Tag Archives: Japan

The McLaren F1 vs. Toyota Supra vs. Porsche 911 GT2 vs. Nissan Skyline GT-R Race of Your Dreams Already Exists

The McLaren F1 is a car you love. The Toyota Supra is a car you love. The Porsche 911 GT2 is a car you love. The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a car you love. The Toyota MR2 is a car you love(?). The Acura NSX (in this case, technically Honda NSX) is a car you love. Here’s all of them racing against each other. Really.

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Proud Parents Present Their ‘Idiot Son’ To The Drifting World

The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…

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I Lived With a Japanese Kei Car for a Week and This Is What I Found Out

More than 1.8 million people in Japan bought new kei-cars in 2017, meaning one in three new cars sold in Japan last year had engines with only 660cc. The kei-car is very much a uniquely Japanese product that only seems to only make sense in Japan. So what’s it really like to live with one? I found out.

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Trump Wants More American Cars in Japan, Which Will Never Happen

More high hopes and impossible dreams from the Trump administration, China’s electric future, Tesla’s strict NDA practices target unions and much, much more for The Morning Shift on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

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Take a Peek Inside the World of Roulettezoku, Japan’s Highway Racers

Japan is known for its incredible array of street racing subcultures, but those of us in the western world have probably never heard of Roulettezoku.

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Japan Testing Miniature Space Elevator Near the International Space Station

A Japanese team is testing a small prototype space elevator, according to news reports. It’s certainly not the fantastical, many-kilometer-long cable of science fiction, but it demonstrates that at least someone is serious about this tech.

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Here’s How Japan Does a Giant Mazda Rotary Party

Every now and then there’ll be a weekend where the whole world gets together and dials its car culture all the way to 11—or in this case, seven. That’s what 7s Day is; a giant celebration of Mazda rotary engines on the weekend of July 7 and 8 that happens in many cities, including New York. But here’s what went down…

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One Of The Best Reasons To Visit Japan Got Even Better This Year

In Japan, the festival for all things cars at the foot of Mount Fuji is quickly becoming one of the must-see events on the motoring calendar, right up there with the Tokyo Auto Salon and the Suzuka Sound of Engine. That event, the Motor Fan Festa, was a lot like last year’s—only a lot better.

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Here’s What We Don’t Normally Show You About All Those Cool Japanese Drift Cars

The internet at large remains obsessed with the big flick reverse entry style of drifting big in Japan with Naoki Nakamura, Team BURST and the little circuit Meihan. It always looks amazing how the cars bush up against the wall, flirting with destruction, looking like they’re about to crash. Here’s what you don’t…

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When Will Automakers Finally Produce A Pod Car For The People And Make My Dreams Come True

At motor shows, though usually in Tokyo, automakers from Toyota to Chevy frequently unveil very tiny concepts that, they promise, will definitely be produced some time in the future. Call them pod cars. And yet we still haven’t seen one.

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