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nismo
woot.gif woot.gif woot.gif woot.gif woot.gif A prototype supercar secretly built in Japan by long time Nissan GT-R tuners Tommy Kaira? Yeap, the ZZII concept has been around for some time, but has just been shown in production form with the odd title of 'Autobacs RS-01'. The name may be awkward but performance promises to be anything but... Mid-engined, with a reverse mounted 400kW version of the GT-R's RB26DETT feeding all four wheels, the RS-01 should and good for 300kph. It'll handle and stop too. In front the RS-01 boasts sophisticated inboard, coil-over strut suspension and six pot brake calipers. The rear getting large rotors and with four potters. The car isn't all Tommy Kaira. As you might expect, the Nissan GT-R parts bin has been raided for much of the drive train and numerous other elements. Surprisingly though, its not all Japanese either... Kaira borrowing the Audi TT's gear shifter. Similarly, the RS-01's styling reflects elements of Lotus Elise and McLaren F1, but with Kaira's own idiosyncrasies. Counting the duel roof units, the car sports an air scoop on close to every surface, contributing to the it's own unique character. Currently the RS-01 is only available to buyers of Sony's Gran Turismo 3 video game. It is estimated however, that the real world production car will eventually be offered for around $200,000 AUD. Tommy Kaira is gearing up to begin production of its second car, the ZZII. This car is expected to weigh in around some 2,200 pounds and be driven by a motor with around 500 horsepower! It may eventually find its way to the US, as well as the UK and other overseas markets where drivers love fast cars.








b0mb3r
I forgot all about this car... awesome thumbs_up.gif
clarkma5
It's cool, unlike most supercars, because it's not so cookie-cutter.
Enigma_Man
It looks like the future of Japan, cool!

-Jesse
Jadan2151
cool, it'd be "frozen" if he got rid of the hood scoops on the roof
Dylan
Roof scoops? tongue.gif ANyway, it's cool because I don't like the back styling.
Cyclone
Those roof scoops direct air into the engine bay.
Ice cold for me also, I love it!
Jadan2151
yea i couldn't think of what they were called at the time, but i know their function i just think the car would look better without them
NeVeN
looks like the evolution of mclaren f1..

Frozen biggrin.gif
Megadeus
QUOTE(nismo34639 @ Aug 6 2004, 12:02 PM)
The founder of Tommy Kaira (whos name is Tommy Kaira  tongue.gif )...

"Tommykaira" came from the last names of the two founders of the company, Tomita and Kaira.

Tommykaira got bought up by Autobacs, and develops their own cars under the ASL (Autobacs Sportscar Laboratory) name.

Still a cool car, despite it being delayed for so long.
Mr b00st
supercars, by nature, can't really be "frozen" i think. They're just too flashy.



there are exceptions, of course. LIke the Zonda.
fallon
stunning car, Frozen
nismo
QUOTE(Megadeus @ Aug 8 2004, 10:13 AM)
"Tommykaira" came from the last names of the two founders of the company, Tomita and Kaira.

Tommykaira got bought up by Autobacs, and develops their own cars under the ASL (Autobacs Sportscar Laboratory) name.

Still a cool car, despite it being delayed for so long.

Oops oh well. The site i quoted was wrong. Or i read wrong. biggrin.gif
White RSX
QUOTE(Megadeus @ Aug 8 2004, 06:13 AM)
"Tommykaira" came from the last names of the two founders of the company, Tomita and Kaira.

Tommykaira got bought up by Autobacs, and develops their own cars under the ASL (Autobacs Sportscar Laboratory) name.

Still a cool car, despite it being delayed for so long.

Autobacs and TK co-exist.
Mellender17
QUOTE(b0mb3r @ Aug 6 2004, 10:57 AM)
I forgot all about this car... awesome thumbs_up.gif

Shame on you, my favourite Supercar, it's wild yet understated few people have ever heard of it either which make it frozen!
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