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2016-01-15 16:25:24
I need a little help finding out names of Japanese Kit Car that use the SR20VE
All I got so far is Tommykaira.

If you know of any more please post up.
2016-01-19 03:12:26
Never heard of it... But I'd like to see it!
2016-01-19 08:15:32
tommy Kaira ZZ-S was to be built in the uk by a company in Norfolk that went broke.. they sold their stock of new SR20s a whole ago few went to Australia but I don't know how many they had for pre production runs I remember seeing an ebay add with a few crates with engines in maybe 4 or so.

looking at it I don't actually think any ZZ-s cars made it out of the factory with an SR20VE in them. as most of the pictures I have found online show the car with a High port DE.. I have found one ZZ-S that has had a VE fitted after it left the factory its in the pictures

they also sold the car In the UK as a Leading Edge 190 RT or 240RT..

When tommy Kaira went bust Autobacs bought them out and they started production of the Garaiya which was powered by the SR20VE

They used the Garaiya in GT300

The team made its debut in 2001 with the Toyota MR-S, and became series champion in 2002 with drivers Morio Nitta and Shinichi Takagi.

In 2003, ARTA participated with the ASL Garaiya, which had been developed by Autobacs. The machine showed good cornering, but the Nissan SR engine lacked power, resulting in a poor finish. In 2004, the team switched over to the Nissan VQ engine, and won two consecutive races. However, they failed to win the competition by a margin of 1 point. In 2005, the team was leading in points at the 7th race, (Autopolis) but lost in the final race to place 3rd in the final standings. The team director had announced during the season that the team would be dissolved if they failed to become champion, leading ARTA to end its participation in the series.

However, in 2007, Aguri Suzuki announced that he would like to race the Garaiya to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the start of ARTA, and the team renewed its participation in the series with the same lineup as 2005. The Garaiya won the 3rd race, (Fuji Speedway) but crashed in all of the proceeding races and was forced to retire from the competition.
2016-01-19 14:54:22
Man that would make an EXCELLENT track car!!!
2016-01-20 17:22:50
ohh i used to have so many photos of these cars on my old computer. one had a carbon fiber intake. so nice! wish i could get my hand on one of these.

found the old post
Last edited by bj200sx on 2016-01-20 at 17-26-22.
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