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Rival Tuners Got Into It At The 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon Over Minutes Of Loud Revving

The Tokyo Auto Salon is a show that always delivers on bright lights, crazy builds, loud cars and occasionally loud egos too. TAS2020 was my sixth time at Japan’s biggest tuner show and in previous years it was the cars that grabbed the limelight. However, during the pack up after the final day of this […]

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Japan’s Best-Selling Minivan Is Smarter Than It Looks

Remember Nissan? Yeah it’s still around, but you don’t hear much from it lately. That might have something to do with recent, erm, developments within its management. Nissan’s flagship sports cars have been around for almost a decade, god knows what it’s doing with Infiniti, and while Nissan is committed to the EV…Read more… Continue […]

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Japan’s Best-Selling Minivan Is Smarter Than It Looks

Remember Nissan? Yeah it’s still around, but you don’t hear much from it lately. That might have something to do with recent, erm, developments within its management. Nissan’s flagship sports cars have been around for almost a decade, god knows what it’s doing with Infiniti, and while Nissan is committed to the EV…Read more… Continue […]

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Japan Wants You To Stop Buying All Its Skyline GT-Rs

Being in the export and import business in Japan pays off. As sketchy as that might sound, Japan exports a little over a million used cars every year. Most of these cars are pretty unremarkable, bound for emerging markets and New Zealand. But a small percentage of cars leaving Japan every year are held dear […]

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The Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z Is The 370Z To End All 370Zs

It’s SEMA time, so you all know what that means. Ridiculous aftermarket parts and hugely modified, one-off cars that we’ll never be able to buy or own ourselves. Like this Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z. At least it looks cool and makes a lot of power.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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This Is What It’s Like To Drive A Mercedes S600 With An F1 Exhaust

Unlike other shops who might send build updates, Sasaki-san simply set to work and finished the job. There was no unnecessary correspondence; he didn’t do anything beyond what was asked of him. We had no idea if the exhaust would sound the same as the original, the one that went viral, the old Mercedes that […]

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Meet The Quiet Japanese Tuner Who Makes Your Old Mercedes Sound Like An F1 Car

In the city of Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, you’ll be lucky to find a nondescript garage. There’s no signage, branding, or any indication that magic happens here. This is Technical Garage Sasaki, home to the man behind Brilliant Exhaust, one of the wildest exhaust tuners anywhere in the world.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Daihatsu Copen XPlay Brings Back Weird Sports Cars

Sports cars these days are too grown up. What happened to the weird little niches that used to exist? Sure, cars like the Fiat Barchetta, Nissan Figaro, Pontiac Solstice, Ford Puma, and Mazda AZ-3 were never going to become sales success stories nor are they going to be displayed on a Concours lawn anytime soon. […]

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