Mooncraft Shiden

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Privée Zurich Asset Shiden
RT-16 2006.JPG
Category Super GT GT300
Constructor Mooncraft
Riley Technologies
Technical specifications
Chassis Hybrid steel-Aluminum
Suspension (front) Double wishbone Pushrod with 3 Way adjustable dampers
Suspension (rear) Double wishbone Pushrod with 3 Way adjustable dampers
Axle track 1630/1625 mm
Wheelbase 2788 mm
Engine Toyota 90°V8-DOHC32V- 4.2 l naturally aspirated. Mid-engined, longitudinally mounted.
Transmission X-Trac 6-Speed manual sequential
Weight 1150 kg
Tyres Advan 300-640x18/355-710x18 (275-620x17/330-700x17)
Competition history
Notable entrants Japan Cars Tokai Dream28
Japan Eva Racing
Notable drivers Japan Kazuho Takahashi
Japan Hiroki Katoh
Japan Hiroshi Hamaguchi
Debut 2006 Suzuka 300km
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
43 3 8 9
Constructors' Championships 1 (2007)
Drivers' Championships 0

The Mooncraft Shiden (also known as 紫電, SHI-DEN or MC/RT-16) is a Japanese Super GT GT300 class prototype race car. The Shiden is a joint venture with a body designed by the Japanese automotive design company Mooncraft and produced by the American racing car manufacturer Riley Technologies.

The car is currently used by Honda-based team Cars Tokai Dream28. Which in 2011 season they will bear the name Eva Racing instead as a promotion toward Evangelion franchise.

History[edit]

Shiden 77 (1977)[edit]

The original Shiden, known as Moon Craft 紫電 Shiden 77 Coupé (or simply "紫電77") debuted in the 500 km 1977 Fuji Grand Champion Series.

Shiden MC/RT-16 (2006)[edit]

In 2006 Mooncraft revived the original Shiden with a new bodydesign and entered the Super GT championship under the Privée team.

Chassis[edit]

The new Shiden uses a modified Riley 24 Hours of Daytona Prototype as body base hence "RT-16" in the chassis code.

Technical Data[edit]

Official technical specifications as unveiled on December 12, 2005.[1]

  • Body: Carbon/Glass fiber composite
  • Overall length: 4640mm
  • Height: 1210mm
  • Width: 1985mm
  • Road clearance: 90mm to 120mm (adjustable)
  • Max.Power: 460ps/7800rpm (Power/Weight Ratio = About2.5)
  • ECU: MOTEC M-880
  • Brake Caliper: Front/6 Pod Monoblock, Rear/4 Pod Monoblock
  • Safety: 6 Point seat belt/Harness, Fire extinguisher, Carbon composite structure(Front&Rear&Side)

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