ASKA Model JJ510
The FF car was developed as a successor of FLORIAN and part of the "J-Car" series among GM’s World Cars.
The world’s first power steering with 3-speed velocity-sensitive steering adjustment allowed the driver to choose the best steering force depending on the vehicle speed and road condition. The automatic vehicle height control system kept the car in a stable posture.
The independent rear compound-crank suspension incorporated mini-block coil springs with a non-linear spring constant, meaning that the wire diameters and coil diameters varied between the top and bottom of the springs. As it contracted, the upper part of a tightly wound coil slid into the swollen coil, making it possible to assist the independent suspension and provide more space for the trunk room.
|Type||Water-cooled inline 4-cylinder|
|Maximum output||66 PS (49 kW)|
|Full length||4,440 mm|
|Full width||1,600 mm|
|Overall height||1,375 mm|
|Complete vehicle curb weight||1,110 kg|
|Riding capacity||5 people|
WRC Rally Class A winner (ASKA 2000 turbo LS)
1984 The 27th Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Best 10 New Product Award (NAVi-5)
Origin of a name
Japanese culture began to flourish in the Aska period when foreign cultures were transformed into Japanese culture by Japanese sensitivity and deftness. The name was therefore a good fit for an age of internationalization of the car industry.