Do you mind if I make a custom car out of a comet?
Funny that I’ve also have a comet on my line.
Do you mind if I make a custom car out of a comet?
Funny that I’ve also have a comet on my line.
Except that doesn’t tell the whole story. That only shows the categories that were used. They covered a full range of displacements to upwards of 5L…
“The FISA (FIA) mandated that forced induction engines (with a turbo or supercharger) would get a multiplication factor of 1.4 to calculate their “final” engine displacement figure. Meaning that, in example, a twin-charged Lancia Delta S4, although it had a 1759 cc engine, would get a final cc rating of 2463 cc. The adjusted figure was used to determine minimum weight requirements and maximal tire width for the particular model.
Race minimum weights;
~1000 cc = 590 kg (1300 lb)
1001~1299 cc = 675 kg (1490 lb)
1300 ~1599 cc = 750 kg (1650 lb)
1600~1999 cc = 820 kg (1810 lb)
2000~2499 cc = 890 kg (1960 lb)
2500~2999 cc = 960 kg (2115 lb)
3000~3999 cc = 1100 kg (2425 lb)
4000~4999 cc = 1235 kg (2725 lb)
5000+ cc = 1300 kg (2865 lb)
Maximal tire width combinations (for one side of the vehicle – staggered setups allowed);
~1000 cc = 16″
1001~1299 cc = 17″
1300 ~1599 cc = 18″
1600~1999 cc = 20″
2000~2999 cc = 22″
3000~3999 cc = 24″
4000~4999 cc = 26″
5000+ cc = 28″”
So… yeah. Take that!
I don’t mind. Its ok.
This is the new 2nd generation Mont Blanc. The 1st generation was in production until 2002. Then it goes through a 17 year hiatus. Now, the new Mont Blanc is revealed. If the Kansai was the sport-oriented GT car, then the Mont Blanc is the comfort-oriented GT car. And that is why they released the Mont Blanc. It was cheaper and less powerful than the Kansai, but more comfortable, luxurious, quiter, save more fuel and it’s cheaper. It also uses the new V8 that will be used in the 4th generation Fallwing. Of course, AWD is standard across all versions.
TSR Mont Blanc Style
Trims and prices
TSR Mont Blanc Smart
This is the base model eqiupped with the 5 litre V8 producing 402HP. It can do 25.7 mpg. The MSRP is $51861.
TSR Mont Blanc Style
This is the more powerful version of the Smart. It features the 19 inch chrome Matrix design rims and a more powerful version of the V8, now making 430HP. It can do 25.2 mpg. The MSRP is $55377.
TSR Mont Blanc GT
This is the sportier version of the Style. It now features the 19 inch 8-spoke magnesium rims finished in Metallic Gray, sports tires, a sportier tuned suspension, and a tuned version of the V8 now making 487HP. It can now do 24.2 mpg. The MSRP is $57239.
TSR Mont Blanc GTS
This is the sportiest version of the Mont Blanc. The V8 now produces 537HP. It can also do 25.1 mpg. It also features a lighter interior thanks to carbon fibre, active sport suspension and a reworked aerodynamics to give a better fuel economy, more downforce and reduced drag. Top speed is now increased to 190 mph. It can do 1.15 g. The MSRP is now $74609.
TSR Mont Blanc Elite
This is the Elite, the most luxurious version of the Mont Blanc and also the most expensive as of now. The interior is now hand-made and suspension is now softer to give better comfort. The steering is now switched to electric variable to give better comfort. The MSRP is now $75253.
The car will be on sale in early January. Thank you…
It is the beginning of the 90s and TSR needed a fun and affordable sports car for the family. So, they designed a car and in 1993, the Itakara came out. It has 3 engine options, the NA SOHC 2 litre I4, NA DOHC 2 litre I4 and a turbocharged DOHC 2 litre I4. The suspension is McPherson struts in the front and multi-link suspension in the back. The Itakara has many trim levels. Let us explain.
G - NA SOHC 2 litre I4
D - NA DOHC 2 litre I4
T - Turbocharged DOHC 2 litre I4, AWD standard (no need X)
Second letter and third letter
S - Tuned engine and suspension with alloy rims
X - All-wheel drive
Example: GSX - Tuned NA SOHC 2 litre I4 with tuned suspension and all-wheel drive with alloy rims
RS is not is not a combination of any of the letters mentioned. It means the sportiest and fastest Itakara with AWD.
This is the Itakara G. It is the base model. Equipped with an NA SOHC 2 litre I4 producing 116HP to the front wheels. These have steel rims only. When it was new, it’s price was $9292 without mark-up. That means that lots of young teenagers all around the world buy these cars and modify them.
This is the GS. It is the sportier variant of the G. It now has a sportier suspension, alloy wheels and the same engine but tuned to 138HP.
The D, DS, DX and DSX have their window trim gloss black. The D and DX have a 2 litre DOHC I4 producing 162HP. The DS and DSX have the same engine but tuned to 189HP.
The T and TS came standard with all-wheel drive. So, the letter X is not needed in the name. They both have gloss black roof and window trims. Both of them are turbocharged, hence the first letter is T. The T produces 236HP while the TS produces 253HP.
This is the ultimate first generation Itakara. In 1995, they wanted to go race in the Group A rally. They needed a good foundation to work on their Group A rally car. They created the RS. Only 2000 were ever made. They are the most sought after version of the Itakara. Due to the gentleman agreement in Japan, all of the JDM Itakara RS have a boost restrictor which limits the engine to 276HP. But, most people who bought them remove the boost restrictor for more power. Stock Itakara RS without the boost restrictor can produce 285HP.
The actual Group A rally car will be posted tomorrow. Stay tuned for more. Thank you.
If you want to try it for yourself, feel free to download it. Feel free to modify it as well!
G: TSR Itakara (IF1) - G.car (24.6 KB)
GS: TSR Itakara (IF1) - GS.car (27.3 KB)
GX: TSR Itakara (IF1) - GX.car (24.6 KB)
GSX: TSR Itakara (IF1) - GSX.car (27.3 KB)
D: TSR Itakara (IF1) - D.car (24.7 KB)
DS: TSR Itakara (IF1) - DS.car (27.3 KB)
DX: TSR Itakara (IF1) - DX.car (24.7 KB)
DSX: TSR Itakara (IF1) - DSX.car (27.3 KB)
T: TSR Itakara (IF1) - T.car (24.7 KB)
TS: TSR Itakara (IF1) - TS.car (27.3 KB)
RS: TSR Itakara (IF1) - RS.car (27.0 KB)
Proof? Rather crazy claim, although it looks the part!
The time will be revealed at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Stay tuned…
TSR wants to compete in the Group A rally with the Itakara. They asked NR5, one of the tuning companies that modified cars from TSR. They tuned it to 300HP, put rally tires, off-road skidtrays, soften the suspension, shorter gear ratios, stripped out the interior and more. The car proved to be very competitive. Its main rivals are the Subaru Impreza WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
This is the number 24 Team NR5 version sponsored by Turbo Turbochargers.
If you want to drive it, feel free!
TSR Itakara (IF1) - RS FIA Group A Rally Team NR5.car (42.0 KB)
The TSR Transporter is a cargo van. It can be converted to a truck because of its light truck monocoque chassis The first iteration of the Transporter was from 2015-2018. This is the pre-facelift version. There was 2 trim levels, the Standard and the Prestige. All Transporters come standard with AWD.
This is the Standard. It is equipped with steel rims with a hudcap on it. It is equipped with a naturally aspirated 3 litre V6 producing 244HP and 204 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. It is able to get 29.7 mpg. The interior is the usual standard with a basic infotainment system. The steering is electric variable for easier driving. The price is $19260 without mark-up.
This is the Prestige. It is equipped with alloy rims. The engine was tuned to 257HP and 208 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is now advanced automatic for easier driving. It can do 25.1 mpg. The infotainment system is now standard. The price is $21203 without mark-up.
The 2019MY is the facelifted version. Due to the new trim naming system, the Standard becomes Smart and the Prestige becomes Style. Due to the new design language, all trims feature gloss black window trim and the alloy Matrix design rims. Gloss colours for the body is now not available. The bumpers have been facelifted to improve its looks. The rear lights now have LED lights. The engine is now swapped to the new Turbocharged 3 litre V6 unit (NV6 Series). All of the trims now have the advanced automatic tranmission as standard.
NOTE THE NEW FRONT BUMPER
This is the Smart. The engine produces 253HP and 261 lb-ft of torque. It can do 33.5 mpg. The MSRP is $24571 with 20% mark-up. The towing capacity is 2053kg and the load capacity is 1400kg.
NOTE THE NEW LED REAR TAILLIGHTS.
This is the Style. The engine now produces 287HP and 333 lb-ft of torque. It can do 28.5 mpg. The differential is now electric. The MSRP is $28702 with 10% mark-up. The towing capacity is 2129kg and the load capacity is 1400kg.
For the first time ever, the Transporter now has the Passenger Fleet Van version. It designed to be used in airport shuttle services, taxis, etc. It can only be bought as a fleet vehicle. The rims are now steel to save money. It can seat 7 people. It can be bought for $23615 without mark-up.
If you want a passenger version of the van, the Premium Passenger Van is the only civillian version of the passenger van. It can also seat 7 comfortably due to the premium interior with premium infotainment system. It also has a sunroof. The Matrix wheels are now 19 inches.
If you want to try out the pre-facelift version, feel free to download it!
IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD THE FACELIFTED VERSION, GO TO THE OP.
That looks nearly perfect! Just the right amount of dated and industrial, but durable looks, but still very modern. And now for some reason I feel obliged to make a van. Question is, Farox or Hokuto lore?
Why not both?
The Itakara was selling well. They have accumulated enough money to design another car. TSR wanted a successor to the first generation Ultra. So, they started designing one in 1995. Development took 5 years until in 2000, the car was on sale. It is way faster than the NSX and competed against the top supercars of the early 2000s. The body panels are made from carbon-fiber. The chassis is also made of carbon fiber. All the suspensions are pushrod suspensions. The 2nd generation Ultra was in production for only one model year, 2000. It is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 5 litre V8 producing 724HP and 647 lb-ft of torque. The body is designed to be as streamlined as possible. A low-drag 200mph+ version was planned, but never got into production. The car was way ahead of its time. It has active aero, AWD and more goodies.
The front and rear view of the 2nd generation Ultra NR5
The 5 litre twin-turbocharged V8.
The Ultra can go 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and can do the quarter mile in 10.51 seconds. Its top speed is 185mph. It can do 1.17g of cornering. Its weight is 1394kg. This is one of the few times where a Japanese company go all out crazy. TSR only made 250 of these. They stopped production in late December 2000, but the NR5 division still produces it until 2005 and rebranded them as NR5 Ultra.
The most iconic part of the 2nd generation Ultra is this scoop. There are 3 of them, all next to each other. The middle one feeds air to the engine and radiator while the other 2 on the sides feed air to the intercooler. This is one of the things that differentiates the Ultra from others.
But, the Ultra legacy is not over yet. Expect a successor of this in the 2018 LA Auto Show…
Feel free to drive it around! Thank you…
TSR Ultra (UM2) - NR5.car (28.9 KB)
In 1995, the 2nd generation TSR Fallwing was born. The car has AWD as standard as well as a newly developed advanced automatic transmission. The chassis was corrosion-resistant steel with partial aluminium body panels. The wheelbase is 3.04 meters, making it a very long car at its time. The turbocharged all-aluminium V8 from the Mont Blanc was also used in the Fallwing. The Fallwing has a luxury CD player with full leather interior. It also has hydropneumatic springs for maximum comfort. Although reliability was fairly low, it still sold quite well. The sales made enough money for further development of the 2nd generation TSR Ultra. There are only 2 trim levels for the Fallwing, the Standard and the Bussiness. The price difference of these two trims when new are massive. Most people bought the Standard while the wealthy people bought the Bussiness.
This is the base model, the Standard.
This is the top-of-the-line model, the Bussiness. The interior is now hand-made.
The 2nd generation Fallwing was in production until 2005 when it got replaced by the 3rd generation Fallwing. And that’s all of the TSR models in the 90s. Stay tuned for the 2000s lore!
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Here we see a TSR racing around the Nurburgring. It looks very similar to the recently released TSR Tora that was released in the Mondial Paris Motor Show 2018 and you are right! But, this is the NR5 version. It also bears the Ultra name. Stay tuned in the 2018 LA Auto Show for the official time…
#recordbreaker #tsr #tsrtora #ultra #nr5 #nordschleife #thegreenhell #laautoshow #hype #staytuned
Do you mind if I make a targa version of your 2nd Gen Ultra? Swapped it with a 732hp 4.3L Boxer 6 Engine and softened the car a bit.
Goes to 219 MPH.
Absolutely! That looks so good! I love seing things like that.
We proudly revealed the mystery car. Go check it out! It is now revealed in the 2018 LA Auto Show. See you there!
I want to reserve a unit!
Sure! Just be sure to PM me so that I can confirm.