Tarzan Yamada is confirmed to drive the Car Mods Australia (CMA) / CUSCO WRX STI in the 2019 WTAC GCG Open Class! This means both Tarzan and Keiichi ‘Drift King’ Tsuchiya will be going head-to-head in competition!
Yamada is a two-time WTAC Pro Class Champion in the legendary Cyber Evo and brings a wealth of experience to the team who have prepared a very serious weapon and have made their intentions clear – They are not competing for a participation medal! A podium finish is the goal with the title of Australia’s fastest WRX also clearly in their cross hairs.
The CMA/CUSCO WRX has just had a complete overhaul and is now packing a very serious punch with 580kW (778HP) at all four wheels. The engine is a closed-deck sleeved 2.5 litre engine running maximum levels of boost, courtesy of a Garrett GTX 3584 Turbo and a full array of Turbosmart gear. This is fed through a paddle-shifted PPG 6 speed sequential transmission to a pair of Cusco diffs. All of this is controlled by a full Motec system.
Recent testing has proved extremely promising with an outright win at the Subinats at Phillip Island and a further shakedown at Queensland Raceway showing serious promise in the lead up to WTAC.
Tarzan Yamada is a veteran of WTAC having completed almost every year at Sydney Motorsport Park with the following teams:
2010 – Cyber Evo – Outright winner
2011 – Cyber Evo – Outright winner
2012 – Cyber Evo – DNF
2013 – NSX – 8th outright
2014 – Top Secret – 2nd GTR class
2015 – Revzone Evo – 2nd Open Class
2016 – Lightning GTR -11th Open Class
2018 – ex-Jun Auto 350Z – 15th Open Class
Watch the video below as Nev Scott from Car Mods Australia takes us through the car Tarzan will jump into this October!