ULTIMATE JDM SHOWDOWN – TOKYO AUTO SALON 2014

Published on January 29th, 2014

Whatever you hear about Tokyo Auto Salon, it is never a doubt that it is the best place to see the ultimate JDM modding scene. The Japanese market is so dense with their own car making industry that it  naturally spawns these awesome tuners and aftermarket parts makers for it. And by just looking at the grand scale of the event, you know how big it is has been.

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This year, the car makers took the opportunity to extend the launch of their new products in their tuned and modified forms to the audience at Tokyo Auto Salon. Modification, in a sense, was the main reason the event took place. Almost all of the new cars there were presented with modding options to spark ideas and interest across the halls.

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Ideas, innovations and new technology were displayed from various tuning houses, from the established to the new ones testing out the market locally and abroad as it is an international event after all.

This year, we could see a countless number of the famous boxer engined Toyota 86, FRS or the BRZ in various fabulous guises. From rally, touring, drag, drift and even stylista, the baby flat four is there to suit your visual desires. It must be the favorable car in Japan right now.

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Nissan and Lexus took this opportunity to display their new touring cars for the SuperGT this year with their new GTR and the Lexus IS models. And the Nissan’s Nismo GTR was a hit too.

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Meanwhile at the Daihatsu booth, the new Kopen pulls in the crowd replacing the Copen. Not just a change in the letter but the whole design was revamped to suit the use of its existing users from what it has been to the previous Copen owners,  a mini race car as well as a fun hard top cabrio.

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And the show wouldn’t be complete without the mods done to the signature Japanese kei cars. They mod their kei cars just as good as the performance and exotics in every aspect there is. And these kei cars put the fun in the Japanese modding scene with their quirky and vibrantly colourful appearance.

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The Japanese classics made their way to the show as well as a few names like Rocky Auto and Star Road who put out an awesome display of their magnificently restored Kenmaries, Hakosukas, Celicas and the 270z to name a few. The last few breed of the carburettors and hotrods on the scene.

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Overall, the JDM scene here at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Makuhari Messe, Chiba is the best there is to portray how awesome it is to be a driver in Japan. The modding options are vast and you can go crazy on doing your car without worrying about trends or the law. We simply envy you.

words: Jeo pix: Haznajims | Add | PR

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