“I am a race car owner, and I have a passion for this sport.
The fact that the cars are built on a different platform, with a different engine, and different chassis, and so on, is a testament to that,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s too much to ask to have the same engine, chassis and engine power as the Ferrari 458 Speciale, which is a world-class car.”
While some might think the RACingCar is an expensive pursuit, Mr Muhlhaupt is confident that he and his team can be successful.
“It’s just not going to be for everyone,” he told the ABC.
“And if you’re looking for a racecar, then you’ll need a Ferrari 458.
It’s a bit of a gamble.
But we’ve got a very good team, and we’re confident we can do well in the market.”
Mr Muhler was born in the small town of Leamington Spa in Australia’s Northern Territory, and was raised in the local racing circuit, the Leamingtons.
He raced at Leamingston Spa in the 1990s before moving to Townsville, where he raced at the circuit from 2004 to 2010.
He moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2011 and worked as a driver in a Holden Commodore.
He has a history of making racing headlines, including the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, which saw him finish the first of three laps behind the No. 6 Ferrari 458 GT3, which was subsequently driven by James Moffat and Sebastian Vettel.
“The car is the car, and the cars can be built to do all sorts of different things, and that’s why we’ve built it so well,” Mr Muthlaupt said.
“But it’s still a Ferrari, it’s got that Ferrari spirit.”
The RAC car is built around a six-speed manual transmission.
Its twin-turbo V6 engine delivers 431kW of power, and is rated at 200kW peak torque.
“There’s no doubt it’s a big step up from a Ferrari or a Porsche, and it’s just a really great way to drive,” Mr Mackay said.
Mr Mackay is the owner of a number of brands, including a number the RCAF has raced.
“It’s not just a racing car, it also makes the car very quiet,” he added.
“If you’re driving the car down the track in an open car, the noise is going to cause a big problem.”
And when you do a big lap, you can get some pretty bad engine noises.
“We’re going to get into those situations quite a lot.”
The new Ferrari 458 Sport, a collaboration between Ferrari and Maranello, is set to arrive at the Queensland track in 2019.
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