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Best-selling vehicles in SA

With the new year in full swing, we take a look at some of the top-selling vehicles in SA by segment for December 2017.

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This Rob Green-fettled Land Cruiser has close to 1000Nm

2018-02-14 15:00

Image: Motorpress

Johannesburg - The team at Rob Green Motorsport has given owners of Toyota's 79 Land Cruiser bakkie a big headache... hand over R180 000 and your bakkie will push out just over 270kW!

The 79 Land Cruiser bakkie, which is available with a mellow 4.5-litre turbodiesel with eight cylinders. And for agricultural executives in a hurry, Rob Green (RG) Motorsport has added a high-performance Stage Three to their existing aftermarket offerings on the big oilburner.

Farmers – or anyone for that matter – will appreciate a 273kW mountain of thrust accompanied by an equally prodigious 913Nm wedge of torque. Moving mountains just got a lot easier.

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Standard numbers on the 4.5-litre turbodiesel are 151kW and 430Nm and RGMotorsport has – as always – taken a holistic approach to adding 80% to the former and 112 percent to the latter.

The conversion boasts 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 1000Nm – it’ll stand up to serious abuse. Ensuring the pressurised fuel and air mix goes bang at the right time and in the correct proportions is a Unichip Uni-Q, the local-is-lekker engine management system.

Rob Green says: “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.”

All-in price on the conversion is R180 700, including a six-month, 20 000km warranty.

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