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TAMIYA - Sports Car Series No.202

About the Castrol Mugen NSX
The Japanese GT Car Championships were inaugurated in 1993, and are becoming more popular with motorsports buffs throughout domestic Japan. Honda has sent two of NSX into the Championships since 1997. The original monocoque made of aluminum was reinforced by roll cage, and most parts of the body shell such as front hood, fenders and doors were replaced by carbon fiber for light weight. In 1998, four of NSX were sent into the opening race.
This NSX was refined based on high-down-forced, lower-weighted and improvement of maintenance. For example, the front wing was refined, and the fins of both sides of the bumper were added. In addition, the rear wing was large-sized with sub-wings to the end. The shape from its rear fender to rear side was aerodynamically designed, another reason why Castrol Mugen NSX had high-speed and its stability was its power plant. The engine mount was lowered by 15mm by changing its layout. This 3,5 V6 DOHC powerplant tuned by Mugen still obtains its power although the race regulation was more strict. One of the noticeable points of this car is its daring design. It's colored in white, green and fluorescent red based on black.

The drivers are Osamu Nakako, the champion of 1997 JGTC and Ryo Michigami, a new driver. At the number 3 Sendai-Highland, Michigami took the pole position in front of a jubilant crowd. This Castrol Mugen NSX has proven itself to be as worthy as Honda power.