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Tokyo Auto Salon Girls 2011


Tokyo Auto Salon Girls 2011

Seeing how you all enjoyed my first 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon Girls post, I thought I would release the 2nd batch to help you get through this stormy winter week. :)

BTW, if you are interested in checking out the cars of the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon, you can find them beautifully categorized on MadWhips.com right here: 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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Tajima EV Mini Sport


Tajima EV mini sport

The Tajima EV Mini Sport is an all electric single seater mini formula 1 looking vehicle price around $23,000 USD (without battery) and weighs 300kgs using steel tube space frame and resin bathtub like body. The EV has a motor output of 0.59KW, delivered to the rear wheels via a drive belt which can be powered by lead or lithium polymer batteries delivering ranges of 25km (lead battery costs $2500 USD) or 90km (lithium battery costs $5500 USD) It produces a top speed of 70km/h. The Tajima Motor Corp is run by Japanese race driver Nobuhiro Tajima.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2010


Tokyo Auto Salon 2010

This post is kind of a big deal ;) because this event marks my 2nd year in a row attending the Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 (Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 Review) and because this post is CarZi.com’s 1000th post!!

Checkout last years Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 Pictures to get a taste of what the Tokyo Auto Salon entails. Check MadWhips.com next weekend for all my photo coverage!

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Toyota FT-86 Concept Pictures & Video – Tokyo 2009


Toyota FT 86 Concept Car Tokyo Motor Show 2009

Toyota officially unveiled their FT-86 concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009. It’s creation previews the joint development between Toyota & Subaru to create a sports car. The FT86 “embodies speed and the excitement of driving that give cars their appeal as well as environmental performance.”

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Lexus LFA Pics, Video and Official Specs


lexus lfa press release pics

Check out the leaked Lexus LFA production and press release pictures and specs leaked ahead of its Tokyo Motor Show debut which hits the land of the rising sun in less than a couple hours!

SPECS:
0-62 MPH (100 km/h): in 3.7 seconds
Top speed: 201.94 MPH
Production: Limited to 500 units
Price: $375,000 USD

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WALD Lexus RX450h Black Bison


WALD Lexus RX350 Black Bison front

The WALD International Black Bison styling kit is now available for the RX450h. In essence what you get is a very aggressive yet stylish front end. The modified front clip gets bigger air inlets and the silver inserts below the fog lamps are a nice touch and stand out like the horns of a Bison. WALD has successfully modified and produced the WALD Nissan GT-R and WALD Lexus IS-F, both of which get full CarZi support!

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Team Taisan Ricky Chiba’s House Pics & Video


team taisan ricky chiba ferrari f40 home

I don’t know very many people who own a Ferrari F40, let alone have their race winning Ferrari F40 hanging upside down on the ceiling (with working headlights) in the bar of their home. This past January 2009 I made my first trip to Japan to photograph the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon Review & 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon Pictures. While in Japan I was presented with the opportunity to house visit Ricky Chiba of Team Taisan!

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Nissan GT-R vs Koenigsegg CCR VIDEO


Nissan GT-R vs Koenigsegg CCR

In case you missed watching the Koenigsegg CCX vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia VIDEO here is another great video of a Nissan GT-R vs Koenigsegg CCR Evolution. Strap on some headphones and enjoy.

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Gazoo Racing Lexus LF-A Photos & Specs

gazoo racing lexus lf-a

For the 2nd year in a row Lexus is planning to enter it’s Lexus LF-A prototype 2 seater supercar in the 24 hour Nurburgring Endurance Race (Officially called the 37th ADAC Zurich 24h-Race 2009) during May 21-24, 2009. Naturally this contender is race equipped with roll cage and special crash/fire friendly gas tank as well as a GT size race wing and other aerodynamic tweaks that you can see from these photos. For those of you new to Gazoo Racing, they are the experts responsible for running the Lexus teams in Japan’s SUPER GT series of races.

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