Tristan Opie’s BA Coyote Ute Build

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Reborn from the BA falcon this vehicle once was, Mr Opie and V-Sport have created a track machine that looks very sleepy from the outside.

Closer inspection reveals a full roll-cage, race seats, harnesses and all the major components you would expect from a dedicated track car.

A Brembo brake package up front provides all the stopping power Tristan needs, and fills out the Advan wheels very nicely.
Endless brake pads bring a touch of blue of the mix and work with the Brembo 2-piece discs to handle stopping duties.

A sabelt steering wheel, MoTeC dash and shift light complete the track cockpit, with an AP Racing pedal box down below that balances the brake system and gives Tristan maximum feel on the track. The floor-mounted AP pedal box replaces the OE brake system including ABS, and uses specifically sized master cylinders to keep everything in check. AP Racing brake fluid transmits braking power to the calipers.

We build AP Racing pedal boxes to order in-house, to suit your vehicle and application – contact us for a quote.

A perspex panel in the tray reveals the fuel system. This vehicle is built to look as nice as it performs.

Locking Aerocatch’s neatly secure the bonnet to make engine access easy at the track. Check out our wide range of Aerocatch products in the V-Sport store.

The BA XR8 that this car once was is now a memory, after the original BOSS 290 was developed into a twin-turbo, 1200hp tyre destroyer. Aiming for a more reasonable track vehicle, it was not long before the 5.0L Ford Coyote DOHC V8 found its way into the engine bay, courtesy of V-Sport.

Inspired by Tristan’s build? Contact us today to start the conversation!

2017-05-26T20:08:00+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Customer Builds & Inspiration|

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  1. Yacon Root August 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Great Site. Very much enjoyed looking through it.

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