Tokyo Motor Show: BMW Confirms New Model Based on CS Platform

Here at the Tokyo auto show, in between sips from metal cans of coffee bought at vending machines, we heard BMW bosses confirm a new model based on the platform introduced with the CS concept. That's the sport four-door prototype shown earlier this year in Shanghai. No details yet, though insiders say it could show up… » 10/23/07 11:22pm 10/23/07 11:22pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro Concept Car Revealed

Ben just snagged us some pictures of the live reveal of Audi's hybrid A1 Metroproject Quattro concept, just revealed here at the Tokyo Auto Show. If you'll remember from the press shots, the A1 concept was all about the dual-drive system — under the hood there's a 150 bhp 1.4-liter TFSI engine with power directed to… » 10/23/07 10:41pm 10/23/07 10:41pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Portable Toilet Unveiled

Of all the unveilings we've been waiting for out of this year's Tokyo Auto Show, none gets our bowels moving more than the news we just heard out of Kaneko Sangyo Co yesterday. The Japanese company claims it's developed "a portable toilet for use inside a car that totally conceals the user with a curtain." It's called… » 10/23/07 6:00pm 10/23/07 6:00pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Honda S2000 Type S Is The Honda S2000 Club Racer

We guess we'll be seeing the live reveal of the JDM Honda S2000 Type S in just a few short hours if these grainy press images are any indication. The Type S looks to be based on the Honda S2000 Club Racer which made its debut at the New York Motor Show earlier this year. In fact, by "based on" we really mean "the same… » 10/23/07 4:30pm 10/23/07 4:30pm

2009 NIssan GT-R Revealed On Japanese Television, Black Bra Still Snugly Attached

Although the lingerie is still snugly fitted to the front and rear end of the 2009 Nissan GT-R, Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn wheeled it into a Japanese studio and out on the racetrack the other day to show off the hot sake sports-car to the TV-viewing public. We'll be seeing it revealed live ourselves in just one… » 10/22/07 6:00pm 10/22/07 6:00pm

The 2007 Tokyo Auto Show is Turning Jalopnikese

Well, there's now two of us here in Tokyo ready to make the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show the number-one-super-best auto show in the land of the rising sun. Ben and I got in late in the afternoon yesterday and after spending some time with Adam Frucci of Gizmodo fame last night and getting acquainted with — umm — not a whole… » 10/22/07 9:30am 10/22/07 9:30am

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Car

While the first concept of what will end up being eighteen concepts to be revealed from Honda at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month was all warm and cuddly, the second concept Honda revealed last night is the CR-Z — a next-generation lightweight sports car concept that stands for "Compact Renaissance Zero" and meant… » 10/09/07 6:45am 10/09/07 6:45am