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Python Motors

Passionate Spirit. 情熱的な精神.

History & Lore

Python Motors (est. 1960) are a boutique sports car manufacturer based in Japan (Origins from Karuizawa, Kitasaku District, Nagano, Japan. Post 2000: Higashihirai, Fujioka, Gunma District new HQ), which produced light-weight sports cars from 1966 until 1991 when they went bankrupt.

Formed by Daisuke Oda & Kōji Oshiro in 1960, their goal was to produce a lightweight sports car that could beat the leaders of the auto industry in Japan at the time, and come 1966 their first car was realised: The Python Type-S.


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Python Motors

Passionate Spirit. 情熱的な精神.

Hierarchy

Guidelines:

• Sport {S}
• Sports Premium {P}
• Race Specification (RS)
• Spirit Regulus {SR}
• Archetype Regulus {AR}

1960s - 20XXs


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Type-S 1966

In 1960, Python Motors began working on their first car, the Type-S; A lightweight sports car with a small DOHC 1.0L inline 6 engine making 102hp at 8,100rpm with a 9,000rpm redline, aluminium heads and triple weber carbs paired to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The Type-S was an extreme featherweight at only 749kg, giving it an impressive top speed of 146mph, and 0-62mph in 8.82s. It may have been underpowered with the competition, but the weight helped make it a pure driver’s car with only sports and racing in mind. In 1967 with the success of the car, a targa top model was produced.

It came with a choice of 2 colours originally in 1966: Sunburst & Hokkaido Snow. With the introduction of the targa model in 1967, Burning Red was offered.

Later in 1976, a one-off colour was produced called Crisp Orange specifically for the final few end of production Type-S models.

Type-S 1972

Later in 1972, the Type-S got revised further, now with mechanical fuel injection, alloy wheels, semi-clad undertray and gas-mono tube suspension. The power of mechanical fuel injection made it more cost-effective as well as better economically and performance wise, with a 7hp boost helping cut 0-62mph down to 7.99s and a 149mph top speed.

In 1976, it further got updated with new colours, a boost to performance, fully clad undertray and sportier 15 inch magnesium alloy wheels. It was now able to hit 155mph, and 0-62mph of 7.86s. Additional colours and blacked out wheels were optional for the final Type-S of this generation.

Specifications

Python Type-S '66

Chassis: Steel Monocoque with Aluminium panels (749.2kg)
Drivetrain: Mid Longitudinal RWD
Gearbox: 4 Gear Manual
Suspension: Double Wishbone ( F ) / Double Wishbone ( R ) Progressive Twin-Tube with Passive Sway Bars
Engine: Cast Iron with Aluminum head 1.0L Inline 6 24-Valve DOHC producing 102hp @ 8,100RPM & 68.7lb-ft 7,200RPM
Economy: 21.9mpg combined (18.0mpg City and 25.8mpg Motorway)
Performance: 0-62mph in 8.82s & 146mph top speed
Wheels: 14 inch Steel rims on radial sports tyres (P205/65R14 96V)
Brakes: 245mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper front & 245mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper rear
Exterior layout & Interior: 2 door coupe - Basic 2 Seater & Basic AM Radio Entertainment
Price: For sale starting at 83,779.00jpy in '66

Python Type-S '72

Chassis: Steel Monocoque with Aluminium panels (740.7kg)
Drivetrain: Mid Longitudinal RWD
Gearbox: 5 Gear Manual
Suspension: Double Wishbone ( F ) / Double Wishbone ( R ) Progressive Gas Mono-Tube with Passive Sway Bars
Engine: Cast Iron with Aluminum head 1.0L Inline 6 24-Valve DOHC producing 109hp @ 8,400RPM & 71.62b-ft 7,400RPM
Economy: 25.3mpg combined (20.5mpg City and 30.0mpg Motorway)
Performance: 0-62mph in 7.99s & 149mph top speed
Wheels: 15 inch Magnesium rims on radial sports tyres (P215/55R15 94Z)
Brakes: 245mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper front & 245mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper rear
Exterior layout & Interior: 2 door coupe - Basic 2 Seater & Basic AM Radio Entertainment
Price: For sale starting at 85,779.00jpy in '72

Python Type-S '76

Chassis: Steel Monocoque with Aluminium panels (734.5kg)
Drivetrain: Mid Longitudinal RWD
Gearbox: 5 Gear Manual
Suspension: Double Wishbone ( F ) / Double Wishbone ( R ) Progressive Gas Mono-Tube with Passive Sway Bars
Engine: Cast Iron with Aluminum head 1.0L Inline 6 24-Valve DOHC producing 109hp @ 8,400RPM & 70.63b-ft 7,500RPM
Economy: 27mpg combined (21.7mpg City and 32.2mpg Motorway)
Performance: 0-62mph in 7.99s & 149mph top speed
Wheels: 15 inch Magnesium rims on radial sports tyres (P215/55R15 94Z)
Brakes: 240mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper front & 240mm Solid Disk 1 Piston Caliper rear
Exterior layout & Interior: 2 door coupe - Basic 2 Seater & Basic AM Radio Entertainment
Price: For sale starting at 89,999.00jpy in '76


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I have a mighty need for a Beam export of the '76 facelift.