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10. Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ
Like the 2012 SEMA Show in America, the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon was packed with Toyota and Subaru’s latest sports car. But that’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of other attractions on the Makuhari Messe Convention Center show floor.
Coming in 10th on our list of Top 10 Cars of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon is the Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ. Perhaps what the CR-Z should have been from the factory, minus the rear spoiler, the Mugen RZ is a supercharged hybrid powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder with 153 hp. Five-away adjustable coilovers give the CR-Z the sporty handling it deserves, while the body styling gives the CR-Z a much more attractive design. Too bad Mugen is only planning on selling 300 of them.
Themed builds can often times be a disaster; sometimes attributed to having a bad concept, other times it’s just poor execution. The idea of taking a Lamborghini Murcielago and applying a themed build to it is could be scary, finding out that its inspiration comes from the Zero Fighter planes of the World War II era makes it interesting. Seeing the result though is proof that execution and taste is vital to building any project properly.
Liberty Walk is a tuner based out of Japan, known for their aggressive nature in customizing and this Murcielago is no different. But there’s a big difference between aggressive and gaudy and what this Murcielago is: aggressive and classy. The outside was outfitted with Liberty Walk’s own LB Performance Type 2 body kit and the formerly yellow Murcielago received a matte green treatment with some flat black mixed in to contrast. The color scheme alone already screams military, but the camouflage-patterned lips on the wheels is an awesome touch.
Subtle details include a similar camouflage finish on the brake calipers while the trend continues into the interior. The end product is a very aggressive Murcielago, sitting low on the ground and looking threatening from any angle. We love it!
GALLERY: Liberty Walk’s LB-R Zero Fighter Lamborghini Murcielago
[Source: Jon Sibal]