Saminda and Maesima Collaboration Project is back - Saminda will be reviving the CZ5 to Japanese market but it will be a Maesima powered Sagitta
DETRIOT, US - Saminda Motor Co. and Maesima Motor Corporation have announced the return of it collaboration…sort of.
(Auxuras RXE and Sachiuri Sagitta unveiled their supposed new halo car in 2017 Detroit Auto Show)
On 2016, Saminda and Maesima have announced it collaboration on a halo car which was supposed to be a 4.0-liter V6 engine with 2 electric motors develop by Saminda while the chassis is by Maesima, the project was nearly going to be finished but due to Saminda recall scandal and going towards efficency, it has forced Saminda to scrap the project away.
That lead Maesima to develop their own Sagitta instead and it became a RWD with V8 powered engine
(2018 Sachiuri Sagitta)
The 2020 Saminda CZ5 will be build in Maesima North America plant at Alabama, which build the Sachiuri Sagitta and will be import to Japan market as the CZ5. Making it the first V8-powered Saminda since it was founded in 1950.
Nako Yashimita, project leader for the CZ5 said ‘‘Saminda President Yuko Nagoya wanted the CZ5 back after a 40 years absence, he says without the CZ5 there wouldn’t be what Saminda is today, he also added that he wanted it to be RWD and it can’t be forced induction, to retain the heritage’’
The idea from my boss of not having forced induction is a headache for me, our most powerful engine currently would be the CER Series which is a forced induction engine that is currently powering the Auxuras ITL Spec-V in North America, said Yashimita
I asked Nagoya how about a V8 powered engine, he actually approve and told me ‘‘Time have changed and we could change too’’, however, since we doesn’t make V8 engine, partnering with Maesima back would be the best solution since they built some of the best V8 engines out there, said Yashimita.
(1970 CZ5, Saminda first ‘‘Supercar’’)
The CZ5 is the first sport car bulit by Japanese automaker Saminda , today the CZ5 is one of the most iconic car that came out from Japan . Lead by the founder of Saminda , Kuro Saminda , when he was a little kid his dream is to bulit a car that stands out from everyone else , the CZ5 was a little dream from him that manages to became true. Today, the CZ5 have sold at auction for as much as US $1,000,000
Saminda only made 711 of these within 10 years , but this was the first car that proved Japan could compete with almost anyone when it comes to making advanced, fast, beautiful cars. The CZ5 boasted a 160-horsepower, dual overhead cam, 2.0-liter straight-four engine , a five-speed manual transmission , powering the rear wheel
Saminda ended the CZ5 in 1980.