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.
|Category||Super GT GT300|
|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|
|Engine||Toyota 90°V8-DOHC32V- 4.2 l naturally aspirated. Mid-engined, longitudinally mounted.|
|Transmission||X-Trac 6-Speed manual sequential|
|Tyres||Advan 300-640x18/355-710x18 (275-620x17/330-700x17)|
|Notable entrants|| Cars Tokai Dream28|
|Notable drivers|| Kazuho Takahashi|
|Debut||2006 Suzuka 300km|
|Constructors' Championships||1 (2007)|
The car is currently used by the Honda-based team Cars Tokai Dream28. In the 2011 season, the team changed their name to Eva Racing as part of a collaboration with the Evangelion franchise, along with painting the Shiden to match the Eva-01.
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.
The latest Shiden uses a modified Riley Daytona Prototype as the body's base, hence the "RT-16" in the chassis code.
Official technical specifications as unveiled on December 12, 2005:
- 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 = About 2.5)
- 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)
- (in Japanese) Shiden MC/RC-16 – Press release