Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car

Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car
A massive typhoon had just blanketed the majority of Japan in torrential rain, and shortly after letting-up, my wife tells me that we were going shopping. Unsure as to whether anything would be open I opted to tag along, secretly hoping to discover another interesting Japanese automobile.
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The MX-30 Is Mazda’s First Production EV, and It Looks Nifty

The MX-30 Is Mazda’s First Production EV, and It Looks Nifty
If there’s one consistent theme here at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, it’s that electrification is a key part of almost every automaker’s go-forward strategy. Among the companies showing off EVs was Mazda, a company who heretofore has stuck strictly with internal combustion engines. The new Mazda MX-30 isn’t just some far-off concept either – it’s an actual vehicle which is headed for production in 2020.
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A Gulf Livery Jeep Trackhawk is the Best Trackhawk

A Gulf Livery Jeep Trackhawk is the Best Trackhawk
Jeep makes a very cool SUV in the form of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This beast is an SUV aimed at hauling people during the week and hauling ass on the weekend at the dragstrip. It has a 707 hp supercharged Hellcat V8 under the hood, making 645 lb-ft of torque.
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Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept: This is What 2030 Looks Like

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept: This is What 2030 Looks Like
I’m here at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, meeting with Toyota and Lexus to see what sort of new vehicles they have in the works. A big focus of this year’s show is on the future of mobility, so it’s less about what cars you can buy in 2020, but where technology is headed in the years beyond.
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Toyota Copen GR Sport Is a Tiny Convertible Built for Fun

Toyota Copen GR Sport Is a Tiny Convertible Built for Fun
The Daihatsu Copen is a car that you’ll never see on the roads in the US, but it’s not an uncommon sight on the streets of Japan. Now, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing has taking their turn at upgrading the tiny convertible into something a bit more fun.
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The ICON Derelict Hudson Is an Art Deco Beauty

The ICON Derelict Hudson Is an Art Deco Beauty
The Hudson Motor Car Company was a Detroit-based car company that built sedans and coupes from 1909 until 1954, until they eventually merged with Nash, to become part of AMC. Now Jonathan Ward and the restomod experts at ICON have transformed a classic 1949 Hudson Super Six Coupe by giving it modern internals, and refining it’s striking art deco looks. Preserving the car’s classically low and streamlined bodywork, the ICON Derelict Hudson has been updated with new chassis elements engineered by Art Morrison.
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2020 Audi A6 allroad Gets a Lift for Off-road Prowess

2020 Audi A6 allroad Gets a Lift for Off-road Prowess
Not too long ago, we learned that Audi’s badass RS6 Avant wagon would be coming to the US for 2020. Now, we’ve got a different variant of the station wagon heading stateside for the first time in a while.
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From the Vaults: DeLorean DMC-12 Sales Video

From the Vaults: DeLorean DMC-12 Sales Video
While most of us associate the short-lived DeLorean DMC-12 with Back to the Future, there was a time when the DeLorean Motor Company thought the car would be a huge success with sports car enthusiasts. Here’s a look at how DMC pitched the car to its prospective dealers back in 1981, including its innovative design, construction and lofty safety and fuel economy ambitions.
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This Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is the Best Use of a Minivan Ever

This Star Trek Shuttlecraft Car Is the Best Use of a Minivan Ever
Not every vehicle needs to be a six-figure supercar to be amazing. Take, for instance this custom built Star Trek shuttlecraft on wheels that was photographed by Redditor Kalvious. Trekkies will immediately recognize this as the shuttlecraft Goddard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. 
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2021 Toyota Yaris Gets Big Upgrades, New Platform

2021 Toyota Yaris Gets Big Upgrades, New Platform
Because it’s an entry-level vehicle, the Toyota Yaris is one of those cars that doesn’t get a ton of love from the automotive media. But it’s a wildly popular car, and in general, quite reliable. I had a friend who managed to put about 180,000 miles on her 2008 Yaris before she eventually traded it in earlier this year.
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Uniti One Is a Pure EV City Car Bound for Europe

Uniti One Is a Pure EV City Car Bound for Europe
If you live in anywhere in Europe, you know that gasoline prices can be a real horror show. Combined with the obvious environmental concerns about vehicle emissions, an electric vehicle seems like a more and more appealing option – especially for city commuters.
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Slot Car Racing POV

Slot Car Racing POV
Sure, we’re all about real cars here on 95Octane, but we occasionally enjoy playing with toy cars too. So sit back and enjoy for the next five minutes or so, and watch and hear what it would be like to sit behind the driver’s seat of a scale electric slot car.
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This Watch Tells Time in PSI

This Watch Tells Time in PSI
Until airless tires become a regular occurrence, most of us are stuck having to keep our tires filled with good old compressed air (or nitrogen). If we want our vehicles to be safe, perform well, and to maximize fuel economy, they need to have the right amount of air pressure in them as well.
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2021 Toyota Mirai Concept Is a Major Upgrade

2021 Toyota Mirai Concept Is a Major Upgrade
First revealed back in 2013, the Toyota Mirai is innovative in that it’s one of the few consumer vehicles on the road which runs on hydrogen power. Its systems then convert that hydrogen to electricity to drive its motor, and emitting only a little bit of water as its sole tailpipe emission.
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The Nissan GT-R Is Still Amazing at 50

The Nissan GT-R Is Still Amazing at 50
The Nissan GT-R first came on the scene all the way back in 1969 as the Skyline GT-R. After five successive generations, and a five year hiatus from 2002 to 2007, the Skyline gave way to the GT-R, which has seen a couple of revamps, first in 2011, and again in 2017.
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