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: 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 as"… » 10/23/07 4:30pm 10/23/07 4:30pm

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


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

Down on the Street...in Tokyo: Mitsuoka Galue-ii

A combination of childlike curiosity and jet laggy sleeplessness pressed the more adventurous of us out into Tokyo's streets at 3:30AM for random exploration goodness. After wondering the winding and narrow roads, and being propositioned for many a "special massage" in Roppongi, I noticed this gem in Higashi, a Mitsuoka… » 10/22/07 3:30pm 10/22/07 3:30pm

Honda CB1100F Concept - Bringing Sexy Back

We'd like to welcome the return of the big standards. It seems that the drought of standard bikes in favor of rockets is finally ending. Honda dipped its toe in with GB550 a decade ago, then Triumph, er... triumphantly returned to the market with the remade Bonnies; now that Ducati is donning the mantel all hell is… » 10/22/07 2:12pm 10/22/07 2:12pm

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 to … » 10/09/07 6:45am 10/09/07 6:45am