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

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