High Noon Touge Challenge [FINAL REVIEW OUT]

Tokyo, One sunday evening in 1994.
An owner decided to snag a brand new Schnell N50 LSi off the lot. He modified the car, including the engine from a wrecked N60 And tuned the engine, giving it aftermarket parts, and a DOHC Swap, including a set of brand new fresh CWS Rims and sporting tires.

Unfortunately for him, his wife decided that his upcoming kids were arriving in a few months and needed a Kei car because his N50 had a 4.2 engine straight out of an N60 and the fact the car was not cheap to tax in the first place with the LSi package, making his taxes stupidly high and he needed to sell the car before more happened to his finances.

Modifications

Performance Intake
Long Tubular exhaust
CWS Alloys
Side Skirts
Low-profile? spoiler
Titanium exhaust (insert titanium song)
Hood Scoop
Schnell M42 4.2L Injected (N60 Engine)
DOHC Conversion
Front Bumper
And more, you’d just need to know. only if you could



Pics



Lore about the car

The N50 was the first iteration of the N-Series, given to sub-luxury cars and the N60, being a executive car being under a unrelated platform which shared parts but other than that, the N50 had a 3.0 I6 for the LSi trim. It was only available as a sedan.




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So you need a car for touge eh?
look no further than this modified Lance Mover.

Starting off life as a luxury cabover style minivan it has been modified into a road-going weapon, with fat semi-slicks, over 350hp, weight reduction and a general overhaul it will destroy your average 180sx, fast and functional is the name of the game.

making good use of its awd and large capacity it can even work as a support vehicle on the worst of off days, being able of carrying multiple engines and wheel-tire sets alongside a small crew.

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Python Type-S 1966

Displayed in Sunburst Yellow

Introducing the Python Motors Type-S, a lightweight mid-engined sports car with a motorbike size DOHC 1.0L inline 6 making 101hp at 8,600rpm, full aluminium block and head with triple weber carbs paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The Type-S was an extreme featherweight at only 670kg, albiet underpowered among the competition, it’s low weight and small wheelbase make it handle like a dream, as well as impressive figures such as a top speed of 146mph, and 0-62mph in 7.39s adding to the performance.

It came with a choice of 2 colours originally in 1966: Sunburst & Hokkaido Snow, and an array of three interior trims: Black, Beige and Chocolate.

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What role - if any - will laptime play? I currently have two builds - one is 4 sec faster, cheaper but has worse stats basically across the board. Both also make sense, I believe. So could the laptime make up for worse stats?

Zephorus Kigore 1994 Time Attack

276hp - 1200kgs - MR



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1990 F&S Seax GTS

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is anyone having issues with the track mod?

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Make sure you unzip it?

Yeah, I just dont know into what folder to put it in. I havent modded Beam since they changed the directories to comply with the new automation exporter.

Oh, it’s not a Beam mod. It’s an Automation track. There should be a folder called “Tracks” next to the folder where screenshots are saved, on Documents\My Games\Automation.
Putting the track in there will make it selectable on the Test track tab at the end of the designer.

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bruh, i’ve been trying to put the track into beam. Thx

1994 Aim Shrike SA 4BTD "Bateman Special"

Bateman Engineering’s owner, Rich Bateman, has long been seen as a bit of an otaku. Often taking his cars over here to Japan to test them on the touge and Shuto Expressway with various street racers, he never did anything expressly official, but just about everyone in the know knew what he was here for.

What makes this 1994 trip different, however, is the cars he’s brought along. Disguised development mules for the next Aim Group A monster and a heavily modified Starling are to be expected, but a Shrike 4BTD with something under the bonnet that’s distinctly not a smooth and powerful I6? That’s something more interesting.

It’s all very clandestine, of course, nothing the officials at Aim will ever find out about, but rumour has it that he’s brought the “Bateman Special” to Japan both to tear around the touge while he’s here, but also to sell to some up-and-comer who looks promising. Of course, that comes with a great deal of boasting about how this Aussie monster makes a massive 322kW going through all four wheels, giving it an insane 0-100 time of 5.1 seconds, all from his skills in tuning (a '93 version of) an engine from the late 70’s, and the racing tyres and suspension make it handle like a dream, and how removing the back seats to save weight is actually good because it makes spare parts storage easier etc etc.

Who knows how accurate any of the boasts are, but it’s certainly interesting and it does seem quick, so hey, it might be worth having a look out for it and its driver, probably “cruising” (going sideways) down a touge blasting TRF.

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Do service costs matter or can they be sky-high?

There is nothing in the rules or gradings about it. Probably since the owners know how to work on the cars.

Montebianco 44-300* V6 Pista Evoluzione

Speed. Handling. Comfort. Pick all three.

The Pista Evoluzione was Montebianco’s second special homologation model for their 4-series for 1990s Class 1 racing. The Pista Evoluzione came out late in the model’s lifespan to keep up with the escalation of homologation specials from other manufacturers in Class 1 motorsport.

To keep pace, Montebianco had to cram all the latest tech into the engine and the car’s assistance systems so that they could use the same technology for their actual race cars. As common for Montebianco’s performance models, the Pista Evoluzione was only available in Montebianco’s signature white from the factory.

This entry here has been further customised for Touge events by the owner with ultra-wide racing tyres, a special short-ratio gearbox and a further uprated engine and exhaust system (bringing power output closer to 320 hp) as well as brakes to cope with all of this. As the owner enjoys the car’s sleeper status (except for the sound), the exterior is otherwise unmodified.

Montebianco. Peak performance.

In Montebianco’s naming scheme, the first digit indicates the model, the second indicates the generation, and the digits after the dash indicate the (stock) horsepower.

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1991 Sakura BM310 "はぶ 習慣"

Habu Customs presents the most extreme, and not official in any circumstance version of the BM310 ever. The original, and most defining part of the BM310, the 3.1L Boxer 6 situated in the middle of the car, has been kept without forced induction, but pushed to 336hp, mated to a custom 5 speed manual and fed to the rear wheels.

A fully custom bodykit was also installed upon the car, with new front bumper, dual stage aero wings, and JGTC inspired engine intake mounted on the roof. The car is glazed in the distinct Loach Blue of the company, and tinged with strokes of Gourami Yellow. The wheels are HABU designed and forged 6 spokes, finished in HABU Bronze, and capped with more strokes of Gourami yellow.

The Interior is devoid of any creature comforts, with bare metal and a single seat. Just a few gauges left for use, and a light. HABU cannot guarantee that the car is street legal, but it is able to drive.

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1993 Hjord 350 RS 'Touge Modified’

‘Meet me by the coffee shop, under the overpass. I think I got the car you’re looking for. :)’

…Is what he said, word for word. I’ve known Takahiro for a long time now, but he’s always had a bit of a reputation as a prankster, and all over easy-going guy. Maybe even too easy-going.

I sighed, I told him I wanted to join a touge club as a change of pace, and intentionally omitted details. For all I know, he’s going to rock up here with a souped up family sedan.

Oh boy, was I in for a surprise…

“Tada! Isn’t this a great first impression for your first day for the club?” Takahiro exclaimed.

“This doesn’t even have the proper plates. Is this even legal?”

“Semantics.” He waved my question away, “Besides, when you’re going downhill at proper speeds, and you got caught, you probably deserved it.”

“So what exactly is this, this doesn’t look like something that was sold here…” I asked.

“This… is a 350 RS,” He said with dramatic flair, “and yeah, they don’t sell these here, this one was imported for, I think, the same reason as yours.”

“To get caught and face lifetime behind jail?” I quipped.

“No, silly, to go racing. Trouble is, the owner is currently facing some… issues. Wanted it off his hands. That’s where I come in.”

Takahiro continued, “He may be stupid, but he’s not slow, before he brought it over, he had the engine built, bored out the 3 liter V6 to 3.6, forged everything and of course, the coveted factory ITBs. Last we checked, its making close to 400hp at the crank. The wheels, tires, and bodykit was my idea.”

He patted me in the back. “It’s not a car if we’re just gonna stare at it. I call shotgun?”

“Before that, how much is this gonna set me back?” I asked

He laughed, “As expected of you, 39000 USD, my guy.”

“What??” Takahiro asked.

“How much is that in Yen?”

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about 4.4 million Yen, for anyone interested

Yea, I was alluding to that, I wanted to add the detail that the protag was half ready to live on the streets, but I wanted to get to it XD


IMOS PRESENTS: OUR IDEA OF THE IP COMMUTER

Using only parts from IMOS (IP MOtorSports), you can transform the driving machine that your IP Commuter 2000 GTX already is to this little bomb! The car on the picture is built from a bone stock 1994 Commuter GTX in “Grape pearl”, only by using parts from our catalog, which includes, for example:
Engine block bored to 2.1 litres, using forged flat pistons.
IMOS cylinder head with better flowing ports and enlarged valves.
IMOS stage 2 exhaust header with IMOS sports exhaust system
IMOS air filter box and intake manifold with larger capacity injectors
IMOS big brake kit
Fujisaki low profile semi slicks on 16 inch IMOS lightweight split wheels.
IMOS road holding kit with lowering springs
IMOS graphics

After all, we were the ones that built your car, so who knows better than us what it needs to go faster?

(Flat top pistons and IMOS cylinder head means that the engine needs 98 octane fuel. Some parts on the car shown, for example the semi slick tyres, may not be street legal. Factory warranties are void if the car is used in any kind of motorsports. Always drive safely and obey the traffic regulations.)

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