Tag Archives: N2

Uchibori / Works KitoKito N2 Levin

You might recognise this red and silver glitter paintjob from the Uchibori / Work’s KitoKito Trueno sister car driven by Hideyuki Uchibori in the N2 series in Japan, but the N2-spec 1983 Levin GTV you see above is owned and driven by Akira Takahashi.

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Back To The Old School! 1985 AE86 1000km Cup at Fuji Speedway!

YouTube motorsport archive legend ‘RocketPencil’ has uploaded some excellent AE86 Cup videos from the eighties. Featuring two of the rounds of the 1985 AE86 1000km race at Fuji Speedway, the footage is addictivley good!

Above is Round Two and below is Round Three.

Let’s hope soon RocketPencil can find Round One hiding amongst his retro motorsport contacts!


AE86 N2 Build

No HR Blog is not dead, our fellow blogger’s just took a little vacation (or just being lazy), but now we are back!

So to start things up again here is a awesome build thread of a AE86 N2 car from Japan. Enjoy!


1985 N2 Grand Cup @ Fuji Speedway

Awesome if not just for that audio track!

Thanks Karl


2009 N2 AE86 Battle @ Tsukuba

The 2009 N1, N1.5, Group A, N2, N2S & D1GP AE86’S Battle, which took place on 26th of December 2009, is finally out on Hot Version DVD #103. Not a bad way to spend Boxing Day huh? Check it out via YouTube:


N2 Racers, Mosaic Censors and Plywood.

Although completely untranslated, this video has got to be one of the most unusual N2 ’86 builds i’ve seen yet!

Being built by Tsuchiya Engineering (not that Tsuchiya) for Tsukuba time attack use (and maybe the upcoming N2 race in Okayama later this year), it features plywood underbody diffusers, more monkeybars than your local playground and amongst countless other custom suspension modifications, a very unusual, and apparently somewhat secret, one-off rear roll centre setup; the thing is simply crazy.

The guy in the video is Haruo Tsuchiya and he’s the boss of Tsuchiya Engineering. Normally builders of GT300 and GT500 cars, the workshop has also built Manabu Orido’s RS-R D1GP Supra and countless other race machines so it’s no surprise to see a humble AE86 with this much development put into it. We love it!


Custom Garage SPEED N2 Levin

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One of the many cars at Tokyo Auto Salon 2009, but one of the very few AE86’s, the Custom Garage SPEED N2 Levin certainly looked the piece amongst the millions of yen worth of vehicles on display.

Sitting pretty in its mint bodywork and wearing some of the widest and most dished wheels i’ve ever seen this N2 monster will no doubt be a centrepiece of the 2009 N2 race this August @ Okayama. We can’t wait!

Hit the jump for a few extra pics!

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N2 Race @ Okayama Circuit 2008

I wish I was there to witness this with my own eyes… so awesome!


Want to Know How to Build an N2 ’86?

Every wondered how to build an N2 AE86? Well now you can with intricate step by step details!

This link will lead you to 23 Volumes about the development of the Kai Power N2 AE86, including everything from chassis to gearbox and of course the N2-spec engine.

Happy reading (if you understand Japanese, if not theres always Babelfish)!


A True Visonary Passes On

Sakurai\'s Creation: The TRD N2 Hot Version

On March 16th, Early morning Japan Time, Sakurai-San of TRD Toyota Technocraft passed away.

Most of you will be quite familiar with Sakurai-San as he was a prominent feature in Best Motoring’s “AE86 Club” series as the creator of Keiichi Tsuchiya’s Street AE86 and the infamous N2 Battle TRD AE86.

Previous to fame via DVD’s worldwide, he enjoyed a long career with the TRD family in both racing and street car development. Sakurai-San was the ‘hand of god’ at designing and producing winning N2 AE86 designs throughout the 80’s and having had much to do overall with almost all of Toyota’s race and sports cars, he was indeed one of the greatest assets to Toyota’s motorsports programs.

Also, with rumors and ongoing preparation for AE86’s successor within a few years, it is unfortunate that he did not see or lead the project for the return of the new iteration of his ‘heart and soul’ car to the Toyota product line.

Today we must mourn of a loss of a great hero, who brought the AE86 to glory…

So to you Mr.Sakurai, we honor your dedication to our beloved hachiroku and hope you may forever Rest in Peace.

Source: Club4AG
Image: Hot Version