Hi Guys. Glad you liked the clip! It's well done hey? Just to clear up a point that does not sit well with some; 680 HP in 1992 spec is correct. As Dick has stated many a time before, the only thing FOMOCO (Ie standard) on the DJR cars was the bodyshell. The car in question (DJR#5) is a work of art and is all 1991 TAG McLaren technology, courtesy of the Shell connection. It absolutely bristles with innovations and makes our 1989 spec car (DJR#4) look like a bit of a dinosaur. I can appreciate that it is hard to comprehend 680 HP from what history has shown you in the BTCC and what a T4 can do. Your BTCC RS 500's raced against other RS500's and the odd M3, please understand that we had 3 years (1990, 91,92) of the R32 GTR destroying all comers,
so the RS500's evolved to stay competitive. CAMS, our Aussie FIA, let the RS500's have a shedload of freedoms, to keep up with the AWD monster. Amongst those freedoms was also a blind eye and probably a fair bit of NFI too, as the technology used by the top teams would have been bewildering to most scrutineers. Sadly, when you guys went to the 2L class, Gp A got REALLY interesting and evolved at a rate of knots. Without saying too much, F1 Turbo technology was freely available to the right teams, especially after the 1989 ban. DJR and their main benefactor Shell took the utmost advantage of this... F1 Turbo's + money no object fuel = 680HP. I hope this is clear enough and you guys can read between the lines a bit? To be frank, the HP figures are not what impresses me the most about these late build RS500's, it is how the chassis was developed to put the power down!! Cheers, Chris.