Toyota Altezza RS200 Z edition.
SXE10 with a 3S-GE engine.
The car itself is the Japanese version of a Lexus IS200/300, this one I had imported from LUCK performance after engine work was carried out. It is the only one of its type of this spec in the country. There are other Altezza's, but by no means like this�???
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES I TOOK WHEN I COLLECTED THE CAR FEB 2004...
THEN SOME ONGOING PROJECT PICTURES AT THE FIRST STAGE THE CAR WENT THROUGH IN 2005 UP TO PRESENT DAY...
HERE ARE SOME UP TO DATE PICTURE GIVEN TO ME BY DAVY AT REDLINE MAGAZINE FROM IT'S RECENT FEATURE.(IT'S A WICKED MAGAZINE BUY IT IF YOU GET A CHANCE...)
It has the Toyota 3S-GE 2.0L 16V Beams engine but it has been race tuned by Yamaha with NGK platinum plugs, piston work, cams, lightened pulley along with other extensive engine work, then a tune up, but to much to list.
It then had a full Trust/GReddy Turbo conversion now run at just over 340bhp with ample torque to match. Engine cosmetics used include polished and chromed pipes along with Airbrushed artwork by RairSkills.com, all done to order. Also Chromaflow and TRD engine styling accessories. It has up rated manifold and a 2 1/2" "swanneck" downpipe to cope for the turbo conversion,also fitted is a full 3" system including the de-cat, centre section and backbox with 5" flame burnt tip performance muffler. This is all custom made tig welded and tubular for perfect flow and performance.I have also had a new aluminium tig welded intercooler and intake pipes along with a custom made alli intercooler mounted in the front bumper.
We then decided to contact PRC MOT and they supplied a spot of nitrous to finish the top end off. It also has a full purge system in the system ready to rumble. This makes it about an estimated 400 bhp now.
It is having braking upgrades with 1 off paintwork on the disk and calipers. Wait and see.
Full EL-Sport conversion consisting of upper, lower - front and rear strut braces as well as torsion bars with power flex up rated bushes.
Bilstein coil over suspension with hardened springs lowered approx 45mm on front and rear
It has an Erubuni body kit from America including front bumper, sideskirts and rear apron, Toms eyebrows on front headlights and with later model IS200 JDM black chrome lights and replaced rear centre lights in clear/chrome style. It has had a lighting upgrade in Japan to a Xenon HID 8000k headlights with up rated L.E.D fog lights.
It has new Lenso H109 wheels in an eight by 19� with Avon Tyre who sponser the vehicle. Now finished in high gloss black.
We have just had a custom carbon bonnet supplied to us from the states by Altezza Sports And Prestige, many thanks check out the site�
Opt-X neon lighting accessories including silver white under bonnet and underbody lighting on remote control system. Interior lightning blue foot well lighting and also white lighting for the boot. This was all supplied by Scott and Simon at rage.
Full interior retrim in LV (Louis Vuitton)and anthracite leather. With satellite navigation and in dash TV screen, complete with tracker system. Alpine 6.5 inch screen / minidisk head unit and Veba in dash DVD player. New Mac Audio DVD front components, and DVD 6x9's supplied by FSM limited, New Vibe monobox 1200watt rms amplifier and Vibe space series 12" subwoofer. 3 Farad digital Campower capacitor supplied by Celsus UK, cheers Paul�This is in a custom boot build and enclosure, trimmed in cream alcantara and finish in custom airbrushed art work, 10LB Nitrous bottle and PS2.
L.E.D dash lighting up grade in electric blue includes ignition barrel. With the foot well lights to match. 7�wide screen TV in the back and 7" widescreen T.V built in front screen (motorized) fitted in the dashboard. The controllers for the PS2 will be built in a ready to use via pulling out of the centre arm rest in the back of the car.
The car being used in advertising:
THIS WAS THE CAR AT MAX POWER LIVE IN LONDON 27/28TH OF NOVEMBER, ENTERED IN THE TOP 100.
The car has been featured now in various magazines from full features in Redline and Banzai to being used in T.V adverts for CD's such as Maximum Bass.]