Initially i had wanted to compile a number of Japanese autos together into a single post but as i casually scrolled through my photos, it quickly dawned on me that such a post might not just be a nightmare to put together but will probably end in tears for mobile users on limited data plan. So, let’s all take a step back and allow me to curate these articles for your viewing enjoyment.
Rather unsurprisingly, Toyota, being Japan’s largest automobile manufacturer, had one of the biggest representations in the Tokyo Auto Salon. And with the Toyobaru twins still a hot favorite amongst tuners and keen drivers alike, there were plenty of the Hachiroku-RZs to go around.
Like the KM4SH cars above.
Aimgain also joined in the wide body brigade.
TRD also showcased a fleet of hopped up 86s. From street oriented builds…
…To more track focused machinery.
Or when neither street nor tarmac is widely available.
Sitting in Super Autobacs’ booth was this very good looking Avest kitted 86.
Bling enough for ya? Blitz’s 86 was one sweet chrome wrapped ride.
EastCloud’s 86 also had some interesting internals from Blitz.
That yellow paint! That V8! This can only be JUN!
One of the most serious 86 builds. Sure would be nice to hear this one fire up.
Kansai Service’s 86 kept it clean and stylish.
EMC’s car with INGS bodywork.
A Rowen kitted 86 sitting on Valenti wheels.
Wheels all off for this ZN6 at Toyota’s booth.
A somewhat controversial livery maybe? Or am i just too sensitive?
ST-garage’s Hachi wearing wheels from Weds.
Bridgestone’s ZN6 with Varis’ wide bodywork looked mean.
A closer look at the Varis’ front wings.
A more purposeful but less showy style.
Weld’s very clean and very well built 86 getting some touch ups at the start of the day. Just look at the that engine!
Not willing to sit in Toyota’s shadow, there were also a number of BRZs.
Exedy went all the way with their street livery.
Club BRZ has some more “lifestyle” oriented cars.
Spot anything you like in there?
The original 86, this one more legendary than others. Does it look familiar to you?
One of the show stealers, this pair of fully carbon clad 86s from Impulse. The rising Sun graphic made from CF is just totally wild.
This being the Tokyo Auto Salon, there were plenty of Crowns around as well. With Toyota themselves offering a palette of very interesting funky colors, it remains to be seen how well buyers will take to them. I’m sure the Bippu-fans will love em though. Especially the pink one.
It’s going to be hard to top white though as shown by (ironically named) Black Fleet and Black Pearl.
Aimgain stayed true to VIP’s roots with a stunning black example.
T-Style also showcasing their VIP prowess with a pair of different generation Celsiors.
Celsior gone wild.
Fancy an Aristo?
URAS’ JZX100, built to go sideways really quickly and with lots of smokey smokey action i reckon.
Another JZX100 and looking suspiciously like one we saw in Odaiba. This is another Weld car, built in collaboration with Fatlace. The graphics along the sides looked stonking for sure.
Final Konnexion’s Mark X looked insane!
Eco-warriors in desperate need of some style can look towards AMS.
Finishing off, we have the recently launched hydrogen powered Toyota Mirai. Still horribly ugly.