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Our whirlwind tour of the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Here’s our whilwhind tour of the 2015 tokyo motor Show, from the mainstream to the oddball and the stuff in between.

The Tokyo Motor Show has an interesting mix of the mainstream, the Japanese-market only, and the plain weird. Here’s what caught our eye as we wandered around.

Audi TTS

We’ve just road-tested the TTS, and here it is again in fetching yellow at the Show.

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Subaru’s STI S207

More yellow.  Not content with the recent Hyper Blue cars, Subaru has now gone for this rather subtle yellow, finished with black wheels and spoiler.  It’s unlikely to come to Australia, but we can dream…

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Lightweight

Aside from the large carmakers, the show also featured numerous component manufacturers.   The focus there is light weight, and these two suspension components are identical… except one is 25% lighter than the other.

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Mercedes-Benz wins the F1 Driver’s World Championship!

Here’s a replica of Lewis Hamilton’s car Number 44. Hamilton has just won the F1 Driver’s Championship. 

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Civic Type R

Will we get one here?  We’ve asked…

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Honda S660

A small rear-engined sportscar.  And it’s manual!  Maybe an MX-5 and S-FR fighter?  Let’s hope so.

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Tiny little Honda generators! 

So cute…

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How complex are new cars?

A couple of the aftermaket companies had cutaways to show their various sensors and other wiring. Not easy to follow, and that wouldn’t even be all of the complexity.

The Hipster’s Dream Car

Small, retro, generates great coffee. If it was sold in Fitzroy it’d be a hit.

Rays wheels

Well-known aftermarket wheel maker RAYS had a range of wheels that would be sure to delight those into the modified car scene – forged, racing and cast versions to choose from.  It’s not just about new cars at the show.

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Honda mini bike

Remember these?  Here’s a new one for your dreams!

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The future of personal transportation?

Everywhere you looked there was a tiny, futuristic looking car.  Here are a few:

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And here’s a cluster of them, or whatever the collective term is. 

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Fiat 500 Biposto

The Fiat 500 is a pocket rocket of fun.  The Abarth is the hot version.  The Biposto is the hot version of the hot version.  And you can buy one in Australia.  Here’s what it looks like:

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Quick Porsches

All Porsches are quick, but, there are three faster versions of already fast cars:

GT3 RS

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911 Carerra 4S

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Robert Pepper travelled to the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show as a guest of Mitsubishi Motors Australia.


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