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Autobacs
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Years Active 1947 - present
Nationality 22x20px JPN
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo PSP

Autobacs Seven Co. Ltd. (also known as Autobacs or ASL) is a Japanese manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts and accessories. They appear in Gran Turismo Concept, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo PSP.

HistoryEdit

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The company was founded by Toshio Sumino, in 1947 at Fukushima-ku, Osaka as Fuji Syokai Co., Ltd. A year later he opened a second branch in Osaka. In 1960 Sumino opened the first large scale automotive goods store, the Fuji Drive Shop and in 1969 he was involved in motorsport sponsorship by sponsoring a car in the Japanese Grand Prix. In 1974 he opened the first of the Autobacs store "AUTOBACS Higashi Osaka Store" in Daito, Osaka. In the following year, Autobacs would run its first franchise store "AUTOBACS Hakodate Nakamichi Store" in Hakodate, Hokkaidō. In 1977 Autobacs would start to develop and sell its own motor oil and tire to be sold in its own store, and at the end of the decade opened their 100th store, and in 1984 opened their 200th store. In 2001, Autobacs bought out the custom car manufacturer Tommy Kaira and renamed the brand ASL(Autobacs SportsCar Laboratory). ASL soon went on to release versions of one of Tommy Kaira's latest cars, the ZZ (which was named the Autobacs Garaiya). A JGTC version was built for the Japanese Touring Car series in 2003. A prototype version of the Tommy Kaira ZZII was built by ASL, codenamed RS01, but the car was never put into production.

In Gran TurismoEdit

Autobacs and ASL have appeared in Gran Turismo Concept, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP and Gran Turismo 5.

In GT ConceptEdit

In GT4Edit

In GT5Edit

In GT PSPEdit

See alsoEdit

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