26B power on street rubber

Posted in Motorsport, Cars

What happens when Brent Curran from Curran Brothers Racing (CBR) supplies an iconic Australian Mazda RX-3 with a 26B PP quad rotor? 

The result is one badass street car capable of reaching 198kph during the World Time Attack Challenge's Flying 500 competition, with all kinds of sideways tyre-frying action. Putting down that much power on such skinny street tyres was never going to be easy, but they did run the car at the Brisbane Jamboree a few weeks earlier with sticky tyres, and the result was a best run of 10.6@133mph. Not bad for the first time out, with an engine combo put in during a two-week lead-up to the event. A warning for the second video, the audio could not handle 10,000rpm. 

Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.