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Project Vehicles


PROJECT VEHICLE
JUN 14TH 2016

RANGER

Recently Harrop welcomed a new 4x4 addition to the performance fleet; the Aussie designed & developed Ford PX2 Ranger XLT. Straight from the factory in Thailand the Ranger offers great capability with its 3.2L Turbo Diesel and plenty of technology bells and whistles. As we all know, there is always scope for enhancements.The Harrop team got together to evaluate how we could apply our engineering skills to develop ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
DEC 7TH 2016

HSV GTO LSA

Harrop Performance Centre had the pleasure of carrying out a unique build for Kial on his immaculate VZ HSV GTO Coupe.  From HSV the car had a 297KW 6.0L LS2 engine and our goal was to replace the LS2 with a crate supercharged LSA engine, as found in the HSV Gen-F GTS. Many challenges were encountered during the conversion including bonnet clearance, wiring and intercooling packaging. We also enhance ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
MAR 2ND 2016

VF SS

The VF SS project has a clear and simple goal, to transform a stock VF SS through a structured upgrade pathway that represents great bang for buck. The upgrades have been measured using a combination of Harrop Dynapack Hub Dyne comparisons and ¼ mile drag results providing a real world benchmark of what can be achieved. With a focus to maintain all factory fitted luxuries and driveability - cruise to the track - rac ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
APR 13TH 2016

AMAROK

The growing popularity of 4x4 utes over the last 5 years couldn't be more evident than when German mega car company Volkswagen (VW) launched their Amarok to take advantage of the demand. Amarok seriously lifted the bar on all 4x4 Ute's for driving dynamics combined with off road ability. While not a runaway sales success when launched despite Dakar sponsorship for support vehicles and  winning num ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
MAR 3RD 2016

HILUX

It’s easy to understand the popularity of the Hilux with a high build quality from Toyota and strong reputation for reliability on the back of their unbreakable advertising campaigns. We get a lot of requests for more information on our development Harrop Hilux and how we make the most popular selling 4x4 even better at Harrop 4x4 Centre. With our performance pedigree our goal was to build a sport truck pa ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
MAR 23RD 2016

CORVETTE Z06

The exciting journey with our little red Corvette started back in July 2011 when visiting customers in Michigan. With our Hurricane Intake Manifold in development and the strong $AUD we sourced Project Wixom from Cauley Performance Automotive in West Bloomfield. A 2009 Z06 model with 14k miles the car was in great condition and after a blast around rural Michigan the deal was done.

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PROJECT VEHICLE
APR 12TH 2016

TOYOTA 86 | SUBARU BRZ | SCION FRS

Toyota took a new leap forward in the international tuner scene with the development of yet another classic, affordable, drivers car.  The FT86 is every drivers dream platform. Even in standard guise this future classic is a terrific car to drive, coming into its own on mountain or canyon roads, helped along with its rev happy 2.0L Flat Four configured engine, with a slick 6 speed manual transmission driv ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
APR 28TH 2016

GENF-R8

As 2012 came to a close there was a buzz about the upcoming release of the new VF Commodore and Gen-F HSV ranges. Many spoke about the top dog in this upcoming release being the all new, factory supercharged LSA GTS, but not as much attention was given to its little brother, the naturally aspirated LS3  powered Clubsport R8; We were about to change that.In early 2013 a stream of VF Commodores & Gen-F HSV mod ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
AUG 8TH 2016

MUSTANG

The release of the 2016 Ford Mustang S550 in factory right hand for the Australian market was the perfect opportunity for Harrop to develop an innovative new range of performance products, heroed by our TVS2300 Supercharger Kit.With a wealth of experience developing and supplying both OEM and Aftermarket performance systems, our team got straight to work, evaluating how we could apply our engineering skills to develo ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
FEB 24TH 2017

COLORADO

At the end of 2016 we welcomed the Holden RG Colorado to the fleet with its 2.8L diesel powertrain and affordable price tag making the booming dual cab market even more competitive. We set out to create another dual-cab capable of tackling the grittiest terrain in style, with equally comfortable manners for street driven use, while representing great value for our 4x4 enthusiast customers. Check out the artic ...

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PROJECT VEHICLE
MAR 27TH 2017

VE SS

Research and development programs for the global LS range of GM V8 engines in 2011 included a project build using our Holden VE SS (Pontiac G8 in the USA) that became a favourite with our diverse mix of followers.

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