Garage visit: Pan Speed

Posted: October 6, 2009 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

On our way to Mt Haruna, we made a quick stop by Pan Speed in the Saitama prefecture. Pan Speed specialise in rotaries built mainly for timed events/circuit. They did try drifting a few years ago but decided to focus on timed events.

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Sato-san, the head mechanic at PanSpeed gave us a quick tour of the workshop and answered questions as best he could with his limited English.

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While we were there, we were lucky to spot the time attack RX7 that was featured in HPI a few months ago.

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It was currently undergoing some maintenance and a turbo upgrade. They didn’t mention anything else specific, so I’m not sure if it was a secret.

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The amount of rotary parts they have in their workshop is impressive.

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This RX8 is naturally aspirated making x amount of horse power (sorry, I forgot).

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Across the road, there were more rotaries sitting in the car park.

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This is an old shell that can not be used anymore. A large amount of tihs will be recycled into other cars and not simply discarded.

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An interesting bit of info we found out was that PanSpeed use GCG turbo’s on all of their cars.

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Next stop, Mount Haruna!

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Comments
  1. rob180sx says:

    The rx8 was running a 13BPP and had 300hp at the wheels. I remember because it was one of the best rx8s I’ve ever seen 😀

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