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Hey Everyone! Well what can I say, if you are not Australian you may not have heard of this car. Therefore this is my tribute to it. This is a legendary car, simply because it represents the dream. The dream of buying a race ready fast car from the dealership floor, driving to a race track and potentially winning a national race! Of course these days that is impossible to do, therefore this car will remain in our hearts forever more. I won't go into huge details about the history of this car at the race track, but here are some quick facts about the car. With the rev limiter disabled it was capable of 250 kilometers per hour (160 mph) and would pull 7,000+ rpm in 4th gear 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 (5.763 litre) Power (DIN): 224kW (300bhp) @ 5400rpm Torque (DIN:) 515Nm (380lb-ft) @ 3400rpm Weight: 1325kg (manual) 1415kg (auto) As for my Technic version, well I have been building this on/off now for about 9 months and ran out of orange pieces because 2 orders went missing. Features: 4 speed manual gearbox Independent front and live axle rear suspension Open-able doors, boot (trunk) and bonnet (hood) 2X XL motors for drive 1x Servo for steering 46cm x 20cm x 15cm 2.046kg I was keen to have a 4 speed manual gearbox just like the real thing and thought this would be a good opportunity to try it out. It turned out to be a real pain, mostly because the gearbox is off center and had to find a creative solution, which took 6 version from the ground up to achieve. The result was a very strong chassis, but at a cost of weight obviously. If any of you can remember, I started the body work first, which had its pros and cons HAHA. I'm quite happy with how it turned out and will try that technique again in the future. I enjoyed detailing the car too with a fairly realistic engine and dashboard attempt. I didn't go overboard as I prefer a suggestion of detail and was constantly worried about weight. I was disappointed with how much power is lost thought gearboxes and drive trains, and had to drop the gearing to save the XL's from stalling. Comparing this car to my hot rod, I thought it would be a bit slower, because of the smaller wheels and efficiency of the gearing. In the end I'm very happy how it turned out and feel I made a solid attempt at capturing the Aussie beast. Any comments or questions are welcome, and hope you enjoy the video, hehehe. :tongue: Please take a moment to sign in, sub, comment and rate my video! It has taken many months of animation, editing and swearing to make.
Hi Guys, been a while! Just thought I would drop a quick line letting anyone know that instructions are available for my GTHO, only 4.5 years after I first started building! hahaha. I have received a lot of enquirers about the instructions and its those people that keep me at it, through to completion. Please check out Rebrickable. :) Now I can finally start on something new! YAY ;P