You can’t have a Tokyo Auto Salon without some full on JDM flagship power builds and where better to start than with Japan’s giant slayer, the Nissan GT-R.
This being TAS, there were of course many GT-Rs around, all packing big numbers on their spec sheets. But non are more purposeful than the pure-bred factory racers from Nissan, in both Super GT and GT3 racing form.
Calsonic’s iconic livery.
Another Super GT contender, this time from S Road.
Another iconic livery, Yokohama Advan style.
Sitting the other end of the spectrum, this is as stock a GT-R as it gets in the Tokyo Auto Salon. A GT-R Nismo special. Code-name: “Bloody Expensive”.
No stranger to massive power builds and crazy late night high speed runs, this is Top Secret.
Some say the cars don’t get painted Top Secret’s iconic Gold until they’ve reached Smokey’s level of satisfaction.
Just when i’m about to take pictures of Wing Takeo’s car, some girls in itsy bitty shorts walk by and ruins the shot.
That’s better! Or maybe not? Hey girls come back!
Do-Luck’s very good looking GT-R.
Kansai Service and TM Works also rocked white just as effectively.
Bold World going for a more aesthetic approach to GT-R tuning. How low can you go? (Without sacrificing drive-ability, unless you’re on air ride but still… Alright let’s move on)
Kuhl-Racing’s R35 also went for more visual impact at Work wheels’s booth.
All in the details…
With so many R35s around, you could be forgiven for almost thinking the previous generation of the Godzilla have been forgotten. Almost…
Staying on brand, here’s Evolve’s Z34.
D1 workhorse. Otherwise known as the “S-chassis”.
A very handsome S15 by Moze Racing. Widened and sitting on some really fat wheels.
Another S15, this one really needs no introduction.
Cockpit’s S13 with what looks like a full on carbon body. From Cockpit.
Blitz’s G-series Skyline had some big tailpipes and an interesting F1-style 3rd brake light.
Yet to be officially launched, Honda’s NSX has been hard at work pounding the tracks.
Less show, more go! CRZ-GT racer.
This on the other hand i’m guessing goes as well as it looks. Pity the S2000 is no more, such a fine looking car.
Rocket Bunny NSX!
Hard to believe that the basic shape of the NSX has been around with us for almost 25 years right? Still looks amazing today.
The end of an era. Mitsubishi’s Evo X Final Concept.
A sad but fitting farewell to the Evolution with orders recently made available for buyers.
The Lancer Evolution’s end of production also means the Impreza WRX STi will be the last one standing from their decades old feud.
Varis showcasing Subaru’s flat-4 platform.
The Rotary specialists, RE Amemiya.
Another Rocket Bunny, this time an FD. Very good looking i must say.
No prizes for guessing what this car is built to do.
On the topic of crazy Rotarys, i shall end off with Mad Mike’s quad-rotored dorifto machine! I wonder how much fuel it uses…