16L Engine family
The 16L engine family is a family of 1596cc inline-four engines. The family has grown to become the most successful engine family in Fukorami history, selling over 3.5 million units. All engines have a cast-iron block for durability, and an aluminum head for lightness. The engine was featured in various models throughout the years, from the small Castra (Kyanpu) to the massive EO-44 Sightseer (African market only).
G - Performance head (4 valves per cylinder on engines pre-2000, bigport on engines post-2000)
P - 5 valve performance head
I - Multi point efi
C - Carburetted
T - Turbocharged
TT - Twin turbocharged
F - Fuel-efficiency tune
E - Emissions tune
H - Agressive cam profile
Z - Supercharged
U - Catalytic converter (only on engines made prior to 1990)
R - High rev engine
The most notable, and best-selling variant from the family was the 16L-PRI, the high-revving 20 valve fuel-injected variant of the 16L family. The variant was released in 1992. It made 165bhp, nothing to scoff at back in those days, especially since it was coming from a small and economical I4. The engine only weighed about 90 kilograms (just a shy under 200lbs). That's what made the powerplant so popular with the Touge racing community down in Kanto. The engine was reliable, and stood up to the performance upgrades people were throwing at them, some even managed to get over 400bhp out of them!
16L-PRI Engine on the Dyno
The engine was sold as an optional extra for S-110 chassis cars.
The oldest 16L engine variant. It was released in 1980. It was the standard engine for every single Fukorami vehicle under 1.6 tonnes throughout the 80s. The engine had a notoriously troublesome head. It would crack only after about 100k miles. Cast-iron heads were very popular aftermarket replacements. The engine only made about 78hp in the Japanese market, 72 in the EUDM, and a laughable 68hp in the USDM. The engine head issues were fixed in the engine's revision, the 16L-CF. The 16L-CF is considered to be the most reliable engine to date. A Fukorami Clarin with over 1,800,000 miles on the odometer was spotted in 1999. When questioned, the owner still said it's on the original engine. The reporters were floored. We've since acquired the car. It's being looked after and restored by our team of technicians. Expect to see it soon in the Centre.
Other 16L Variants16L-FI, 16L-GI, 16L-PI, 16L-GIH, 16L-PZ, 16L-GT, 16L-GZI, 16L-GRI, 16L-GTRI
With so much potential from a compact power plant, there would have been no shortage of specialists who would have queued up to buy one for their own use!
Fukorami M24 DC-54
Fukorami's first midship sports car. Original production ran from 1991 to 1999.
The car came in 5 bright colour options, of which Lava Red was the most popular.
Our 1993 M24 Rev1 being looked over by our team of experts before being sent off to the Fukorami Heritage Centre.
Our M24 with a mere 34,240 miles on the odometer was a top-spec model. It has the more desirable 1.6 litre twin cam 16 valve turbo i4, also known as the 16L-GTRI. The GTRI variant was paired with a stronger 5 gearbox, capable of handling over 350 lb-ft of torque. The engine produced 185hp when new and was capable of propelling the car to 60mph in under 7 seconds.
Looks like a mix of SW20 MR2 and NA1 NSX to me. But what does it look like from behind? And what were the other four exterior colors offered?