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Impul
Hoshino Impul
IndustryMotorsport
Automotive engineering
FoundedJune 1980
HeadquartersSetagaya-ku, Tokyo
Key people
Kazuyoshi Hoshino (founder/president)
ProductsAluminum wheels, aerodynamics parts, suspensions, etc. Integrated, planning and development of car parts and accessories, manufacture and sales. Planning and development, manufacture and sales of complete automobiles primarily with Nissan
Revenue¥1,297,000,000 (2006)
Number of employees
287 (2006)
WebsiteImpul.co.jp

Hoshino Impul Co., Ltd., (known as Impul) is a Japanese automotive aftermarket company based in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Founded by Nissan's factory driver, Kazuyoshi Hoshino, the company exclusively produces aftermarket parts for Nissans, such as bodykits, engine components as well as wheels.

History

The company was founded in 1980 by the Nissan works driver, Kazuyoshi Hoshino in Maruko-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture.[1] Within months, Impul produced its first product, the IMPUL D-01 wheel, which to promote it, it found its way on Hoshino's Gr. 5 Silvia racing competing in the Formula Silhouette, a Fuji Grand Champion support series, as well as starting a Tokyo-based sales center in Sayama-shi, Saitama-ken. A year later, that was relocated in Kichij?ji, Musashino-shi.

In 1983, Hoshino formed Hoshino Racing Limited, a racing team to help promote his products and because of expansion, he relocated his company in Shimorenjaku, Mitaka as well as establishing a depot nearby.

In 1987, Impul offered its first fully tuned car, the IMPUL 630R, a tuned Y30 Gloria/Cedric.

In 2002, the racing relocated to Gotemba, Shizuoka. After that, the company began to focus on tuning cars and has since tuned the Infiniti M, which became the Impul 651S,[2] and the Nissan Juke.[3] Both of these examples of Impul's tuning has changes to the bumpers, engines, brakes, tires, exhaust system, among other things. VIP style is the common element Impul has incorporated on.

Motorsport

Since 1983, the company ran its own racing team which found success in domestic series such as JTCC, Formula Nippon and Super GT. Hoshino was the first driver to win in the team's R32 GT-R during a JTCC race in 1990.[4] In addition to Hoshino, notable Impul drivers include Masahiko Kageyama (1993 Japanese Touring Car Championship winner), Satoshi Motoyama (2001, 2003 and 2005 Formula Nippon champion), Benoît Tréluyer (2006 Formula Nippon champion), Tsugio Matsuda (2007 and 2008 Formula Nippon champion), Yuji Ide, and Kohei Hirate. Its primary sponsor since 1996 is auto parts supplier Calsonic.

Complete Super GT results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Car Class No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos Points
2005 Nissan Z GT500 12 Japan Yuji Ide
France Benoît Tréluyer
OKA
Ret
FUJ
15
SEP
8
SUG
5
MOT
3
FUJ
13
AUT
4
SUZ
9
11th 35
2006 Nissan Z GT500 12 Japan Kazuki Hoshino
France Benoît Tréluyer
France Jérémie Dufour
SUZ
13
OKA
6
FUJ
5
SEP
3
SUG
6
SUZ
1
MOT
13
AUT
4
FUJ
12
8th 67
2007 Nissan Z GT500 12 Japan Kazuki Hoshino
France Benoît Tréluyer
France Jérémie Dufour
SUZ
11
OKA
8
FUJ
10
SEP
3
SUG
7
SUZ
Ret
MOT
Ret
AUT
Ret
FUJ
2
11th 34
2008 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
France Sébastien Philippe
Germany Dominik Schwager
SUZ
Ret
OKA
2
FUJ
9
SEP
14
SUG
12
SUZ
1
MOT
11
AUT
10
FUJ
1
4th 61
2009 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
France Sébastien Philippe
OKA
4
SUZ
3
FUJ
15
SEP
7
SUG
8
SUZ
5
FUJ
15
AUT
Ret
MOT
7
10th 36
2010 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Italy Ronnie Quintarelli
SUZ
Ret
OKA
4
FUJ
6
SEP
1
SUG
4
SUZ
12
FUJ
C
MOT
5
5th 47
2011 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
OKA
1
FUJ
14
SEP
15
SUG
13
SUZ
3
FUJ
2
AUT
10
MOT
9
5th 49
2012 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
OKA
10
FUJ
5
SEP
5
SUG
Ret
SUZ
4
FUJ
1
AUT
10
MOT
10
4th 45
2013 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Tsugio Matsuda
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
OKA
6
FUJ
5
SEP
1
SUG
Ret
SUZ
4
FUJ
6
AUT
Ret
MOT
13
9th 46
2014 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Hironobu Yasuda
OKA
3
FUJ
1
AUT
3
SUG
9
FUJ
8
SUZ
10
BUR
3
MOT
13
5th 60
2015 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Hironobu Yasuda
OKA
7
FUJ
2
CHA
4
FUJ
3
SUZ
3
SUG
11
AUT
2
MOT
4
2nd 74
2016 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira
Japan Hironobu Yasuda
OKA
5
FUJ
11
SUG
Ret
FUJ
1
SUZ
Ret
CHA
4
MOT
7
MOT
8
8th 43
2017 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Hironobu Yasuda
United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
OKA
8
FUJ
14
AUT
7
SUG
11
FUJ
5
SUZ
11
CHA
14
MOT
7
13th 17
2018 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
Japan Daiki Sasaki
OKA
14
FUJ
6
SUZ
4
CHA
6
FUJ
12
SUG
3
AUT
11
MOT
11
11th 29
2019 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Daiki Sasaki
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Japan Katsumasa Chiyo
OKA
3?
FUJ
12
SUZ
10
BUR
8
FUJ
5
AUT
12
SUG
14
MOT
Ret
13th 17.5
2020 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Daiki Sasaki
Japan Kazuki Hiramine
FUJ
Ret
FUJ
11
SUZ
12
MOT
12
FUJ
8
SUZ
2
MOT
9
FUJ
7
13th 24
2021 Nissan GT-R GT500 12 Japan Kazuki Hiramine
Japan Nobuharu Matsushita
OKA
10
FUJ
9
MOT
11
SUZ
SUG
AUT
MOT
FUJ
12th* 3*

? Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. * Season still in progress.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Teams". F-Nippon (F-Japan). Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Tutu, Andrei. "Infiniti M Becomes Impul 651S". AutoEvolution. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Radu, Mihnea. "Tuning Overkill: Impul Gives Nissan Juke a Mugen Look". AutoEvolution. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Calsonic/Team Impul Fairlady Nissan 350Z". Turbo Magazine. Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved 2012.

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