Encounter: Satoru Koyama’s D1 Z32 – Powers Factory

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小山哲さんのZ32

This weekend at Fuji Speedway, the All Japan Z Meeting took place.  This event is the largest Z meeting in the country, and is held annually at Fuji.  This year, Satoru Koyama, the little known D1 competitor brought out his competition Z32.

 

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D1に参加していた車両で、ベースはNAベース。

 

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小山さん曰く、「NAの方がHICASも無く、R200の方が、R230のデフと違い、ファイナルギアのチョイスが豊富だからとの事」 です。

Koyama-san has been competing in D1 for about 6 years now under the flag of his own shop Powers Factory.  This car started as a NA base due to the Z32’s NA offering having no HICAS, so a R200 differential was used in order to increase the ability to change the final diff gearing.

The Gram Light 57Xtremes are a great choice of wheel for the amazingly bright car that this is.

 

 

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ミッションのボディキット、さらにおそらくESCORTでのエンジンチューン。

Mission aero replaces the stock body lines with a more aggressive look fit for the track.  A Carbon GT Wing and mild carbon front end aero add to the appeal of the older chassis.

 

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The turbocharged VG was built by Escort – a Z specialist shop focusing on drag racing.

 

 

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The interior is just as you would imagine – stripped of all things unnecessary.

 

 

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Our good friend Harada-san loved this car so much that it is the reason for him getting Mission aero as well!  His inspiration.

 

Check the below links for more info!

 

 

http://ameblo.jp/team3106

http://www.powersfactory-z.com

ESCORT Drag Racing Service

 

Photos/Japanese Text: Satsuei Seki