Squaring off against one of the most powerful, exotic field of cars ever assembled at the Motor Hot Tuner Challenge, Tunehouse was definitely an underdog.
But as is usually the case, it’s the underdog that bites the hardest. The August issue of Motor Magazine featured a full rundown on the proceedings and included some interesting quotes from the test drivers.
“This is how it should come from the factory. The chassis and engine work complement each other so we’re not seeing one thing that’s dominant in the car, it’s that overall package.” – Warren Luff
“Because it hasn’t been turned into a tyre frier, you can really use the torque and drive it hard out of the corners to make it a really fun car. It’s a good driveable car that you could use as your every day car very easily.” – Warren Luff
The highlight of the feature was a full page interview with Jim himself. Talking about the Hot Tuner Challenge and the local performance industry Jim also explained why a particular Toyota 86 didn’t make it to the event this year.
“The THR-86 was the quickest 86 at last year’s World Time Attack Challenge and is the current record holder at Wakefield Park Raceway. Unfortunately its modifications have gone beyond this event.” – Jim Ghelis