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    Toyota Supra comes to TAS dressed in 1967 Mustang duds
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    Here's one that's sure to set "teh internets" on fire. A group of students from Saitama University in Japan showed up to the Tokyo Auto Salon with a 2JZ-GE powered MkIV Toyota Supra dressed up like Nick Cage's Eleanor from the very bad to watch Gone in 60 Seconds remake. Not familiar with ...

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    Lexus brings IS F Circuit Club Sports Concept to TAS
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    The Lexus IS F is a curious car. 416 bristling horsepower, one of the world's sweetest-sounding engines and an 8-speed flappy-paddle 'box that shifts faster than you blink are all excellent. However, it looks a little odd, has funny tailpipes and weighs too much. That last little bit - the IS F's ...

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    TAS 2010: Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid concept packing 400-hp 3.3-liter V6, AWD [w/video]
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    Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery
    Back in November, the rumormill was set ablaze when reports began to surface that Toyota was working on a new MR2 packing hybrid power. Today, those rumors have been laid to rest... kinda. In addition to the G Sport Series ...

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    Toyota launching G Sports Series cars at Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]
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    Toyota FT-86 and Prius G Sports Series - Click above for image gallery
    Seems like Toyota is doing everything in its power to shake the fuddy-duddy, emotionless appliance image its built for itself over the last fifteen years or so. First came word that ToMoCo's Mr. Toyoda stated the brand needed ...

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    Honda to show Insight Sports Modulo Concept, more at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Honda Insight Sports Modulo Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the aftermarket scene, SEMA isn't the only show in town. Well, in that particular town – Las Vegas, that is – maybe, but not in the world. Europe's got Essen, and Japan's got the Tokyo Auto Salon. ...

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    Nissan to display nine cars at Tokyo Auto Salon including GT-R Nismo with data-logging
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    With everything going on in January (Detroit Auto Show and CES, just to name two), it's easy to overlook one of the largest tuning expos in the world: The Tokyo Auto Salon. As it's done in previous years, Nissan will have have a large presence at Japan's aftermarket extravaganza, bringing nine ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #150 - Tokyo Motor Show Edition
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    It's Episode #150 of the Autoblog Podcast, and we raided the crypt to give you your buck-and-a-half's worth. Former podcast staples John Neff and Chris Paukert have been unearthed and join Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid, and Dan ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #149
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    Episode #149 of the Autoblog Podcast, the first frost edition, has arrived. The Tokyo Motor Show is coming up, and there have been a couple previews of what to expect there. The Toyota FT-86 concept has had everyone abuzz with ...

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    Formula for Disaster: Ferrari Hyabusa Trike on display in Tokyo
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    Click above to view more of the Ferrari Hyabusa trike
    There have been countless attempts to translate the Ferrari spirit from four wheels to two, ranging from sport bikes to choppers and everything in between. But this is the first we've seen with three wheels. That's right, in case your eyes ...

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    Embrace your inner child with a Lambo ATV
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    Click above for gallery of the Liberty Walk Lambo ATV
    The 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon was loaded with the usual assortment of wild and wacky tuner fare – same as always. But tucked among the cars are hidden treasures like the wee beastie shown above. Liberty Walk/LB Performance are Japanese ...

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    2009 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mugen NSX RR
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mugen NSX RR
    With the NSX successor officially cancelled, Honda tapped long-time motorsports partner Mugen to create a one-off coupe to commemorate the everyday supercar that ended production in 2005. The Mugen NSX RR is stretched to 177.95 inches (almost ...

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    Tokyo Auto Salon 2009: The best from TAS, but first...
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    Click above for a gallery of the NATS GT-K
    With the Detroit Auto Show finally winding down, we can turn our attention to the east (or west, depending on your continental perspective) to take in the motoring madness and engineering wizardry coming out of the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon.Each year, Japan's ...

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    Honda unveils 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Sports Modulo S2000 Concept and friends
    Detroit's not the only auto show kicking off on January 11. The annual Tokyo Auto Salon (think "Japanese SEMA") also kicks off this Sunday, and Honda has announced the vehicle lineup it'll display at Makuhari Messe. ...

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    Mazda bringing Circuit Trial RX-8, Demio and Atenza to Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Click above for a high-res image of the Mazda RX-8 Circuit Trial
    Traditionally, Mazda has a large presence at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and the 2009 show won't be any different. Mazda will have 13 vehicles on hand in January to showcase the automaker's continued commitment to its "zoom-zoom" ...

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    Lexus IS-F racer actually a 2004 Opel Vectra DTM car?
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    Remember that luscious Lexus IS-F racer study that received its fair share of unrequited attention the Tokyo Auto Salon? According to AutoBild, it turns out the car isn't an IS-F racer at all -- well, at least not beyond the hood and fact that it has four doors. The German paper reports that the ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: More models from Japan
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    How could we possibly (remotely) cover an auto show without providing some shots of the lovely ladies that adorn the manufacturer booths? We can't, so Autoblog Chinese stepped up and snapped off some of the fresh faces found on the floor of the Tokyo Auto Salon for your viewing enjoyment. ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mugen Type-RR Experimental Spec
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery.One of the other concepts that graced Mugen's stand in Japan at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon was the Civic Type-RR, which in addition to the obvious replacement of the entire front clip with carbon fiber pieces, also includes a K20A engine that's been ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: Honda Fit F154SC concept by Mugen
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    Click the image above for a gallery of live pics and a few high-res press shots.The Honda Fit has established itself as a viable platform for tuners in Japan and with the apparently minimal amount of love being heaped upon the new Civic Type-R, aftermarket firms are focusing more attention on the ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus IS-F racer unveiled
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    click above for high-res images of the IS F Racing Concept from TASLexus quietly trotted out its IS-F Racing Concept last week at the Tokyo Auto Salon, but despite the official unveiling, more questions than answers remain about the future of the DTM-inspired sedan.According to Winding Road, the ...

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    Tokyo Auto Salon: Mitsubishi Evolution X gets tuner love in Japan
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    Click the image above for more shots of Tokyo Auto Salon's assortment of Evos.There were three main show pieces gracing the halls of the Makuhari Messe over the last few days: the GT-R, the new Subaru Impreza STI and Mitsubishi's Evolution X. Autoblog Chinese snapped off a random assortment of ...

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