Zenshi Automotive Japan - ゼンシ

ZMD-designed parts are now available as an option for the 2017 Altrea in Japan.


Zenshi GT (7th Generation, XRZ47), 2010-2017 (2017 Facelift)

The redesigned 7th generation GT was introduced to public view under the GTZ prototype back in the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The base design was finally revealed just recently of April 2017 after many disputed design decisions until an unanimous one was decided.

Design-wise, not much was deviated for the front of the GT, which still clearly showcases the Shinka design. A leaner, more aggressive front is seen at first glance, letting the viewer know that this 2+2 boasts strong performance.

The rear is more rounded compared to before, and despite this, the GT still contains the styling found in it’s predecessors within the taillights.

For engine options, the 3.7L LZ7-RME inline-6 engine is carried over from the previous versions, with power rated at 310 HP. The 4.8L SA48GDA engine however, has been updated even further from last year’s update, now making 444 HP compared to 420 HP. Both have the option of either a 6-Speed Manual or the 6-Speed AvanTec.

Upper trim models of the GT feature a gauge cluster with a large digital display.


Chassis Code: LZRZ47, SARZ47
Weight: 1515-1628 kg

Engines: LZ7-RME 3.7L I6 DOHC, SA48GDA 4.8L V8 DOHC
Power: 310 HP @ 5800 RPM, 444 HP @ 6400 RPM
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 5800 RPM, 371 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed AvanTec optional
0-100 km/h: 6.2s, 4.4s
80-120 km/h: 3.7s, 2.7s
Top Speed: 252 km/h, 288 km/h

Fuel Economy: (Ci/Co/HW)
3.7 Manual: 22/24/28 MPG
3.7 AvanTec: 22/25/29 MPG
4.8 Manual: 18/21/25 MPG
4.8 AvanTec: 18/21/27 MPG

Japanese MSRP:
starting at ¥2,885,970 (~$26,640)


The 7th Generation GT is the car Zenshi will once again represent as themselves in the 2017-2018 Super GT season as the Zenshi Super GT.


That machine is quite a looker… I’d order a 4.8 Manual in Ramune Mica if I could! And on top of that, I’d have an Altrea in Hyper Flare Yellow as a daily driver to complement it nicely.

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Zenshi is projected to officially reveal the 2017 Kamata sports hatchback later on tonight in Japan. A brief history of the model will be presented before the reveal.



Really like what you’re going for with the 1st Gen design, but it feels a little plain to me. I reckon a few extra fixtures would really complete it

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I should have a better version of it actually, gotta find it first.

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I thought I found it, but this was actually the 1997 facelift, haha


Throughout its lifespan the Kamata has proven to be a hot hatch that dared to be different for the right reasons - and was all the better for it, which makes its brief hiatus all the more regrettable!

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Zenshi Masada (4th Generation, WH805L), 2017-

The 4th Generation Masada, just like the 5th Generation XGN55 Kamata, was revealed via livestream by Zenshi in their headquarters.

The WH805L Masada, just like previous generations, was created by Zenshi to have a station wagon with the prestigious looks of an Axia, with the roundabout spirit of the Grandea. Originally considered to be the wagon version of the Axia, as they share the same platform (SH and WH), it’s athleticism and adoption of the Grandea’s SM-AWS system made it truly nicknamed as the Grandea Wagon.

The base version of the Masada will come equipped with the 210 HP QS25-GDA 2.5L naturally aspirated I4. For higher trims, the 373 HP LZ3-ACE GDME 3.0L Turbocharged I6. The models will only be available with the 6-Speed AvanTech, but the CEO of Zenshi in stream has made it sure that if he sees that there is more demand present, he will allow the car to have a manual transmission option.

Despite being almost as large as the Axia, the Masada’s nimbleness is quite remarkable, with sharp handling and quick acceleration. With the 3.0L and SM-AWS, the Masada can hit 100 KM/H at 4.6 seconds.

Standard equipment include leather steering wheel, power adjustable driver’s seat, dual zone climate control, power folding mirrors, 6-Speed AvanTec transmission, adjustable folding/reclining 60/40 split rear passenger bench seat, full colour rear view camera, in-dash AIGCS system with D-ACT driving analysis program, and 8" touchscreen infotainment system. Optional equipment include leather upholstery, power heated and tilt/telescoptic steering wheel, power front row seating, tri-zone climate control, power tailgate, Nakamichi premium audio soundsystem, navigation services, and active adjustable suspension.


Chassis Code: WH805L
Weight: 1646-1823 kg

Engines: QS25-GDAT 2.5L I4 DOHC, LZ3-ACE GDMTE 3.0L I6 DOHC Turbo
Power: 215 HP @ 6000 RPM, 373 HP @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 189 lb-ft @ 5300 RPM, 373 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

Transmission: 6-Speed AvanTec
0-100 km/h: 7.7s, 5.0s-4.6s
80-120 km/h: 5.6s, 3.5s-3.2s
Top Speed: 212 km/h, 264 km/h

Fuel Economy: (Ci/Co/HW)
2.5L: 23/27/34 MPG
3.0L: 22/26/31 MPG
3.0L SM-AWS: 21/24/29 MPG

Japanese MSRP:
starting at ¥4,146,320 (~$36,670)


That is one sharp-looking wagon… I’d take a 3.0 in Force Blue Metallic if given the chance!

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Stagea much?


Can’t really see how it can be viewed as such, but that’s okay, I guess.

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Yea, it really does not look like a stagea, the stagea isnt the only wagon in existance, though the stagea does have the biggest circle jerk crowd behind it.

Huh, that’s odd. Your cars look a lot like my cars.

Really? What cars are you referring to?

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Care to show us these similar cars my man?


They all look like my design. This is one of my cars.

so because of the grille, it’s immediately considered plagarism.



Zenshi Axia (9th Generation, SH809S), 2016- (2017 Facelift)

2016 Axia

The 9th generation Axia made it’s way into the market in 2016 as the SH809S. When it was initially released, Zenshi decided to play it safe and chose to not really retract from the 8th generation’s core design rather than choosing to go full Shinka design.

This changed the following year.

The design change shows a lot of the Shinka design, and improved the looks of the Axia dynamically, making it more catching to the eyes compared to it’s former self last year.

For 2017, many optional items for the Axia now became standard equipment, such as Nakamichi audio, navigation system, and a sunroof. New to 2017 for the GTS-48M trim includes a power dual panoramic sunroof, dynamic active suspension (which is a simplified version of the one found in the Gundan), active noise control, and a 360 degree camera.

The SA48 4.8L V8 engine has been refined, due to complaints regarding it being electronically limited on the revs, and now has a redline up to 7900 RPM, causing the engine output to now be 464 HP, 20 more than before.
The LZ7-ME 3.7L Inline 6 motor was replaced with the LZ3-ACE-GDMET Turbocharged 3.0L Inline 6 engine as the new base motor for the Axia.
Both the 3.0L and 4.8L come only available with the 6-Speed AvanTech transmission, just like before.
An interesting feature retained in every Axia to date is the usage of a manual handbrake. Buyers can opt for a more sophisticated automated handbrake with the brake tech package.

The 2017 Axia is currently on local showroom floors now, and will be released in other parts of Asia and America very soon.

Song referenced in the gauge cluster


Chassis Code: SH809S
Weight: 1883-1987 kg

Engines: LZ3-ACE GDMTE 3.0L I6 DOHC Turbo, SA48-GDA 4.8L V8 Naturally Aspirated
Power: 373 HP @ 6000 RPM, 464 HP @ 7600 RPM
Torque: 373 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM, 370 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

Transmission: 6-Speed AvanTec
0-100 km/h: 5.1s, 4.5s
80-120 km/h: 3.0s, 2.4s
Top Speed: 260 km/h, 282 km/h

Fuel Economy: (Ci/Co/HW)
3.0L: 21/24/30 MPG
4.8L: 16/19/25 MPG

Japanese MSRP:
starting at ¥6,234,240 (~$55,720)

Confirmed Colours:
Depth Blue Metallic
Rosen Red Metallic
Royal Green Pearl
Frosty White Pearl
Premium Mocha Pearl
Ultimate Black