Kenmochi's basic idea is that when he comes up with a customization idea that he wants to incorporate into his Figaro, if there are no commercially available parts that match that image, he makes it all one-off.
For example, the lip spoiler under the front bumper was made of FRP, and the dash cover on the instrument panel was dimensioned and made. As a result of these commitments, the investment has so far far exceeded that of a luxury car.
The most difficult thing in this modification was the replacement of the power train. He left the car for about seven months and was finally able to run.
"The standard engine swap is a replacement for a super turbo, but that's not interesting, so I consulted with Mizukami Motors and based on the K11 March G13 engine. Using a quad throttle for AE86, A one-off intake manifold for the joints, from the octopus foot to the muffler end, is one-off using stainless steel pipes. "
And CVT control is still in the process of fine setting. It aims to achieve the ultimate drivability by using the Motec M4, a racing ECU that no one has ever tried in the past.
“I want to add an air suspension in the near future.”
The run for Figaro's next modification has already begun. Kenmochi's ambitions are still endless.
Hachimaru Hero vol.12 December 2009 [All contents in the article are as of the time of publication]