Toyota Supra GT500 JGTC 1999 …15 years without movement (8 photos)

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Now this car is standing in front of an auto shop in Japan, besides him there to rot and gradually derbanit no less iconic legend of Motorsport, the type of gatarov, NSX, what is NASCAR-ovskogo of the car and other classics that are stuck in time, these owners and perhaps because of them like this and survived, we would have nothing of them is left.

On the week, after work relaxing, CERF’s on the net and randomly poking at different link on the subject of cars, a couple of times ran across these photos of the 80th Supra, lying on his belly, lowered on rims of the wheels, clearly washed before shooting, but filled the pots with some greenery, something like a flowerbed with a statue of a car, once the car turned out to be racing Toyota Supra GT500 JGTC 1999, which finished 14th in the overall standings at the end of the season on the track Fuji racing car Toyota Supra no 38 Cerumo FK/Massimo 1999 JGTC, driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Hironori Takeuchi.

Now this car is standing in front of an auto shop in Japan, besides him there to rot and gradually derbanit no less iconic legend of Motorsport, the type of gatarov, NSX, what is NASCAR-ovskogo of the car and other classics that are stuck in time, these owners and perhaps because of them like this and survived, we would have nothing of them is left. This Supra is now the mascot of this service stood for more than 15 years… they do not remember exactly how many, but 15 for sure))

Preserved car is almost in the same form as they arrived to the place of his present location, except for powertrain, which apparently still pushed for it) other than that everything is in place…

Anyone know what the Gran Turismo knows that the best JGTC Supra wore a white-green-red livery from the team Castrol TOM. However, in the race there were many of these machines and this blue-and-yellow car Cerumo team FK/Massimo was one of them. Overall, the Supra has helped to form a new class GT500 class, which will turn into the fastest racing series on GT planet. Partly because of the suppression of the superiority of the mighty Nissan GT-R, as it was then called, Godzilla. The reason the Supra was so successful was due largely to the ability of experienced engineers Toyota to correctly read the rules. More precisely, read it between the lines. The rules stated that you may install any engine, if it is formally made by the plant commercially. Thus, instead of having to copy the approach of Nissan and use the «improved» version of the famous 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder 2JZ Supra off road, Toyota decided to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from a rally car.

The ingenious thing for many reasons.First, this engine was specially tuned for Motorsport, and it was proved that he has unrealistic tolerances. He was easier and more effective than the cast iron 2JZ, and still made a whopping 493 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque — more than enough to compete with Skyline and their powerful engines RB. After the 1999 season in the racing team changed sponsors, so the main sponsor wanted to get rid of the car. But nobody wanted to buy it — too expensive to maintain, too difficult to manage. Thus, the owners of the site on which he now lives, was able to get it for free and use to attract attention to the office.

Of course, over the years, it has repeatedly appealed to people from all over the world who want to buy a car. Some even offered obscenely.


But the owners say they will never sell it. Regardless of how bad they have things go, the car has great historical value and attracts tremendous attention.

But whether to return sometime this Supra perfect condition? The owners said that all these years, such a goal they have. But hands do not reach…

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