|RE Amemiya AMEMIYA ASPARADRINK RX7 (JGTC) '04|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||GT300-spec RE Amemiya 20B|
|Max Power||295 BHP|
|Performance Points||504 PP|
|Max Torque||238.68 lb-ft|
|Top Speed||184 mph (296 km/h)|
|Weight||1,100 kg (2,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.73 kg (8.2 lb) per horsepower|
The RE Amemiya AMEMIYA ASPARADRINK RX7 (JGTC) '04 is a Race car produced by RE Amemiya. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6, and is known in Japan as "アスパラドリンクRX7".
The car appears to be the #7 driven by Shinichi Yamaji and Hiroyuki Iiri, who achieved a 4th place finish in the GT300 class of the 2004 JGTC season.
"A beautiful, fighting machine built by RE Amemiya, the definitive expert of the FD platform."
As one of the foremost tuners of rotary engines, RE Amemiya, has a solid reputation for taking Mazda's cars and making them into exotic-devouring supercars. The company entered the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) with an FD3S RX-7 in 1995, waging war in the GT300 class, against many factory teams, but RE Amemiya proved to be a giant-killer, as it consistently placed at the top of the pack.
In 2004, the company introduced a new monocoque race car and remained competitive up to the last round that year, finishing the series in 2nd place. Part of its success was due to a new powerplant. RE Amemiya's race cars were usually powered by a 13B engine, but it made the switch to a 20B peripheral-port 3-rotor. The air-intake restrictor mandated by JGTC regulations proved to be especially brutal for the rotary engine, characterized by a lack of low-end torque with most of its power coming at the high end of the rpm spectrum. RE Amemiya chose a tuning direction that lowered the torque band and focused on the middle-rev range.
Also, the new car had a shorter wheelbase, which improved its cornering prowess. Also, body height was significantly lowered, and the front and rear body paneling was remodeled, greatly improving aerodynamics.
The revived RX-7 grabbed pole position in the second race of the season. But because of its continued prowess, it was laden with weight handicaps, and failed to win the championship. Still, everyone who saw the car race knew how fast it truly was.
This car can be bought at the RE Amemiya Tuner's Village for 500,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the RE Amemiya AMEMIYA ASPARADRINK RX7 (JGTC) '04 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 295,999 Credits. It is a Level 13 car.
This car can be bought at the RE Amemiya dealership for 300,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.