Japan

A Shiny Aventador Sets Fire to the Night

A Shiny Aventador Sets Fire to the Night
In 2013, Tokyo-based filmmaker Luke Huxham made a short documentary called Underground Hero: Love to Hate Me, about the super car subculture in Japan in which alleged Yakuza gang members customize their Lambos to insane levels.
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Mitsuoka Roadster: Miata with a Monocle

Mitsuoka Roadster: Miata with a Monocle
I really like the sporty Mazda MX-5. And I am a huge fan of the lines on the classic British Morgan Roadster. But Mitsuoka Motors of Japan’s new attempt to create a mash-up of the two leaves me a bit mystified.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition Won’t Come to the US

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition Won’t Come to the US
Mitsubishi has been making the Lancer Evolution for a long time, and we all know things aren’t going well at company. Sales are plummeting, and somewhere along the way the bean counters made the decision to end the only cool car they make.
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The Streets of Japan: Exotic Cars and Bikes in 4K

The Streets of Japan: Exotic Cars and Bikes in 4K
Tokyo, Japan is well known for its car scene, which truly comes to life when the sun goes down. This awesomely shot short film created to promote GoPro’s 4K-capable HERO4 action camera puts us in the middle of Tokyo’s car and motorcycle culture, as we meet owners of Lamborghinis, RWB Porsches, Hayabusa motorcycles and Kaido Racers, and learn about what drives their passion.
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Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Gets Re-released in Japan

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Gets Re-released in Japan
The rugged and iconic Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series went out of release in Japan in 2004, but apparently there’s been enough demand for the 4×4 that Toyota will be bringing back the truck in limited quantities to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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Wet Drifting Ebisu in an R32 Skyline

Wet Drifting Ebisu in an R32 Skyline
Rain on the ground can definitely give you more distance and cooler tires when drifting, but can also make it much more challenging to control your car. But a little rain doesn’t dissuade a drifter as skilled as Alexi from Noriyaro.com,
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Three Ladies and Their Lambos

Three Ladies and Their Lambos
While it’s common to associate supercars with masculinity, it’s definitely not a fair assumption that women can’t enjoy fast cars too. In this clip from Steve’s POV over in Japan, he starts out having a lunch with three lovely ladies under a cherry blossom tree, but if that’s not enough, it turns out all three ladies drive Lamborghini Gallardos.
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Daihatsu Copen to Offer Interchangeable Body Panels

Daihatsu Copen to Offer Interchangeable Body Panels
While Daihatsu never really took off as a brand here in the U.S., the company is still popular in Japan and other parts of Asia, and continues to produce vehicles there. In addition, the Japanese company has actually been the maker of some Scion models for years, as they both function as divisions of Toyota.
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Outsiders: A Feature Film About Japan’s Drift Culture

Outsiders: A Feature Film About Japan’s Drift Culture
A couple of years back, Trackday Films created this fascinating full-length documentary which takes us deep into the world of the drift scene in Japan. Driftworks‘ Phil Morrison and James Robinson set out on a mission with filmmaker Al Clark and guide Mitto Steele to find the the origins of drifting. 
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Full Service Fill-up: Japanese Style

Full Service Fill-up: Japanese Style
Full-serve gas stations are but a distant memory for most of the U.S., but in Tokyo, the tradition is alive and well. In this video by Steve’s POV, he gets a chance to spend some time working the pumps, and shows us some of the services that are offered to drivers when they gas up.
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LED Lambos Light up Tokyo

LED Lambos Light up Tokyo
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about cars in Japan is that there’s a crazy nighttime custom car subculture. In this video, we meet a group of these drivers as they show off their exceptionally flashy Lamborghinis (and a Ferrari), several of which have been bestowed with an arsenal of bright and colorful LEDs and strobe lights.
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Honda : Super Ultra Daydreams

Honda : Super Ultra Daydreams
Concept cars run the gamut from being insanely futuristic or avant garde ideas which never make it into production to designs that are extremely close to an actual production vehicle. And while not every concept car leads to an actual roadworthy ride, most of them are at least fun to look at.
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Car Maniacs: Life with Le Mans

Car Maniacs: Life with Le Mans
A fascinating and beautifully shot short film by Maiham-Media and Motorhead.jp about three automotive enthusiasts who drive cars previously used in Le Mans racing. More specifically, a track-ready Mazda 767B, a Jaguar XJ220LM and a Porsche 962C.
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