Founded in the 1920s. Sankakkei was best known for there military use. They made aircrafts, ships and even railroad cars. in 1950s, they started to make a all-terrain vehicle for WW2. it was dominating the scene as well as the aircrafts that they made. later in the 1960s, they started making small coupes and sedan for the road., especially scooters! Sankakkei became Japan’s biggest car manufactures in the country. Who was responsible for the popularity? Yamauchi Sudo, CEO of Sankakkei Motors. Later in the 1980s, Sankakkei started to get into the rally scene and used there recent coupe, The Sankakkei Growrer, for the Group B Rally.
After when Group B got shutdown for how dangerous it was, Yamauchi Sudo was worried because he didn’t had any cars left that he would use for rallying. not until he had an idea. in 1991 Yamauchi decided to use one of his sedans which was the Sankakkei Emperor, to be used in the 1992 WRC. And surprisingly, it was a success. Thanks to the two litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive systems, this car was unstoppable. With all the wins it had, they decided to make a road-going version of the Emperor rally car. The Sankakkei Emperor Simulation. The Production started as the same year when they used the Emperor for the 1992 WRC. With many podiums they continued with their rally racing & the production through out the years, started from the Simulation I, then moved up to the Simulation II, Simulation III, Simulation IV, Simulation V, Simulation VI, Simulation VII, Simulation VIII, Simulation IX, & The final Simulation X. Sadly, they ended the Simulation line up in 2016 with the Final Edition for the Simulation X. Until then, we can remember the rally pedigree that those Simulation had.
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