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Mooncraft Shiden
Race Car
Category Super GT GT300
Constructor Mooncraft & Riley Technologies
Chassis Hybrid steel-Aluminum
Suspension (front) Double wishbone Pushrod with 3 Way adjustable dampers
Suspension (rear) Double wishbone Pushrod with 3 Way adjustable dampers
Engine 4.2 litre longitudinal naturally aspirated DOHC 90° V8, 32V
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft. of torque @ N/A rpm
Transmission X-Trac 6-Speed manual sequential
Tyres Advan 300-640x18/355-710x18 (275-620x17/330-700x17)
Notable entrants Verno Tokai Dream 28
Notable drivers Kazuho Takahashi
Hiroki Katoh
Debut 2006 Suzuka 300km
Races competed 27
Race victories 2
Constructors' Championships 1 (2007)
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

he Mooncraft Shiden (also known as 紫電, SHI-DEN or MC/RT-16) is a Japanese Super GT GT300 class prototype racer. 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.


Shiden 77 (1977)

The original Shiden, known as Moon Craft 紫電 Shiden 77 Coupé (or simply "紫電77") debuted in the 500km 1977 Fuji Grand Champion Series.

Shiden MC/RT-16 (2006)

In 2006 Mooncraft revived the original Shiden with a new bodydesign and entered the Super GT championship under the Privée team.


The new Shiden uses a modified Riley 24 Hours of Daytona Prototype as body base hence "RT-16" in the chassis code.

Technical Data

Official technical specifications as unveiled in December 12, 2005<ref>紫電 (MC/RT-16) Technical Specifications</ref>.

  • 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 = About2.5)
  • 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)


Complete Racing Results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
YYYY (Constructor) (Engine) (Tyre code)

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