Meet Aussie Invader 5R - World Land Speed Record Challenger And The World's Most Powerful Car
Aussie Invader is a World Land Speed Record challenger, currently being built in Australia.
The Tuners Group is absolutely honoured to have been invited to be part of the Aussie Invader World Land Speed Record project, led by Australian motorsport legend and Australian Land Speed Record holder, Rosco McGlashan OAM.
The car is powered by a bi-propellant rocket motor - the same type of rocket used to launch satellites into space. It produces around 62,000 lbs of thrust (about 200,000 horsepower). To put that into perspective, a 2015 Formula One car reportedly makes around 760 horsepower. So Aussie Invader 5R has roughly the power of 263 Formula One cars - all powering one vehicle.
The car weighs 9.2 tonnes fully fuelled and will accelerate from zero to 1600 km/h (1000 mph) in just over 20 seconds, accelerating at a constant rate of 3G. In the 20 seconds it takes to get to top speed, it will burn 2.8 tonnes of propellant - a kerosene fuel and hydrogen peroxide oxidiser.
Click here for more info about this car and for 3 great videos about the project ...
The Tuners Group appointed as exclusive representatives for St. Cross Electronics
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce our appointment as the exclusive representatives in Australia and New Zealand for St. Cross Electronics.
Formed in 1983, with over 30 years experience, and based in Southampton in the United Kingdom, St. Cross Electronics is dedicated to the manufacture and supply of cable harness assemblies offering our customers the complete interconnect solution and precision built motorsport electronics products.
St. Cross Electronics are one of Europe's leading cable assembly and cable harness manufacturers, in addition to being the developers of and manufacturers of the cutting edge St. Cross Electronics FISW-X Steering Wheel.
Click here to learn more about St. Cross Electronics and their highly innovative products ...
Special Sale Pricing On Works Bell Rapfix II, Rapfix GTC and Rapfix GTC Hybrid quick releases now on !
Due to a change in the Japanese Yen exchange rate, we are passing on the saving to our customers with very special sale pricing on some models of the world reknowned Works Bell steering wheel quick releases for a limited time.
The world reknowned detachable Rapfix II Quick Release, the tilting Works Bell Rapfix GTC and the tilting Rapfix GTC Hybrid quick release with it's glove friendly release handle are all on sale and our special sale prices are well below the Japanese tax inc retail prices.
Click here for more info on this special sale ...
Brand New Quick Release Products From Works Bell
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce that Works Bell has released 2 new products in their world reknowned Rapfix Racing Steering Wheel Quick Release range.
The two new products are:
- A brand new bolt on version of the Works Bell Rapfix Racing Quick Release
- A brand new Works Bell Electric Contact Kit for the Rapfix Racing Weld Type.
The Tuners Group appointed as an official authorised dealer for Endless
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce our appoinment as an official authorised dealer for Endless.
Trusted by teams in top categories worldwide, including WRC, GT racing, Porsche factory racecars and Formula One (including as the official brake fluid supplier to the Brawn GP Formula One team), Endless is one of the finest brake manufacturers on the planet.
We can supply you with the full range of Endless products, including all Endless competition brake pad compounds.
The Tuners Group Announces Sponsorship Of Mark Berry Advan / Hi Octane Racing Nissan R34 GT-R
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce the sponsorship of Mark Berry's Advan / Hi Octane Racing Nissan R34 GT-R.
The Advan / Hi Octane Racing R34 GT-R is one of the most advanced time attack cars in the world and has been described by Andrew Hawkins of Motive DVD as "the most radical time attack car in Australia".
The Tuners Group Welcomes ARC
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce our appointment as an ARC factory authorised supplier of the full range of ARC products.
We are supplied directly by the ARC factory in Japan.
Momo Wheels Now Available
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce that we can now supply a range of Momo Wheels.
Works Bell Rapfix QRS Quick Release Announced
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce the Rapfix QRS steering quick release, announced today in Tokyo by Works Bell.
Deal with the pros ! See what our customers say about our service ...
Feedback comment from Michael W, SA, Australia:
I took delivery of the steering wheel this morning. It arrived undamaged and in perfect condition.
I'd like to thank you again for such impeccable service. I will have no hesitation recommending you to anyone interested in your services and products.
Wednesday 10 June - Works Bell Quick Releases on Sale
We are currrently having a very special sale on the world reknowned Works Bell Rapfix II Steering Quick Release, with pricing well below Japanese prices.
In addition, Works Bell has just announced a new design for the Toshiki Yoshioka ToshiKing Rapfix II Steering Quick Release.
Wednesday 3 June - The Tuners Group Welcomes Momo
The Tuners Group is very proud to announce that we are now able to supply a wide range of genuine Momo products to our customers, including Momo Racing Collection products and Momo wheels / rims.
Wednesday 3 June - The Tuners Group Welcomes Syms - Syms Shift Knobs now available
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce that we can now supply a range of genuine Syms Shift Knobs. Syms is based in Japan and is the manufacturer of the official shift knobs for the Team Orange Drift cars ...
Monday 2 February - Yoshioka's AE86 for sale
The Tuners Group is very proud to announce that we have been appointed by Works Bell in Japan to find a new home and owner for Toshiki Yoshioka's AE86 drift car.
For sale is Yoshioka's car, which he has campaigned with enormous success and with which he won the Las Vegas round of Formula D in 2008 - where he stunned the US drifting community with the mindblowing speed of his AE86 at a circuit which many have described as the fastest track on the entire Formula D calendar ... click here for more info
Wednesday 18 March - Customer Cars Gallery now online
As we only sell the finest quality, most hardcore parts on the planet, many of our customers tend to have extremely innovative, extremely well engineered project cars which they fit our parts to.
In our new Customer Cars Gallery you can find some examples of our customer's cars.
Our customer cars gallery contains some great exmples of innovative vehicles using our products.
As you can see in the gallery, we ship our products all over the world, and our parts end up on some very interesting and innovative vehicles indeed ... click here to view our customer cars gallery
Friday 23 January - Porsche Motorsport Department brakes now available
The Tuners Group is extremely pleased to announce that we are now able to supply a range of brake components from the world reknowned Porsche Motorsport Department.
The Porsche Motorsport Department is the official racing division of Porsche, and is located in a custom built facility in Weissach Germany.
When it comes to brakes, Porsche is an absolute world leader, and we can now supply exactly the same Porsche Motorsport Department brake components as used on Porsches at races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona.
Tuesday 13 January ... New from Works Bell is the Works Bell "Steering Campaign Bundle".
The Steering Campaign Bundle consists of a number of high quality Works Bell steering products, in one value priced package ... click here for more info
Thursday 4 December ... Works Bell releases brand new Works Bell Rapfix GTC Hybrid tilting steering wheel quick release in direct response to requests from The Tuners Group's racing customers ... click here for more info
Friday 14 November ... The Tuners Group appointed as official supplier of AP Racing's full road car and competition product range, including AP Racing Formula Big Brake Kits, AP Racing Calipers, Brake Disks & Rotors, metallic clutches, and AP Racing Carbon / Carbon clutches ... click here for more info
Tuesday 14 October ... Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO kits now available
For vehicles with a semi-automatic transmission option, Works Bell has released a special paddle shifter kit with paddles made of beautifully detailed carbon fibre, which allows you to shift gears without removing your hands from the steering wheel !
The Works Bell Paddle Shifter Neo kit places specially designed paddles which control up/down shifts on the steering column behind your steering wheel as opposed to manipulating the shift lever.
So now you can shift gears just like an F1 car with just a 7mm stroke of the paddle to change gears !
Monday 1 August - Win a free Works Bell Rapfix II Steering Quick Release and a Works Bell Original Steering wheel !
To celebrate The Tuners Group's appointment as Works Bells exclusive Australian distributor, and online retailer, Works Bell and The Tuners Group are giving away a free Works Bell Rapfix II Steering Quick Release and a Works Bell Original Steering wheel !
Click here for details of this giveaway and how to enter.
Monday 2 June - The Tuners Group Appointed As Exclusive Australian Distributor, and Online Retailer For Works Bell Co Ltd.
Premium Japanese manufacturer Works Bell Co Ltd, the manufacturer of the world's finest boss kits and steering wheel quick releases has appointed The Tuners Group as it's sole and exclusive Australian Distributor, and online retailer of it's products. Click here for the press release and comments from Works Bell CEO Mr. Masato Miyashita
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