Zenshi Grandea GTR SV2 (11th Generation, XZG801) '18
The 11th generation Grandea, which debuted in the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, was met with a mixed reaction with the general public in Japan notablly due to it’s appearance, creating a divide amongst the fanbase, especially with the GTR trim. Zenshi, while they knew change can be overwhelming for many, was still concerned about the reactions from the public, and decided to revamp the looks of the GTR for the 2018 model year (2019 in US) to see how it goes from there, in hopes of unifying the fanbase once more. The redesign, created by Masahiro Takahashi and Tadashi Uta (designer of the 2017 Pike and SF), shows more spirit and expression with hints of the Shinka design.
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the first Grandea GTR to have this change is the returning SV2 (Special Vehicle 2) model, which was a model that was co-developed by Genki Team Racing’s Kiel Larsson in 1998 as a car that performs as a mixture of both a track monster and a grand tourer. The SV1, which was created in 1994 with Miyoko Sakurai as a sole track machine, bearing a lack or rear seats and other items, transformed into the GTR/A in 1998.
The engine for the SV2 is a brand-new motor created specifically for the GTR: the IA36-GDAT. The 3.6L Turbocharged Inline-6 makes 600 HP and 535 lb-ft of torque, which was a rather major upgrade to the LZ4-ACE’s 530 HP and 500 lb-ft, and is mated to a 6-Speed Manual. The AWD layout the GTR SV2 has utilizes a 40/60 torque distribution ratio, compared to the former’s 30/70, which allows the car to be controlled better around a track and at launch, hitting 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds.
The IA36 is set to be the standard engine for the Grandea GTR as of the 2018 model year onwards with no planned future replacement.
Inside, the Grandea GTR SV2 is given full leather treatment to the seats and armrests, which makes it slightly more comfortable to drive in, especially when taken to long trips. The touchscreen is replaced with a larger 8 inch unit co-developed with Fujitsu, which featured expanded telemetry features as well as an enhanced D-ACT system. Nakamichi audio is standard on the SV2 as well.
While it can be considered a little softer and tamer than a regular GTR, it still isn’t a car to be taken lightly, as it is capable of hitting over 320 KM/H.
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Chassis Code: IAZG801
Weight: 1775 kg
Power: 600 HP @ 6800 RPM
Torque: 535 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed AvanTech
0-100 km/h: 2.9s
80-120 km/h: 1.9s
Top Speed: 323 KM/H
Fuel Economy: (Ci/Co/HW)
Starting from ¥9,133,595 (~$83,700)