19 JUN 2012 - PAC Performance To Unveil Australia’s Fastest Mazda
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: - Tuesday June 19, 2012
PAC PERFORMANCE TO UNVEIL AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST MAZDA
Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, NSW.
Australian motorsport icons and rotary engine pioneers, Pac Performance, will tomorrow unveil their latest, state-of-the-art creation built to take on the very best in the world of drag racing.
The Pac Performance Mazda 6 SP will be Australia’s fastest Mazda, travelling from a standing start to in excess of 330km/h in around 6.5sec. Its 1600 horsepower Mazda 20B rotary engine is built in-house in their Sydney workshop and runs on pure alcohol (methanol). With its 5-speed manual transmission and full tube chassis design it will accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 1.3sec.
Pac Performance Crew Chief and Head Tuner, Rocky Rehayem, said that this car represents the pinnacle of rotary engine development anywhere in the world. “We’ve been building, tuning and developing the Mazda rotary engine for 21 years and this is the most technologically advanced car ever built.”
As the current Australian record holders in a number of categories as well as the record for the outright fastest rotary-powered vehicle, Pac Performance did, at one time, hold the outright world record. “With our last car, we ran the quarter mile in 6.58 seconds at around 330km/h and this held the world record for quite some time. Our overseas counterparts have since snatched that world record from us and we mean to bring it back to Australia,” Rocky explains. “This is definitely the car and team to do it.”
Rocky also says that the car is a testament to the quality and ingenuity of the Australian automotive aftermarket industry. “We couldn’t do what we do without our team and the help of great Australian companies like Turbosmart and Haltech. Their assistance as well as that of Garrett and Mazda Australia has been invaluable and has made this new car a reality.”
Rocky’s brother and driver of the Pac Performance Mazda 6 SP, George Rehayem, said that he was excited at the opportunity to get back behind the wheel. “I can’t wait to be back out there racing and entertaining the crowd! No one in the rotary world has ever had a car like this and no one on this team will rest until it’s running the way we want and taking the fight to our competition,” an obviously enthusiastic George exclaimed.
That competition is comprised of the world’s fastest Toyotas, Nissans and Mitsubishis in the Factory Xtreme category, a class of racing in which the Pac Performance team will be a force to be reckoned with.
The all-new Pac Performance Mazda 6 SP will be unveiled at Sydney Dragway this Wednesday the 20th of June 2012 at 2pm. Photo opportunities and interviews with the team will immediately follow a short ceremony and fire-up.
For all media enquiries, please contact Karen Rehayem – 0414 375 354