|RADICAL 80'S From OPTION [October, 2006]||TOP > FEATURE > RADICAL 80'S > SOARER 3.0GT LIMITED|
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|Contact : GLOBAL|
|Gaining inspiration from the “Okawa Soarer”|
| The Z10 series Soarer, released in 1981 as the large displacement specialty coupe, came equipped with a 2.8 liter straight 6 5M-G powerplant with a 170 horsepower output. The 2800GT base model editions came in a contrasting 2 tone paint job, typically beige and brown.
The succeeding model came soon after, a 5-MG with even more increased engine displacement of 3.0 liters pushing out 190 horses. Named the 3.0GT Limited, extra features such as the electro multi-vision and automatic air conditioning came loaded onto this machine. Surprisingly, the production of this flagship model only lasted one year.
The Soarer featured today is stuffed with a fully tuned 6M-G which was inspired from the famed top speed Soarer made by Trust labeled “the Okawa Soarer”.
The engine itself is outfitted with HKS 75M-G oversized pistons (5M-G is 2 valves as opposed to 75-M pistons made for a 4 valve) with recessed modification, and the displacement was bumped up to 3.1 liters. The headgasket has also been swapped out with a Trust 2mm to achieve an 8.5 compression. Two TD06-20G turbines, an HKS R Type wastegate are controlled by a Trust TVVC unit.
The engine components still portray an 80's tuning sense, but the engine management is another story. For fuel, an additional injector was added, regulated by the PFC-Fcon along with 550cc main injectors. An RB26 direct ignition system was fabricated to eliminate the distributor and the Fcon Vpro controls the airflow-less setup.
| With maximum boost at 1.5 bar, the engine pushes out over 500 horses. The flat torque characteristic enables the car to be driven daily in comfort.
Mr. Nagai from GLOBAL states “In the stock form, the volume of the intake air is not really accurate, and the air flow sensor still utilizes a flap design. The fuel delivery characteristics are also as close to as a 3 cylinder machine. After converting the setup to sequential fuel injection jets and removing the air flow meter, the persona of the motor had drastically transformed. The vehicle isn't absurdly fast because of the mild flat torque curve, but it is now very easy to drive and control.”
In the past, cars were made to go very fast but also raised the issue of dependability and reliance of the machine. However, because of many years in the advancement of the tuner industry, even the machines made in the 1980’s can go fast and remain reliable this day.
The owner of this vehicle started driving a Z20 and switching to a Z30 but ended up in a Z10 today. This Soarer aficionado currently owns a 7M powered Z30 outfitted with blister fenders as well.
|BBS mesh rims were chosen for t his ride, 7J and 8J. The front suspension can be changed to a 5 lug by using a hub from a Crown, but the rear has no direct substitution. Therefore, the owner decided to leave the front and rear to 4 lug.||The 6M-G camshaft covers and the intake manifold surge tank really give out a nostalgic 80's feel. The ignition coil present on the passenger side has been changed to a direct ignition setup.|
|Custom 42.7mm exhaust manifold were mated to the TD06-20G. The fact that there isn't any air filters nor funnels exhibit the aggressiveness of this setup.||The wastegate vents to the atmosphere off of an extended piping just behind the right wheel well. The setup was inspired from a S30Z built for drag.|
|The front suspension setup consists of a short stroke setup from AE92 components. The rear is made up of Potenza Gymkhana shocks with stock springs. These were widely seen back in the 80's.||To the left of the gauge panel, the AT position sensor and a electro multi-vison that can even display TV came standard on these vehicles. The TVVC was set on the center console next to the existing GCC and AIC control units. Water temp, oil temp, fuel pressure gauges are setup in the glove box.|
|This “8way sports seat” enables 8 adjustability functions. This seat came equipped in many of Toyota's high end sports machines. However, the 3.0 limited came with genuine leather units.|
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