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#1

TSR Automotive is a company founded by 2 men, Ryo Eishi & Tomoyaki Takashiro. Tomoyaki’s father, Akira Takashiro loves cars. He runs a shop to service early Automobliles in the early 1900s. At 1909, Tomoyaki was born. Cars are his second nature. He loves cars so much but all that was destructed with the WWII. At 1939, Tomoyaki made engines for the war effort and at the end of WWII, he was rich. At 1949, he saw the market for cars and wanted in. So, he created TSR Automotive. TSR stands for TakaShiRo. So, they set up their first factory in Nara, Kansai prefecture, Japan. It was a small factory just like a workshop type of building. Tomo loves the deers there. He met Ryo for the first time and became best friend since then. Their mission is to make the best car for the money. With that in mind, the beginning isn’t as exactly planed as what they two have planed. They start with a very ambitious project, a grand tourer with heaps of power and comfortable. Seeing that the couple are very rich, they rolled out with their first model, the TSR Europa.

It is not really that successful as a package. But, they didn’t give up. They have made plenty of successful models over the years with some having a legendary status. TSR is now one of the largest Japanese car company in the world with 3 factories around the world which includes USA, Japan and Australia.


Here are all the current models (trims, starting price, pictures & optional extras are explained later). Download it to have a test drive:


Mainstream Range

  • TSR Kogarashi (3dr/5dr hatchback)
  • TSR Itakara (compact sedan)
  • TSR Kazuma (wagon)
  • TSR Fallwing (luxury/full-size sedan)

Utility Range

  • TSR Constructor (van)
  • TSR Felony (pick-up truck)
  • TSR Raider (luxury SUV)

Sports range

  • TSR Angel (sports coupe)
  • TSR Kansai (GT coupe/supersports coupe)
  • TSR Taikan (budget mid-engine supercar)
  • TSR Ultra (hypercar)

Kei Car Range


Soon to be revealed cars:

  • TSR Taikan (2nd gen)
  • TSR Kansai (5th hen)
  • TSR Ultra (3rd gen)
  • TSR XCross (1st gen)
  • TSR Natsukashi (1st gen)
  • TSR Itakara (4th gen)

If you want to test drive historic models, please PM us.


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Auto China 2018 (Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2018)
#2

The all-new redesigned TSR Fallwing
Coming to the 5th generation, the Fallwing has come a long way since the first generation is 1965. It is redesigned from the 4th generation after the facelift and this 5th generation will be new and available for 2019. It uses the same chassis as the TSR Itakara but enlarged with a wheelbase of 3.1 meters. Reveal will be at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019.

This is the LSport V12 trim.

There will be 8 trims available which includes Standard, Premium, LSport V8, Luxe, LSport V12, Luxor, Signature and Royale (MY20). Prices have not be confirmed yet. AWD is standard as well as active comfort suspension. Active sport suspension will only be available in both the LSport V8 trim and the LSport V12 trim. You can pre-order your TSR Fallwing now. Of course, it will have a diverse options from TSR Exclusive Individualization Manufacture. Or you can buy the Signature trim which adds 90% of the options from TSR Exclusive Individualization Manufacture. Anyways, that’s enough teasers. See you at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 for the full reveal! By the way, this is the prototype version…


#3

GOOD NEWS!


TSR Fallwing LSport V12

TSR Fallwing LSport V12 with the optional Performance Package

TSR is going to offer the new TSR Fallwing LSport V12 with a Performance Package that will cost an extra $9000. But, it’s worth it. Why?
Here’s why…
The Performance package will give you 665 HP (18 more horsepower than the normal 641 HP you’ll get in the LSport V12). You will also get Carbon Ceramic brakes, TSR Performance rims (available in Dark Flaked Grey too), stiffer springs, lowered active sport suspension and the Carbon Fibre Exterior package that will surely improve the looks of the car.


#4

Not that I would have done it any better myself so don’t take it wrong. But the whole car looks very modern and up to date, and somehow the front end does not fully match it, it’s a bit like if someone grafted a front end from a late 90s Ford Mondeo on a modern car… But other than that I don’t have any complaints…it looks right for what it is. :slight_smile:


#5

@Knugcab Precisely my thoughts!


#6

Thank you for your opinion! We’ll try to fix that when there is a facelift.


#7

This is a very attractive super sedan from most angles, but surely it does not deserve to have the front fascia from a 1996-99 Mondeo flipped upside-down? It’s definitely very fast, though, with its lusty V12, and should handle as if it were much lighter, thanks to clever tuning.


#8

The TSR Kansai
First launched in 2010, the TSR Kansai has been the halo car for TSR. The target is to defeat the Nissan GTR R35 with a lower price. $113000 is the price for the top of the line NR5 model with a 10% mark-up. It is still in production today. The TSR Kansai has a 3.0 litre V6 producing 536 HP to 683 HP (depending on the trim)


Trims (all +10% mark-up):
GT ($90000)
GT Premium ($93000)
GTR ($100500)
GTR Black Edition ($105000)
NR5 ($113000)
NR5 Carbon ($118000)
NR5EE ($120300)


Special features:

  1. The NR5 Carbon has a carbon hood and rear diffuser.
  2. The NR5EE (Enthusiast Edition) is only available with a manual transmission. Less than 200 are made.
  3. The GTR Black Edition is all blacked out with some carbon fibre accents.

#9

History of the TSR NR5 Performance Division


It started in 1994 when the NR5 started designing a car for the Le Mans. And in 1995, the car is finished. It is called the TSR Project LM.


TSR Project LM Team NR5

After its first victory, TSR decided to celebrate it by making a limited production car called the TSR Ultra.


1995 TSR Ultra Touring

1995 TSR Ultra NR5

1995 TSR Ultra NR5 N1

After that, they started working on the 1st gen TSR Itakara.


1995 TSR Itakara NR5

Then the 2nd gen Itakara.


2009 TSR Itakara

Now, the almost all the TSR models has the NR5 treatment.

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The cars are in order:
TSR Kogarashi NR5 (2nd gen)
TSR Itakara NR5 (3rd gen)
TSR Angel NR5
TSR Taikan NR5
TSR Kansai NR5


#10

The Kansai line has a much more modern appearance than the FallWing, but I fear that its 3-litre V6 will have massive lag when turbocharged all the way to nearly 700 horsepower. However, what’s never in doubt is that even the base trim is guaranteed to be very fast.

And the lime green paint you’ve chosen as the signature color for the NR5 trim definitely works well on all your current models - it reminds me of Jungle Green on the Series II VF Commodore for some reason. Speaking of which, the nose of the Itakara also reminds me of the VFII.


#11

The TSR Kansai Concept 2020


This is the TSR Kansai Concept 2020. For the first time, it uses a glued aluminium chassis. This is only the concept. Its final design will shine later. Look out for some design elements that will be in the production version. Make sure to come at the TSR Stand at the NYIAS car show.


#12

The 2018 TSR Raider
This is an SUV made by TSR. It is supposed to be a premium/luxury SUV that can be used for a family (only with the family trim). Here are the prices:



TSR Raider Standard (Twin Turbo V6)
Starting price: $46065

TSR Raider Premium (Twin Turbo V6)
Starting price: $53329

TSR Raider Family (Twin Turbo V6)
Starting price: $61333

TSR Raider XSport V6 (Twin Turbo V6)
Starting price: $67311

TSR Raider Luxor (Twin Turbo V8)
Starting price: $69385

TSR XSport V8 (Twin Turbo V8)
Starting price: $75001

TSR Raider Signature (Twin Turbo V8)
Starting price: $93999
The TSR Raider is available to buy now!


#13

The Raider is a premium SUV is bursting with presence… and power. But I still want more detailed specs on the Raider line. I want to find out how much power and torque both engines develop, along with the full set of performance figures for each trim.

Edit: Thank you for providing me with the details on the Raider range. But it should not have single-digit fuel economy, even though it’s a hulking full-size premium SUV.


#14

More info of the TSR Raider


Standard
5 Seats
Engine: Q6-37A (Twin-turbo V6 3.7 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
395HP
337lb/feet of torque
14.1 mpg


Premium
5 Seats
Engine: Q6-37A (Twin-turbo V6 3.7 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
422HP
364lb/feet of torque
15.1 mpg


Family
7 Seats
Engine: Q6-37A (Twin-turbo V6 3.7 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
395HP
337lb/feet of torque
14.1 mpg


XSport V6
5 Seats
Engine: Q6-37A (Twin-turbo V6 3.7 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
472HP
389lb/feet of torque
11.8 mpg


Luxor
5 Seats
Engine: H8-50A (Twin-turbo V8 5.0 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
418HP
538lb/feet of torque
7.9 mpg


XSport V8
5 Seats
Engine: H8-50A (Twin-turbo V8 5.0 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
502HP
562lb/feet of torque
7.9 mpg


Signature
4 Seats
Engine: H8-50B (Twin-turbo V8 5.0 litre DOHC VVT-AC)
434HP
543lb/feet of torque
7.8 mpg


#15

TSR TO FIX THE STYLING OF THE FALLWING


TSR found that their fans aren’t happy with how the new 2019 Fallwing looks, especially at the front. Production will be postponed until early 2019. Prices will also change. Engine is changed. Chassis is still going to be the same. Trim levels are still going to be the same with an added trim.


#16

TSR IS MAKING A HYPERCAR?


At a small city in Germany, there’s a mystrious looking hypercar. No way TSR is going to make a hypercar or do they? Here’s a photo of what seems to be a “prototype” of the TSR hypercar.


At the end of the TSR Ultra’s production line, TSR’s founder Ryo Eishi said that it’s not over yet. That gives a clue that the unfinished things that Ryo said might be that currently weird looking hypercar. More news will be coming soon…


#17

The history of the TSR Ultra


1966
1966, the Lamborghini Miura is born, Keika has their Keika I and TSR needs a mid-engine supercar to compete with. So, they design the 1966 TSR Ultra. Made from a space-frame chassis and a fibreglass body, the TSR Ultra is very light.


-MY67 TSR Ultra Competition

Soon after that, there is the 1966 Great Archanian Trek. TSR decides to compete. They thought they could use the 1965 Fallwing. But it’s too long and might get stuck on big rocks. So, TSR decided to use the Ultra. But not just any Ultra. They have to borrow a chassis of another truck and retrofitted the Ultra body onto it. The result, a 4x4 off-road monster with the same 3.2 litre all-aluminium V8 as the base model Ultra. Apparently by popular demand, TSR decided that they sell the Rally Safari Edition. Only 20 examples were only made.


-TSR Ultra Rally Safari Edition circa 1966


1995
At 1995, when they were tuning Honda NSXs and TSR Itakaras and won Le Mans, TSR and NR5 decided that they want to have their own NSX. So, they built one from the ground-up. Molding the NSX body by fibre-glass first and modify the looks, panels made of carbon fibre and NR5’s own bespoke chassis, are made of corrosion-resistant steel. Then, they design their own engine instead of using the NSX’s engine. It was an all-aluminium V8 with the code name B8-40A (for the Touring) and B8-40B (for the NR5) and just like that, the car is done. The NR5 N1 version is just a more track-focused version of the NR5 with stripped-down interior and higher downforce. They stopped production at the year 2000 with 1030 units made since 1995.


-TSR Ultra Touring


-TSR Ultra NR5


-TSR Ultra NR5 N1


New Hope
Since the death of the Ultra at 2000, there were rumors that TSR is going to make a hypercar. That hypercar might be the Ultra. So far, only a picture is taken of that car. There are only little information about this car. But its mission is to beat the world record of the highest top speed of any street-legal production car.


#18

The new 2018 TSR Urban Coupe


The new TSR Urban Coupe is a Sports Kei Car that is available in Japan for the 2018 model year and the world (except the US) for the 2019 model year. The JDM model, of course within the Kei Car regulation, has a 660cc Inline 3 engine producing 63HP (applies for all JDM trim).


-RS Trim shown in Gloss Black

Specs (only for Japanese models):





Pre-order deposit for the NR5 trim is $1000. Pre-order deposit for all trim for the 2019 model year is $700.
Visit our booth at Auto China 2018:


You can go test-drive the new 2018 TSR Urban Coupe. Just go to the OP and download one of the trims.


#19

2019 TSR Kansai Official Teaser


What do you think?


#20

The history of the TSR Kansai


1955 (1st generation)
TSR needed a GT car. They created the Kansai. It sold really well and enable them to get big profit with big mark-ups. At 1956, they started importing the Kansai to the US to see if it sells well in the US. With import taxes and other stuff, the car became expensive although still sellable. The car was ahead of it’s time using all wishbone suspension (front and rear) and a 4.8 litre DOHC (Dual Overhead Cam) V8. At 1957, TSR makes the SL Fallwing trim which is exclusively for the US.


-SL Fallwing trim shown circa 1957

Original review is here!
Original advertisement is here!


1960 (2nd generation)
The 2nd generation is also very popular. Although the front is weird, the rear makes up for it. It now utilizes a DOHC I6 instead of a V8. As expected, it sold well in the US and other countries.


-Luxor trim shown circa 1961

Original advertisement is here!


2000 (3rd generation)
TSR haven’t made the Kansai for 40 years since the first time the 2nd generation was launched. This one, the purist says is the worst and weirdest one. Normally, the older generations has RWD only. Well, this generation is FWD available with AWD for the 1st time. The base trim is an inline-4 with a V6 available in higher trim levels. The car’s design is very uninspiring. Some say the worst looking from all Kansai’s. Maybe because the design team only concentrated at the front rather than the back. Although quite competitive, this generation don’t sell well. At least for the first time, it came with an NR5 trim at 2002. Unfortunately, this generation is not a true GT car…


-RS trim shown circa 2001


2010 (4th generation)
TSR needs something to rival the Nissan GTR. It’s very fast and advanced. Well, they came out with the 4th generation Kansai. This time, no inline-4 and AWD comes as standard for the first time. Sales were improving. In 2017, the Enthusiast Edition was introduced featuring a Manual. Only for the NR5, it made sales increased by 5% only. Less than 200 Enthusiast Edition Kansai’s were made.


-NR5 Carbon trim shown


20XX (5th generation)
The year is unknown but the 5th generation is coming. Featuring a more aggresive design language and a different and more advanced V6. So far, only teasers were shown. As always, AWD as standard.


If you want to see the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Kansai, please contact (PM) us for a test drive. Unfortunately, the 4th generation is unavailable.


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