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#12

The Riku no Kujira looks decent, but I don’t really see ‘Land whale’ being a very desirable car name… :joy:

As for the Sekken, I’d say that’s very good for Kei car economy though I’m not an expert on those cars.


#13

Continuing the tradition of having fast track-focused cars, Kasai built another hotlap hooligan in 2005.

Can be yours now for only $25,000.


#14

I know, but non-Japanese speaking consumers don’t really care about names they do not understand, do they? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#15

True, they probably see the Japanese writing and think “Ooh that’s very exotic isn’t it”


#16

Due to recent UE4 updates, all my cars have disappeared and 50% of them haven’t been properly photographed yet. So, here are some leftovers.

1987 Kasai Quero gen 1, dubbed by many as “Slowpoke”


1993 Kasai Quero S, a gen 1 facelift

1995 Kasai Ara FT250, with a new DOHC 2.5L inline-6 engine and a lot of BLOOOOOOOOOOB.


And finally, 2017 Kasai Inazuma featuring a 999cc engine extracted from a sports bike. Of course, it’s also turbocharged.


#17

Kasai wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018!

We will return with new vehicle designs effective January 2nd 2018. Stay tuned.


#18

2013 Kasai Mako

“It bites.”

This peculiar-looking coupe is the successor to the Unome. Named after the Mako Shark, it features a more powerful 750 hp turbocharged V10 DI engine, a pair of barely-legal headlights, and updated amenities such as more comfortable seats and GPS navigation system.

It meets all the government safety regulation systems, so it’s okay to register and legally drive one in roads. Just be wary of its ride height.


#19

In general, these designs aren’t the best looking, but some of them have impressive performance stats.


#20

Looking at mako I thought you went for the modern interpretation of 60s gt, but seeing taillights from a supra IM thinking it wasn’t deliberate, and more of a lucky shot tbh


#21

We allocate a lot more time and resources on the performance fine-tuning aspects rather than body styling. :laughing:

On a related news, we are also open for collaboration opportunities with other manufacturers!


#22

Monarch Motor Company would appreciate the opportunity to collaborate. Miguel


#23

That’s great news! We’re looking forward to work together later this week after the UE4 version addresses the broken import/export feature.


#24

Which is a reply that does not work in real life companies. While the car is being engineered the designers have more than 30 minutes to design a car, so they spend it well (usually). In Automation terms it just means “I was not bothered by the design”, which is strange, because the looks of the car are the main course on these forums, and the technical part is secondary, or in other words - you’re trying to share things that are on their own barely registering on the “interest-o-meter” on these forums.

So far the best piece of design you’ve done is the Sekken, and that is the car I’m most interested in, since if I am not impressed by the looks of your sports cars, I’m not really interested in how they perform… and from the other side, the fact that your kei kar looks so nice makes me interested in a car segment I’d never even bother with (Kei cars). The looks are everything. Unless you’re going all out on your engineering skills and are going to run a sub 6:20 on the ring in lore. That bunch of hypercars - everybody knows and shows interest in… it also helps that they are all very individual and interesting to look at.


#25

The Kasai-tuned 1970 Monarch Mystery, featuring a brand new engine and completely rebuilt interior.


#26

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Wow I have abandoned this thread for this long

2016 GMBK Kasai.

Don’t ask what it stands for. No seriously, don’t.



Boring bits

Specifications

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2.7m
Length: 4.37m
Weight: 1589 kg
Weight distribution: 44% Front / 56% Rear

Engine
Engine name: 8KME-40XT
Displacement: 3983cc
Bore x Stroke: 86.0mm x 85.7mm
Engine weight: 221.5 kg
Power: 700hp @ 8200 RPM
Torque: 664 Nm @ 7100 RPM
Redline: 9000 RPM
Valves: 32 (4 valves per cylinder)
Aspiration: Twin-turbo, direct injection

Gearbox
Type: 6-speed transversal Dual Clutch
Differential type: eLSD (Electric)
Ratios:

  • 1st: 3.750:1
    2nd: 2.250:1
    3rd: 1.570:1
    4th: 1.180:1
    5th: 0.926:1
    6th: 0.750:1
    Final gear: 4.10:1

Chassis
Chassis type: Carbon fiber monocoque
Body panel: Aluminium
Suspension: Pushrod [F] / Pushrod [R]

Brakes
Type: Carbon ceramic vented disc [F] / Carbon ceramic vented disc [R]
Size: 365mm [F] / 315mm [R]
Calipers: 3-piston [F] / 2-piston [R]

Performance
Top speed: 300 km/h
0-100 km/h: 3.0 s
80-120 km/h: 1.5 s
1/4 mile: 10.74 s


#27


Coming soon-ish


#28

Front needs a bit of tweaking, but side and rear? Nailed it!
:drooling_face:


#29

Thank you for the kind words.


#30

jesus, that badge looks like an absolute pain in the ass. was it?


#31

1985 Kasai Premier A280

The Kasai A-type family of sedans has had a long history in Japan’s domestic market, dating as far back as 1964 with its A200 lineup. Catering towards the higher-end segment, Kasai built different trims of A-types meant to fill in various roles, ranging from luxury taxis to executive company vehicles.

In 1985, Kasai built a USDM-exclusive A280 which was equipped with a 2.8L V6 engine producing a maximum of 126 bhp and 147 lb.ft torque, option for turbocharging on higher trims, and 4-speed automatic transmission as a standard. Additionally, Kasai also made a ‘fleet’ version of the A280 Premier (base trim) meant for high mileage, low cost usage, featuring cloth interior, a tape player, an AM/FM radio system, and sealed beam headlights to differentiate it from the higher trim models.

Penetrating a skeptical market was never an easy task for any foreign marque, but the A280 eventually managed to find its niche and thrived in the premium segment. Motivated by the successful sales of the A280, Kasai then released 3.0L and 4.0L V8 AWD variant of the A-type further down its production line.


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