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Toyota Yaris Turbo Concept Revealed: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

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It certainly won’t be grabbing headlines like the twincharged GT 86, but a turbocharged Yaris unveiled today at the Tokyo Auto Salon is a more realistic look at future product. Continue Reading...

Lexus LS F-Sport by Five Axis Video, First Look: 2012 SEMA Show

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How good does the Lexus LS F Sport by Five Axis look? Let’s just say not too many folks were paying a lot of attention to the LFA Nurburgring edition it was parked next to at the SEMA Show today. Continue Reading...

Hyundai “Velocity” Veloster is a Skunk Works Project With Cosworth Tuning: 2012 SEMA Show

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Comfortably overshadowing Hyundai’s RE:MIX special edition Veloster production car unveiled today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is another Veloster built by Hyundai staff, though with a little help from Cosworth. Continue Reading...

NISMO Tuned March, Juke and Leaf Concepts On Display at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Hinting at a possible tuner version of the new March/Micra sub-compact, Nissan has revealed a NISMO concept model at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Standing alongside similar NISMO-tuned versions of the Leaf and Juke, the March NISMO Concept gets the expected goodies. Included in the package are lighter forged wheels and an upgraded (and lowered) suspension,… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Tuner Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

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To say there’s a strong tuner car culture for hybrids in Japan might be a bit too generous. Oh, there’s no doubt the Japanese love to modify the cars, but perhaps the term “customization” is more accurate. At this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon there was the usual selection of Prius model with wild bodykits and… Continue Reading...

Wacky Tuner Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

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At Japan’s annual Tokyo Auto Salon, they’d call our list of the Top 10 Worst Cars of SEMA tame. Sure we documented some atrocities during our time at North America’s largest aftermarket expo, but it’s hard to compete with a diorama of an army soldier apparently shooting baby dolls on the tonneau cover of a… Continue Reading...

Lexus LFA by TWS Forged Sports Viper ACR Sized Spoiler: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Aftermarket wheel manufacturer TWS Forged obviously liked what they saw when Toyota unveiled the Nurburgring Edition Lexus LFA. Sporting a more track-oriented aerodynamic kit and a functional rear spoiler, that package (even in its shocking orange paint scheme) now looks tame compared to the modified LFA on display at the TWS booth at the Tokyo… Continue Reading...

Nissan Shows Off 10 Car Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

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Nissan has announced an extensive 10-car lineup for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon including everything from modified minivans to GT-R race car. Following roughly a month after the Tokyo Motor Show, the salon is in many ways Japan’s version of SEMA, giving aftermarket tuners and race shops a chance to show their wares. In the… Continue Reading...
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