XForce Exhaust’s technical partners Tekno Performance continue uphold their reputation as one of the leading performance workshops in Australia as they release their latest VFII Commodore build pack featuring Stage a 1 400kw PowerPack, XForce’s latest 7-series Engine-Back System and lots more!
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TEKNO latest VFII Commodore build:
Stage 1 400kw PowerPack which includes TEKNO OTR Intake, XForce Performance Exhaust 1/7/8″ extractors with high flow cats, twin 2.5″ stainless exhaust system with adjustable Varex rear mufflers
TEKNO body height adjustable coilovers with 24 points of bump/rebound adjustment
Front brake upgrade including Brembo 4 piston calipers with performance pads and slotted DBA rotors front and rear
20 inch staggered wheel and tyre package
Exterior blackout including front upper and lower grille surrounds, DRL surrounds and side vents
TEKNO VFII bonnet stripes, full roof wrap and rear spoiler top in matte black vinyl
TEKNO Leather and Alcantara Interior retrim featuring GTS style front seats and optional cross stitching
The consistent performance of the Darrell Lea STIX squad to date has continued on at Hidden Valley Raceway as driver Will Davison recorded two 4th place finishes. Davison survived an action-packed Sunday race to accumulate 240 valuable championship points across the weekend which was good enough for second overall for the round.
The 2.87km Hidden Valley Circuit is notorious for its extreme temperatures and a place where you can easily overheat your tyres. Following on from our recent test day at Queensland Raceway, Friday’s practice session at Darwin saw the #19 Darrell Lea STIX Commodore sponsored by XFORCE running on used tyres for the majority of the day and fine tuning its race trim.
“It’s unusual we have to way we have to tune the car for this track. It’s got quite a lot of grip but as we knew from last year the car always turns well and creates quite a bit of oversteer.
“We’re tuning quite different to normal but quite easy to drive at the moment, I’m enjoying it out there at the moment.
“At the moment we’re going for rear grip, so we’ve got really good traction in the car it’s just in that mid phase of the corner when we’re trying to attack, the rears a little sketchy,” said Will during Practice 1.
Qualifying for Race 12 kicked off Saturday as Will Davison qualified 3rd, just 0.07 off the front row.
“It was good. An unusual session, obviously the cloud cover early, I think I saw Shane [van Gisbergen] go straight out and I had a feeling he was going for the cloud cover. I was pretty confident after yesterday [Practice 2], we were well down the order but I didn’t get a lap on the new tyre. So I knew we were there or there abouts but that’s a nice pleasant surprise.
“All night I was just wondering what I would have done on a new tyre and I didn’t quite have that answer. Good solid run and I knew in race conditions yesterday it felt great, I was just a bit unsure about the quali.” exclaimed Will Davison.
After starting off the second row Will Davison pitted from the lead on lap 15 to re-join in P3 but unfortunately slipped back a position to take the chequered flag in P4 in Race 12.
A slight hiccup in qualifying for Race 13 proved to be costly for Will Davison as he could only manage to be 12th fastest in the session and falling short of the cut off for the Top 10 Shootout.
“Bummed to miss the Top 10 Shootout, we ended up 12th. Saved a set of tyres for the shootout but unfortunately didn’t nail last run. Long race ahead, looking to move forward.” said Will Davison.
After starting out of P12 Davison stormed off the line in Race 13 to pass 6 cars in the opening lap, however a safety car was deployed after carnage erupted on lap 1. Along with the entire field, Davison headed for the pit lane on lap 1 and was forced to double stack behind Craig Lowndes. The #19 Commodore slotted back in an angry mid-pack in P15.
The #19 continued to follow the #88 of Whincup for another 18 laps until engineer Geoff Slater made the call to bring Davison in on lap 28. The #19 eventually re-joined in P21 but was able to undercut the #88. As the rest of the field dived into the pit lane to take care of their required fuel drop, Davison moved up to P4.
In the mid-part of the race, Davison held off the hard charging Volvo of Scotty McLaughlin pulling away from the #33 until a safety car came late in the race to bunch the field together.
“He’s been trying to save the tyres as much as he can. We were a bit aggressive with the strategy but we’ll see how it plays out.” says engineer Geoff Slater
Davison attempted to close the gap to the #888 of Lowndes after the restart but was unable to make the pass, crossing the line in P4 for the second day in a row.
“Finally just two strong days back to back. Obviously we’d like to be on the podium, but listen I’m wrapped with that. Crazy race, I got such a good start, I got 12th to 6th on the start, obviously safety car queue which I was just shattered about.
“Pit lane stuff was a bit of a shambles so we kept the car clean and pitted with 39 to go. I thought wow this is brave but I was just buried in the pack, everything’s getting hot, pushing quick laps out and obviously under the pump with McLaughlin and Courtney. I just had to weather the storm and burn them out. My thing like yesterday gets better as the fuel comes off. It was a good finish, a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it.
“Another 4th today & 2nd overall for the round, quite a rewarding race. It threw it all at us but we fought to the finish. Great job by Tekno Autosports, good points, and the championship is wide open. All my thoughts are with Lee Holdsworth after his nasty hit. Not nice at all to see him in a bad way. Such a ripper guy, wishing you the quickest possible recovery mate.” said Will.
Will Davison currently sits in P6 with 1152 points after 13 races of the Championship.
The #19 Darrell Lea STIX Commodore hits the track for the next round of the Supercars Championship at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 on 8-10 July.
AmericanMuscle.com reviews our Varex Catback System to suit 2015-2016 Ford Mustang GT! The XForce Varex Catback Exhaust will allow you to change the level of loudness through the interior of your Mustang GT. This exhaust will produce a deep and aggressive exhaust note with a minimal amount of rasp.
See it in action in the video below:
Adjustable Sound. By installing a XForce Varex Catback Exhaust, you can dramatically change the sound of your S550 Mustang’s exhaust from a mellow street sound to a rich, throaty race car growl or anywhere between with just a push of a button. The XForce Varex Catback features electronically adjustable Varex performance mufflers. Close them when driving through a residential area to stay low key. Then open them up to let your coyote howl while cruising down the highway.
How It Works. Varex performance mufflers utilize a sophisticated internal electronic butterfly valve mechanism to direct the exhaust flow within the muffler. In the open position, the valve “uncorks” the exhaust flow allowing it to take the path of least resistance. The muffler then acts more like a straight-through muffler for a rich throaty race style exhaust note. In the closed position, the valve blocks the exhaust flow, forcing it through the chambered paths to produce a classic, mellow street friendly sound. This unique design is perfect for personalizing the power and sound levels of your Mustang to suit your own specific needs.
Stainless Steel Construction. This XForce Varex Catback Exhaust is manufactured from high quality 3″ diameter stainless steel tubing for superior durability and corrosion resistance. The System includes a mid-pipe resonator and features two adjustable chambered mufflers that end with massive 4.0″ diameter polished stainless steel tips. The exhaust tips exit in the stock location for impressive muscle car looks and sound.
Direct Bolt-On Installation. Engineered to be a direct upgrade replacement, this Varex Catback will easily bolt up to the factory piping without any modifications required for a straight forward installation. The control module that powers the butterfly valves can be plugged into your Mustang’s 12v accessory outlet for easy plug and play operation or permanently hard-wired to a 12v source – the choice is yours.
Application. This XForce Varex Catback Exhaust is designed as a direct fit bolt-on upgrade for the 2015 to 2016 GT Mustangs equipped with the DOHC Coyote 5.0L V8 engine.
Fitment: 2015 2016 Mustang GT
Part No: ES-FM15VMK-CBS
Now available from your local authorised XForce dealer. Click HEREto locate your nearest dealer.
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