Alrighty, I don't want any hate, but I just want this to be some information out there for people who want to know and also an area to post up anything you know.
The new laws state that you can have a "Mildly Turbocharged vehicle"
Which means you can have a car that has no more than 125kw/tonne.
In saying this, you still NEED to apply for an exemption.
To figure out your kw/tonne, You divide your MAX "kw" performance as specified by the manufacturer by your vehicles curb weight. You then multiply by 1000.
For example, the S13 turbo:
curb weight: 1224kg
151kw/1224kg x 1000 = 123kw/tonne = P PLATE LEGAL
I did calculations, the s14 turbo and s15 turbo are both out of the game
I have a thing for r32's. So I did some calculations.
RB20DET = LEGAL!
So guys, looks like the government are actually using their heads now...Kind of.
So I put it to you, If you can think of any other cars which might fall under the 125kw/tonne category, do the calculations and post it up here. It would be interesting to see what qualifies for an exemption.
REMEMBER, Just because it comes under 125kw/tonne, DOES NOT MEAN that you can drive it on the streets straight away. You MUST apply for an exemption and be ACCEPTED!
Finally a p plate law that makes sense!
I guess this is to legalize vw polos and stuff.
You are eligible to apply for an exemption to drive a high-powered (performance) vehicle if you can prove that one of the following circumstances applies to you.
1.* Moderately-powered turbocharged or supercharged vehicle
You may apply for a certificate of exemption if the vehicle you wish to drive meets all of the following:
-has a turbocharged or supercharged engine that is not diesel powered
-has a power-to-weight ratio of not more than 125kW/t
-does not have any other features of a high-powered vehicle as outlined above.
The power-to-weight ratio means the ratio (expressed in kilowatts per tonne) calculated by dividing the carís maximum engine power in kilowatts by the kerb weight and multiplying the product of the division by 1000. For example, the power to weight ratio of a vehicle that has a maximum engine power of 195kW and a kerb weight of 1667kg would be calculated as follows: (195ų1667) ◊ 1000 = 117kW/tonne
Well Id need a second opinion on this. Someone who ACTUALLY knows, but apparently the Australian Delivered S14's and S15's don't come with ball bearing turbos, which bring them under 125kw/tonne. I cannot find figures on the SR20DET without the ball bearing turbo. So if someone could back this up, we may even be eligible to drive S14's and S15's