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Tec-Artwork’s Black Restricted: The Rarest AE86, Modified By The Finest

Tec-Artwork’s Black Restricted: The Rarest AE86, Modified By The Finest


Once you construct your profession engineering vehicles that go sideways in noisy clouds of smoke, selecting what to drive on the weekend would appear like a fairly straightforward process.

Nonetheless, irrespective of how a lot you thrive off of the mayhem of drift, any sane individual in all probability wants a little bit of chill time after they clock off for some relaxation and rest within the outdoors world. A world of weekend procuring, date nights, and Sunday drives within the countryside.


That’s why Yoshinori Kamata, proprietor of iconic the Saitama-based tuning store Tec-Artwork’s, has chosen to maintain it elegant for his days off. Black and gold has, and can all the time be a cool mixture, however I’m undecided there’s something cooler than modifying a Toyota Sprinter Trueno Black Restricted. As a result of solely 400 of this particular version mannequin had been ever constructed.


I’m positive a lot of you’ll already know who Tec-Artwork’s are and what they do, however when you’ve simply come out of a 25-year-long hibernation, right here’s the quick model. Tec-Artwork’s are OG Hachiroku tuners from the golden age of drift, now focusing constructing buyer vehicles for the street and observe – after they’re not taking part in the N2 Classic Racing Sequence or the Drift Champions Cup, that’s. Oh, and they’re the official caretakers of Keiichi ‘Drift King’ Tsuchiya’s private AE86. Dino visited Tec-Artwork’s for a store go to in 2020, and you’ll verify that characteristic out right here for extra.


Drift vehicles are the Mel Gibsons of the automotive scene: outspoken, barely offensive and never afraid to get a bit soiled. Let’s face it, when you needed to work with both of them, you’d in all probability respect just a little peace and quiet after an eight-hour day.


And when you clocked off work on a Friday evening in 1986, you’d in all probability need to chill along with your favorite whisky and a John Participant cigarette. Sure, the exact same tobacco firm that draped its black and gold sophistication everywhere in the Lotus F1 vehicles of the Nineteen Seventies. I’m undecided if there’s any connection between the basic JPS (John Participant Particular) livery and the Black Restricted AE86, however there needed to have been some inspiration taken.


All 400 of the Black Restricted vehicles got here in black with gold insignias and pin-striping, in addition to gold 14×5.5-inch ‘snowflake’ wheels. That they had black, gray and gold-accented interiors with orange lettering on the sprint controls and gauges, and a crimson ‘Black Restricted’ heckblende between the taillights. Apart from that, the Black Restricted vehicles had been mechanically the identical as all different GT Apex trim degree kouki (facelift) AE86 Truenos.


There’s little doubt about it, a Black Restricted AE86 is 100% cooler than a panda AE86. Simply consider all the opposite cool black vehicles on the market: Michael Knight’s Okay.I.T.T., Mad Max’s Ford Falcon XB GT ‘Interceptor’, Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger, and the record goes on…


Right here’s a query for you although: What do you consider modifying uncommon, collectable vehicles like a Black Restricted AE86? As a result of that’s precisely what Kamata-san has performed together with his.


There’s not a lot of the unique Black Restricted inside, now changed with a full bolt-in roll cage and a pair of shiny crimson Bride seats.


The unique bodywork went underneath the knife too, now enhanced Kamata-style with a full Tec-Artwork’s aero package matched with Crystal Physique Yokohama flares.


And one look within the engine bay tells you that the powertrain is now removed from inventory too. Instead of the naturally aspirated, 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4A-G engine the automobile got here with is a Tec-Artwork’s-built ‘7A-G’, displacing 1.8L, fitted with a 4A-G 20-valve cylinder head, and likewise benefitting from a reasonably giant GCG-Garrett turbocharger. The results of all this insanity is 480hp at 7,000rpm and 51.9kg/m torque at 5,800rpm, as tuned via a MoTeC M4 engine administration system.


There’s an entire lot extra to Kamata-san’s Black Restricted AE86 too, and people upgrades are listed within the spec panel on the backside of the web page when you’re .


So, do you assume Kamata-san ought to have painted an ordinary AE86 in black and gold as an alternative of modifying this real automobile?  Personally, I believe he made the precise name, as a result of the upgrades have improved the automobile’s look and drivability tenfold.

Who is aware of how most of the different 399 Black Limiteds produced are nonetheless round at the moment, however whereas all of the survivors in unique situation sit in garages accumulating mud and little doubt appreciating in worth, this one stealthily prowls the streets of Tokyo. And that’s infinitely cooler in my ebook.

Toby Thyer
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Tec-Artwork’s AE86 Toyota Trueno Black Restricted 

Engine: Toyota 7A-FE block, cast 82mm pistons, Tec-Artwork’s 7A-G devoted connecting rods, Tec-Artwork’s 7A-G particular crankshaft, 1.8L displacement, 8.0:1 compression ratio, 4A-GE 20-valve cylinder head, combustion chamber & port processing, Tec-Artwork’s 264-degree/8.5mm raise consumption & exhaust camshafts, Toda Racing 1.8mm metallic head gasket, Tec-Artwork’s forged exhaust manifold, GCG-Garrett turbocharger, GCG by Turbosmart IWG-75 actuator, Tec-Artwork’s customized intercooler & piping, Tec-Artwork’s customized exhaust system with sports activities catalytic converter & excessive efficiency muffler, Tec-Artwork’s billet consumption manifold, Tec-Artwork’s Kind-T gas pump, 1,000cc gas injectors, NGK Iritop spark plugs, Belief/GREX 22-row oil cooler, Tec-Artwork’s Kind-Max triple-core radiator, MoTeC M4 engine administration system

Driveline: Toyota W55 5-speed gearbox, ATS carbon clutch, ATS flywheel, TRD 2-way LSD with 3.7:1 last drive

Suspension & Brakes: Tec-Artwork’s Tec-Damper Kind-Aragosta shock absorbers entrance/rear, 6kg/mm entrance springs, 2.6kg/mm rear springs, modified OEM entrance/rear stabiliser bars, Countless 4-pot brakes entrance, Nissan S13 callipers with Tec-Artwork’s Tremendous Slip rotors rear, Countless brake pads entrance/rear, Tec-Artwork’s braided stainless-steel brake traces

Wheels & Tyres: Work Meister CR01 wheels, 16×8.5-inch -22 offset entrance, 16×8.5-inch -60 offset rear, Yokohama Advan Neova tyres, 205/50R16 entrance/rear

Chassis & Exterior: Strengthened spot welding, Tec-Artwork’s full aero package, Crystal Physique Yokohama (CBY) overfenders

Inside: Full roll cage, Bride King collection carbon/Kevlar seats



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