Akamatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (赤松自動車株式会社, Akamatsu Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) often known simply as Akamatsu Motor or Akamatsu, is a Japanese large-scale engineering firm and automotive manufacturer based in Fukuoka, Japan, historically being a tools and weapons manufacturer, it moved to automotive manufacturing crude but reliable cars in the early 1950’s after World War II and is one of the oldest operating companies in Japan, having been founded in 1506 during the Sengoku Period. (citation needed)
Granted, a straight-six of the same size would have been even smoother and hence more befitting for its role as a premium executive car, but it’s still one of the best uses of the Chaser mod body I have ever seen.
2001 Akamatsu Solaris SRX; Built for the track, under the hood sits a 2.8L Twin Turbo V6 found in the Andromeda, but tuned to now output 330HP, if you’re looking for a raw sports car that will most likely try to kill you, and you don’t want to buy a Torrento Sunblade, this is the car for you.
The Solaris SXR looks like a proper rival to my 2nd gen Madison Ballista (specifically, the base model 500 GT - the more powerful 540 GTS may well be in a different league entirely), at least on paper. Anyway, how fast is it (both to 60 mph and the top end), how much does it cost, and how much does it weigh? Also, is it AWD or RWD? In any case, it looks like a 90s/00s JDM tuner car should, both inside and out.
I think you meant 0-100 km/h (which is roughly equivalent to 0-60 mph). Good enough for 2001, then, although it could be faster.
As for an explanation for that acceleration time: It may be that the Solaris SXR is quite heavy, which would blunt its acceleration somewhat - or it could be using the wrong tire type (medium instead of sports), or the trim shown has an automatic transmission instead of a manual, or some combination of all three.
That would make it a formidable competitor to any 2nd-gen Ballista, then. It would be even faster and better to drive, though, with a 6-speed manual transmission with a geared LSD. Even so, the Solaris SXR deserves a place on every contemporary sports car buyer’s shopping list.
1995-1999 Akamatsu Kobalt 1.8LX; This is about as generic as it gets, with a 1.8L i4 making 108hp and a 0-60 time of about 11 seconds, it isn’t fast in the slightest, but at least you can take comfort in the fact that you, the groceries and your bratty children are safe and sound in this tangerine orange flavoured shitbox.
…and for the carefree parent, (or person, I don’t really care.) the Kobalt 2.0ZX and 2.0ZX Coupe, now with 130HP, you might actually get the kids to school on time for once, and it’s 0-60 time is a whole second faster!
In the coupe, you don’t have children, you just wanna have some fun on a shoestring budget, that’s alright, because nobody likes whiny kids anyways. Without the kids, you can actually enjoy your car.
I really like this brand I must say. The Kobalt looks right for what it is, a 90s econo box, yet it has kind of a personality on its own, nice. Maybe the door handles feels a bit oversized though but other than that I actually like it.
2002 Akamatsu Solaris FRX-R5; Barely legal, but who cares when you got a 7 litre twin turbocharged V8 makin’ 900HP and almost 1000Nm of Torque under the hood. It’s still RWD, but now it’s wider and angrier than ever!
Fatter tires, new bumpers, shiny new rims and a wing you could hold a funeral on are really what makes this beast special, and that funeral? Prepare to be the one in the casket as this girl will try to kill you even more, maybe then you’ll remember to not trust that innocent smile so much.
2014 Akamatsu Accolade VI (40th Annivesary Edition) The newest generation of a long line of coupes and sedans with nothing but prowess and engineered turbo lag which will punch you straight in the gut as soon as you press your foot on the pedal. It won’t kill you, but it is fast, so watch out.
…and used here by the Salt Lake City P.D, the Accolade Hybrid, the first generation to use batteries, and the first to use batteries to catch criminals, good luck outrunning the feds now, because you won’t, the turbo lag is gone, but is instead replaced by a naturally aspirated V8 with 290HP, or the whisper quiet batteries with a 590km range for when the cops have to sneak up on you.