The Autobacs Garaiya '02 (alternatively ASL Garaiya or Autobacs/TommyKaira Garaiya) is a sports car produced by Autobacs. It is heavily based on the Tommy Kaira ZZ-S '00. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.
In Gran Turismo Concept, only one color is available available for this car. It is unnamed in the game:
Starting from Gran Turismo 4, three additional colors were added:
- Silver Metallic
"The sportscar which unfortunately never made it to the market."
Autobacs, Japan's most popular automobile parts/service store chain, set out on making its own complete car, one that embraced the values of an exotic sports machine that anybody could drive. With the help of Kikuo Kaira, of Tommykaira fame, the company realized its goal under the name Autobacs Sportscar Laboratory and presented the world with the Garaiya at the 2002 Tokyo Auto Salon.
This Garaiya was a compact car, stretching 148.6 inches from bumper to bumper and riding on a wheelbase that measured 93.5 inches. It possessed classic sports car proportions, with a wide, low stance that measured 71.8 inches and 46.6 inches, respectively. ASL incorporated the latest technology in producing the Garaiya. This included using extruded aluminum architecture, with the front and rear subframes composed of square steel tubing.
Mounted amidships was Nissan's SR20VE, a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 that also saw duty in the Nissan Primera and Bluebird. Equipped with variable valve timing, this powerplant pumped out 201 HP and 151.8 lb-ft of torque, sending the power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Garaiya was produced in the United Kingdom and scheduled to reach buyers in 2002. However, because of various circumstances, not one car made its way into the hands of ordinary buyers. One car that did make its destination was a race version that has enjoyed success in the JGTC (All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship).
This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.
The ASL Garaiya '02 can be purchased from the ASL dealership for 65,000 Credits.
The Autobacs Garaiya '02 can be purchased from the dealerships for 65,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Autobacs Garaiya '02 occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 65,000 Credits. Alternatively, this car can be obtained by getting all silver in the International C License. It is a Level 5 car.
This car can be purchased for 65,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.