RGMotorsport is offering a tuning package for the Toyota 79 Land Cruiser bakkie that gives its 4.5-litre turbodiesel V8 some extra grunt.
Under normal circumstances the engine produces a maximum output of 151kW and 430Nm but the Randburg-based tuner has added a high-performance stage to its existing aftermarket offerings on the big oilburner, pushing the output to 273kW of power and 913Nm of torque.
The conversion includes the addition of a 76mm Techniflow exhaust system, fatter turbocharger, a substantially enlarged intercooler to keep intake air at a desirable temperature and an upgraded clutch assembly rated at 1 000Nm, according to RGMotorsport ‘it’ll stand up to serious abuse’. It has also adds its Unichip Uni-Q engine management system, and sets up the vehicle on a dynamometer.
Says Rob Green, founder of RGMotorsport: “The longer I’ve been in this game I’ve come to realise that more is, indeed, more! Our 181kW Stage One and 215kW Stage Two Land Cruiser V8 packages have already proved immensely popular with a clearly-defined buyer but the feedback was that they wanted extra grunt. We’ve obliged and the main difference to the S2 is a bespoke turbocharger rather than a hybridised standard one, and the inclusion of the bulletproof clutch.”
The cost of the conversion is R180 700 and it includes a six-month, 20 000 km warranty.