Splash Rinkai Magari Time Attack '20
With the experience gained from tuning multiple Mizuiro models under their belts, the Splash tuning outfit began their most ambitious project to date—a silhouette car geared towards all-out performance in corners. Using the tiny Rinkai Magari (曲がり; curve) kei car as a base and a custom carbon fibre tub as a starting point, the car's body panels were painstakingly constructed from carbon fibre over the course of almost two weeks. Aluminum subframes made from scratch allowed the Splash team to use existing double-wishbone suspension from another car, and the convertible top on the original Magari was emulated by a fixed unpainted carbon top. A list of aerodynamic components, consisting of dive planes, an undertray with a rear diffuser, two wings, and other aerodynamic improvements completed the package. Only the lights were carried over from the stock Magari.
Since such downforce was likely to impact the car’s top speed, and excessive turbocharger lag would undoubtedly affect acceleration, the decision was made to use a custom 2.4-litre DOHC inline-six dubbed the “Splash Six”. Feeding it was a single turbocharger protruding from the hood, with a fine mesh screen directly in front of the compressor serving as a rudimentary filter; directly behind it was a short, upturned exhaust that all but negated any possible flow problems past the turbine. This unique powerplant, the majority of which was machined from aluminum and steel billets, produced in excess of 447 kW (600 hp), helping the car accelerate to 100 kph (62 mph) in a mere 2.2 seconds.
The custom Splash Magari would set a test track lap time of 1 minute and 42.86 seconds on Fujisaki semi-slick tires, and was capable of pulling 1.9 g in high-speed turns. It ultimately fulfilled Splash’s goal of creating a no-holds-barred cornering machine, one where few expenses were spared.
Magari Time Attack
455 kW (611 hp) @ 7700 RPM
602 Nm (444 ft-lb) @ 6600 RPM
702 kg (1548 lb)
Weight Distribution Front/Rear
N/A (development and production cost approx. ¥75,497,496/unit)