A Historical Celebration of Road Sports Cars That Took To The Tracks...
HONDA S600 / S800
Raced in Japanese and European GT ( 1960`s )
Engine : 4 Cylinders 600 cc / 800 cc
Power : works Race cars 100 BHP
Top Speed : over 100 MPH
Fabulous little sports coupes that demonstrated
Hondas little gems of small capacity , high0reving
engines.Road S800 rated 70 bhp at 8000rpm but
racers had 100 bhp.
Back in 1964 the 1-litre class of the Nurburgring
500kms GT race was won by non other than Denny
Hulme in Jack Brabham team S600.
In the 90`s Team Piglet`s 4 cars won the long-
running Birket 4-hour Relay race . One of the cars
is pictured left
HONDA NSX GT500 + GT300
( Raced in All-Japan GT 1996 - 2009 )
Japan GT500 Champions : 3 ( 2000, + 2007 )
Japan GT300 Champions : 1 ( 2004 )
ENGINE : V6 2994cc Twin Turbo ( GT 500 )
V6 3500cc N / A ( GT 300 )
POWER : restricted to 500 BHP ( GT500 )
restricted to 300 BHP ( GT300 )
The NSX was the longest running car in the high
tech All-Japan / Super GT series from its first
true season in 1996 until 2009 some 4 years after
production has finally ceased. It out lasted its big
rivals the Skyline ( 1996-03 ) and Supra ( 1996-03)
Three Championships were acheived.
2000 ALL JAPAN GT CHAMPIONS ( GT 500 ) :
Ryo Michigami won the drivers title , Castrol Dome Mugen won
the team prize.
2004 ALL JAPAN GT CHAMPIONS ( GT 300 ) :
Tetsuya Yamano + Hiboyuki Yagi won the drivers title , M Tec /
Ebbro won the team prize.
2007 JAPAN SUPER GT CHAMPIONS ( GT 500 ) :
Daisuke Ito + Ralph Firman won the drivers title , Autobacs
Aguri ( Team Honda Racing ) won the team prize.
1st at Okayama 300 kms, Sugo 300 kms + Autopolis 300 kms.