A Shocking Number of People Want This Fugly Anime Car

This isn't only the most hideous car offered for sale this year on the planet Earth, but also expensive and rare. There's only one of these cars in existence. And nearly six hundred people put in orders to buy it at 7-Elevens in Japan. » 12/03/14 8:00am 12/03/14 8:00am

Miniature Nissan modified to look like vintage Jaguar on Ebay

If you've always wanted the look of a vintage Jaguar but they were too big, left hand drive, unreliable or easy to get parts for in America, one Japanese company created a not so perfect solution. Behold the Mitsuoka Viewt. Built on the body of a Nissan March by a Japanese company that specializes in unique automotive… » 7/30/11 11:00am 7/30/11 11:00am

Mitsuoka Orochi Premium Gold: Please Make It Stop

What does the already-hideous Toyota Camry-powered Mitsuoka Orochi need? What we know it didn't need is an uglier front fascia, ridiculous rear spoiler and pleated Alcantara seats. The Mitsuoka Orochi Premium Gold is the answer to the question nobody asked. » 6/08/10 12:30pm 6/08/10 12:30pm

World's Ugliest Car Made Slightly Less Ugly

The Mitsuoka Orochi is the ugliest car in the world, but the addition of new wheels and a bodykit make this the most attractive example — which is like being the least awkward member of the British Royal Family. [Minds-Farm] » 5/03/10 9:00am 5/03/10 9:00am

Mitsuoka Himiko: The Classiest Mazda Ever

The Mazda MX-5-based Mitsuoka Himiko is surprisingly gorgeous (for a company that makes the Orochi, the ugliest car we've ever seen and the Viewt, the weirdest) but also unsurprisingly familiar.

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Mitsuoka Galue S50 Limo Is Executive Enchantment On Wheels

Mitsuoka is an automaker we've known to build some of the most breathtaking automobiles ever conceived, whether it be the Camry-powered Mitsuoka Orochi » 10/28/08 3:20pm 10/28/08 3:20pm, or the renowned we spotted on the streets of Tokyo. Now we can add another name to that list of exceptionally styled cars which exemplify the virtues of proportion,…

Top Gear Drives Mitsuoka Orochi, Proves It's Still The Ugliest Car In…

If you haven't seen this week's blisteringly fast episode of Top Gear already and you plan on doing so without having plot details spoiled, you should probably ignore this post in its entirety. The rest of you should hit the jump. » 7/28/08 4:01am 7/28/08 4:01am

PCH, Hemi Transplant Edition: Clenet II or Mitsuoka Viewt?

The last time we set foot in the Hell That Is Project, the blown Kaiser Manhattan just barely beat the blown VW Corrado, showing that heartbreaking dilemmas can be fun! For today, I wanted to pick a couple of glitz-heavy high-roller machines, but there's something important missing from all the ones I could find for… » 1/21/08 5:45pm 1/21/08 5:45pm

How to Escape Microcar-Attacking Ninjas on Roller Skates



The constant threat of Ninja attack is something we all have to live with on a daily basis. For years now, the common man has been getting caught in the crossfire of the ongoing Ninja versus Pirate wars. An attack from either side could come at any time so it pays to be eternally vigilant. This educational video… » 1/07/08 12:00pm 1/07/08 12:00pm

Tokyo Motor Show: The Mitsuoka Orochi Is Still The Ugliest "Super Car"…

As we get ready for next week's LA Auto Show, we're working on cleaning our SEMA and Tokyo Motor Show pictures off our camera. The first ones from Tokyo we need to get rid of — for fear we'll break our shiny black DSLR due to accidentally dropping it while retching — are our newest shots of the Orochi, a mid-engined… » 11/05/07 9:15am 11/05/07 9:15am

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… » 10/22/07 3:30pm 10/22/07 3:30pm

Hello Little Cars: The Mitsuoka Micro

The dark wizards at Mitsuoka Motors — builders of the "yuck, what's that in its mouth" Orochi supercar — are planning a new roadster for tight, urban spaces. How small is it? It's so small, it only requires an ing space (you'll get it later). Actually, the Micro is 400 lbs, has a 50cc engine (seriously) and is sold… » 10/03/06 3:25pm 10/03/06 3:25pm