Naming Cars After Katabatic Winds

This churning seascape off the coast of Antarctica, not a place you’d think of as the hotbed of car culture, shows in fact an undercurrent of automotive nomenclature: the katabatic wind. Blowing from the Aleutian to the Adriatic, katabatic winds have inspired a wealth of car names over the past 50 years, names of cars… » 1/04/12 2:30pm 1/04/12 2:30pm

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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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

The Ten Ugliest Cars Sold Outside The United States

We've already shown you our list of the ten ugliest cars currently sold in the United States. Although epic, it meant exclusion of some fantastically ugly cars sold only on the international marketplace. Until now. After scouring the globe from Australia to Russia, these are the ten top cars that make us want to run… » 7/25/08 12:00pm 7/25/08 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