202.8 standing mile.
Following this success he wanted a new challenge. So Justin of TR Racing worked his magic on a RB30 OS Geikin 3litre Skyline. The turbo is an HKS T62R Anniversary modified by TD and featuring a special TD modified GT45 compressor wheel and a unique TD designed modification to the turbine wheel to help reduce back pressure whilst not harming the response.
Andy Redmond, Team Scream
Andy Redmond is running his Nissan 200SX S14 in the British Drift Championship, and his results from last year were good with his Team, Team Scream, finishing 4th overall.