Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Liberty ★ Walk

As we come towards the tail end of our 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon coverage, it’s time to feature one of the hottest names in the aftermarket industry today. Of course, we are talking about Liberty Walk! While widebody conversions are by no means a new thing even before they came on the scene, i think it’s fair to say that Liberty Walk’s insane exotic builds and extremely charismatic and passionate founder have played a key role in powering this style of aesthetics onto mainstream audiences Worldwide. Heck, just a week ago, they were at the Geneva Motor Show. I think they are probably the first Japanese tuners to do so!

Back on their home turf, they brought along a lovely selection of cars to showcase at their fantastic booth.

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Speaking of which, LB had a pretty crazy space at the Auto Salon with a full DJ deck setup rocking tunes throughout the day.

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This giant scale model (with an equally giant price tag) was sold later in the day.

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First up, this gorgeous Mclaren 650S. Given the full widebody treatment and stanced low to the ground. It takes quite a lot of guts to take a knife to exotics but Kato-san does not hold back, the end results often speak for themselves though and i think the Liberty Walk look on this 650S works fantastically well, especially with the Harrods-esque Mclaren F1 tribute paint scheme.

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This 650S was one of the cars that made it up to Geneva Switzerland and believe or not, the designers from Mclaren were actually on site happily taking pictures of Kato-san’s creation, much to his delight of course.

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The other car that was flown over? Their latest build, a brand-spanking-new Ferrari 488GTB. It was hidden away on the first day i attended, so i HAD to make a return trip.

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Here it is in all its glory.

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Love it or hate it, it provokes a reaction, much like art.

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Imagine indeed.

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Another Ferrari build, this time an F430.

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Not all cars at LB’s booth were exotics though as Kato-san usually brings one or two nostalgic Japanese cars to the event. Highlight for this year was a rather off-beat RX3, given a more traditional Shakotan-style look. Don’t forget your roots!

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Shakotan boogie!

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Kato’s personal Fairlady was on show too. This time rocking Airrex’s digital air suspension. It looked fantastic.

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Of course you can’t forget the cars that LB Performance are most famous for, Lamborghini.

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This Huracan was quick to get some LB Performance!

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Liberty Walk cars were also seen at other locations dotted around the event halls, like this pair of blue beauties over at Azzure-Motoring’s booth.

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Surrounding the main booth were also a selection of Liberty Walk cars. Even this Audi was rocking some LB flavour!

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The one that caught my eye though was this badass Mercedes C63 Coupe, also rocking Airrex’s digital air suspension setup.

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How low can you go?

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Gorgeous.

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