|Mazda Carol 360 Deluxe '62|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||Mazda DA OHV|
|Max Power||19 BHP|
|Performance Points||216 PP|
|Top Speed||120 kilometres per hour (75 mph)|
|Weight||560 kilograms (1,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||29.47 kg (65.0 lb) per horsepower|
Four colors are available for this car:
- Eternal Gray
- Garnet Red/Pastel Gray
- Myrtle Green/Pastel Gray
- Lyon Blue/Pastel Gray
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
In the era of the 360 cc lightweight K-cars, the first full 4-door saloon that debuted in 1962 was the Mazda Carol 360.
The gentle, rounded body-lines and unique headlights were the design of Mazda's Jiro Kosugi. While the body was available in both 2 and 4 doors, both were designed with an emphasis on the rear seat.
This design concept was apparent in its reverse-inclined window. This window was a cliff cut design, used around the same period in other automobiles such as the Ford Anglia and Citroën Ami. Even with a limited body size, this design allowed a trunk and spacious headroom for the rear passengers. Especially because the Carol was an RR, this was the best possible solution.
The engine, mounted horizontally in the rear, was also a first for K-cars, a 4 cylinder OHV. It was all aluminium, and revved smoothly due to the 4 cylinder configuration. But it redlined too quickly due to the low ratio gearing of the 4-speed MT. The suspension used rubber springs, and was fairly comfortable.
When this Carol appeared, tuning of K-cars was very popular. People reverse-mounted the two-piece separate wheels to spread out the tread, tweaked the rubber springs to lower the body, and you saw many Carols on the street with negative camber. There was also a 'standard car' class Carol 600, and many of the 360's were secretly swapped out for the bigger engines. In the end, 260,000 or so Carols were produced by 1970.
This car can occasionally be bought at the 1980's Used Car Dealership for 13,474 Credits. The price may vary depending on the car's mileage.
This car can be purchased for 38,500 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Mazda Carol 360 Deluxe '62 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 29,604 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 38,500 Credits. It is a simplified car.