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 |  Jan 14 2010, 10:14 PM

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We have been following the ASI Ferrari F430 design since its initial concept stages and we were excited to finally spot a finished product in person. ASI is famous for some very wild creations, includig a matte-white widebody Bentley Continental GT, which debuted at the SEMA Show several years back.

Unveiled in the Forgiato booth at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, the ASI Ferrari F430 is certainly more impressive in person than in any photos we’ve seen up until now. The aggressive yet clean styling further accents the already curvaceous lines of the Ferrari F430, while some of the more wild parts of the aero kit lend a race car-like feel to the car. Plus, there’s a nice set of Scuderia stripes to add to the package.

With the F458 Italia on the horizon, believe it or not, the F430 will soon begin to look dated and so tuners like ASI are eager to produce parts that will help owners stand out – for better or worse.

GALLERY: ASI Ferrari F430

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: G’s Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept

Toyota shows off another FT-86 Concept

 |  Jan 14 2010, 10:09 PM

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Toyota has recently announced its G Sports conversion car series that will be sold through Toyota-brand dealers in Japan throughout 2010. These G’s series vehicles are designed for owners interested in having a unique vehicle and several of them took center stage at Toyota’s booth at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon. We have heard plenty about Toyota’s FT-86 and the company’s G’s version stole the show. Dozens gathered around the car during exclusive media hours in order to see it up close and personal. Plenty of carbon fiber accents can be seen on this extremely stylish and polished design, making this FT-86 Concept even more impressive than the original.

Along with the standard carbon fiber goodies, there’s a vented carbon fiber hood and a massive rear spoiler. We also noticed an aggressive new exhaust setup.

With this concept Toyota continues to build interest in the FT-86, which is believed will head to production shortly. The car is rumored to be powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru boxer engine with Toyota heads, delivering around 200-hp. Toyota is hoping this model will be a hit with enthusiasts, tuners and help get a younger demographic into its showrooms.

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept

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GALLERY: Toyota GT-86 G Sports Concept Official Pics

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