Although a fairly low key event, the WTAC launch gave us a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some of this years heavy hitters. The cars were literally unloaded from their containers and put on display.

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Racing Royalty on display.

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The most notable car was Suzuki Under’s Scorch S15. Well not just the car, but how different it is to last years version. I think it has the same tail lights, the same steering wheel and the same sticker design. Look at that rear end!

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At first glance it looks about the same, but if you look it for more than a fraction of a second it’s apparent this car has undergone another massive evolution.

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Will these changes be enough to get Suzuki-san’s Scorch on top of the podium this year?

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Top Secret and HKS GTR’s look very evenly matched. It’ll be interesting to see these two Japanese Giants battle with their R35 Godzillas.

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Side by side these cars looks very evenly matched. With similar aero packages and horsepower.

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The launch wasn’t all about the imports though, Local stars Nick Kalis, Jason Naidoo, Dan Farquar and Chris Tiqui made an appearance with their Royal Purple Evo Squad.

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Good luck boys from the Speed Nation Team!_DSC1472

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As I left the launch a massive storm front approached. World Time Attack Challenge does have a history of bringing intense weather. We’ll take this storm as a sign of what’s to come this weekend.

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Story & Shots: Matthew Everingham