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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Mitsuoka Motor is a coachbuilder. They take production cars and replace the bodywork with their own creations. Their unconventional style gives a retro look intended to imitate early American and European cars. This approach has earned them a spot as the 10th largest Japanese automaker.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'll let you draw your own conclusion when it comes to the Mitsuoka Orochi.
The Orochi made its debut at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car was based on the Acura NSX. A convertible, dubbed the Orochi Nude Top, was unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show.
The production version started delivery in January of 2007 and was powered by a Toyota V6 producing about 240hp. Production was limited to 400 units per year, spread over a four year run.
Get behind the wheel with James May and enjoy this quirky car before the YouTube algorithm takes this unauthorized video down.