Tec-Artwork’s Black Restricted: The Rarest AE86, Modified By The Finest

Whenever you construct your profession engineering vehicles that go sideways in noisy clouds of smoke, selecting what to drive on the weekend would appear like a reasonably simple job.

Nevertheless, irrespective of how a lot you thrive off of the mayhem of drift, any sane individual most likely wants a little bit of chill time once they clock off for some relaxation and leisure within the exterior world. A world of weekend purchasing, date nights, and Sunday drives within the countryside.


That’s why Yoshinori Kamata, proprietor of iconic the Saitama-based tuning store Tec-Artwork’s, has chosen to maintain it elegant for his days off. Black and gold has, and can at all times be a cool mixture, however I’m unsure there’s something cooler than modifying a Toyota Sprinter Trueno Black Restricted. As a result of solely 400 of this particular version mannequin have been ever constructed.


I’m certain a lot of you’ll already know who Tec-Artwork’s are and what they do, however in the event you’ve simply come out of a 25-year-long hibernation, right here’s the brief model. Tec-Artwork’s are OG Hachiroku tuners from the golden age of drift, now focusing constructing buyer vehicles for the street and monitor – once they’re not collaborating in the N2 Classic Racing Collection or the Drift Champions Cup, that’s. Oh, and they’re the official caretakers of Keiichi ‘Drift King’ Tsuchiya’s private AE86. Dino visited Tec-Artwork’s for a store go to in 2020, and you may verify that characteristic out right here for extra.


Drift vehicles are the Mel Gibsons of the automotive scene: outspoken, barely offensive and never afraid to get a bit soiled. Let’s face it, in the event you needed to work with both of them, you’d most likely respect a bit of peace and quiet after an eight-hour day.


And in the event you clocked off work on a Friday night time in 1986, you’d most likely wish to relax together with your favorite whisky and a John Participant cigarette. Sure, the exact same tobacco firm that draped its black and gold sophistication all around the Lotus F1 vehicles of the Seventies. I’m unsure if there’s any connection between the traditional JPS (John Participant Particular) livery and the Black Restricted AE86, however there needed to have been some inspiration taken.


All 400 of the Black Restricted vehicles got here in black with gold insignias and pin-striping, in addition to gold 14×5.5-inch ‘snowflake’ wheels. That they had black, gray and gold-accented interiors with orange lettering on the sprint controls and gauges, and a crimson ‘Black Restricted’ heckblende between the taillights. Aside from that, the Black Restricted vehicles have been mechanically the identical as all different GT Apex trim stage kouki (facelift) AE86 Truenos.


There’s little doubt about it, a Black Restricted AE86 is 100% cooler than a panda AE86. Simply consider all the opposite cool black vehicles on the market: Michael Knight’s Okay.I.T.T., Mad Max’s Ford Falcon XB GT ‘Interceptor’, Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger, and the record goes on…


Right here’s a query for you although: What do you concentrate on modifying uncommon, collectable vehicles like a Black Restricted AE86? As a result of that’s precisely what Kamata-san has performed together with his.


There’s not a lot of the unique Black Restricted inside, now changed with a full bolt-in roll cage and a pair of vibrant crimson Bride seats.


The unique bodywork went underneath the knife too, now enhanced Kamata-style with a full Tec-Artwork’s aero equipment matched with Crystal Physique Yokohama flares.


And one look within the engine bay tells you that the powertrain is now removed from inventory too. Instead of the naturally aspirated, 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4A-G engine the automobile got here with is a Tec-Artwork’s-built ‘7A-G’, displacing 1.8L, fitted with a 4A-G 20-valve cylinder head, and in addition benefitting from a somewhat massive GCG-Garrett turbocharger. The results of all this insanity is 480hp at 7,000rpm and 51.9kg/m torque at 5,800rpm, as tuned via a MoTeC M4 engine administration system.


There’s a complete lot extra to Kamata-san’s Black Restricted AE86 too, and people upgrades are listed within the spec panel on the backside of the web page in the event you’re .


So, do you assume Kamata-san ought to have painted a typical AE86 in black and gold as an alternative of modifying this real automobile?  Personally, I believe he made the precise name, as a result of the upgrades have improved the automobile’s look and drivability tenfold.

Who is aware of how lots of the different 399 Black Limiteds produced are nonetheless round immediately, however whereas all of the survivors in authentic situation sit in garages gathering mud and little doubt appreciating in worth, this one stealthily prowls the streets of Tokyo. And that’s infinitely cooler in my e-book.

Toby Thyer
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Tec-Artwork’s AE86 Toyota Trueno Black Restricted 

Engine: Toyota 7A-FE block, cast 82mm pistons, Tec-Artwork’s 7A-G devoted connecting rods, Tec-Artwork’s 7A-G particular crankshaft, 1.8L displacement, 8.0:1 compression ratio, 4A-GE 20-valve cylinder head, combustion chamber & port processing, Tec-Artwork’s 264-degree/8.5mm carry consumption & exhaust camshafts, Toda Racing 1.8mm steel head gasket, Tec-Artwork’s solid exhaust manifold, GCG-Garrett turbocharger, GCG by Turbosmart IWG-75 actuator, Tec-Artwork’s customized intercooler & piping, Tec-Artwork’s customized exhaust system with sports activities catalytic converter & excessive efficiency muffler, Tec-Artwork’s billet consumption manifold, Tec-Artwork’s Kind-T gasoline pump, 1,000cc gasoline injectors, NGK Iritop spark plugs, Belief/GREX 22-row oil cooler, Tec-Artwork’s Kind-Max triple-core radiator, MoTeC M4 engine administration system

Driveline: Toyota W55 5-speed gearbox, ATS carbon clutch, ATS flywheel, TRD 2-way LSD with 3.7:1 ultimate drive

Suspension & Brakes: Tec-Artwork’s Tec-Damper Kind-Aragosta shock absorbers entrance/rear, 6kg/mm entrance springs, 2.6kg/mm rear springs, modified OEM entrance/rear stabiliser bars, Infinite 4-pot brakes entrance, Nissan S13 callipers with Tec-Artwork’s Tremendous Slip rotors rear, Infinite brake pads entrance/rear, Tec-Artwork’s braided stainless-steel brake strains

Wheels & Tyres: Work Meister CR01 wheels, 16×8.5-inch -22 offset entrance, 16×8.5-inch -60 offset rear, Yokohama Advan Neova tyres, 205/50R16 entrance/rear

Chassis & Exterior: Bolstered spot welding, Tec-Artwork’s full aero equipment, Crystal Physique Yokohama (CBY) overfenders

Inside: Full roll cage, Bride King collection carbon/Kevlar seats