The 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon just wrapped up yesterday. Since most of us find it a tad difficult to drop everything to hop on a plane and attend this annual JDM lovefest, we are doing you the favor of letting you live vicariously through a few choice smartphone pictures.
This year's Mugen / Honda display emphasized heritage and cutting-edge technology.
One of the Mugen concept cars that got our attention is the Mugen CR-V concept vehicle. Definitely gives the CR-V a bit of attitude!
The Mugen N-One Premium: Mugen aero kit, sports suspension, wheels and exhaust. Should this car come to the US? We think so!
The Mugen N-One Racing concept car is our favorite. Just imagine a race grid full of 20-30 of these cars, much like the old City Turbo race series in the 80's! That would be too cool! We love the No. 16 -- a shout out to all the great Honda race cars that shared the same number.
This is one of the 300 limited edition Mugen CR-Z RZ cars. A supercharged hybrid is hard not to like. With close to 200 hp, the Mugen CR-Z RZ punches well above its weight.
This booth shot features the Mugen CR-Z GT race car. Thanks to 歐陽明曦 for posting this on our Facebook page!
One of our favorite cars at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon was the Mugen Racing N-One Concept (pictured below). We are pleased to announced this car was awarded the Grand Prix award! This prestigious "Best in Show Award" is awarded to the car that best embodies design, ingenuity and the spirit of the Tokyo Auto Salon. Congratulations to Mugen!!!
Tokyo Auto Salon 2012
19 January, 2012
All images courtesy Mugen Co., Ltd.
Taking center stage at the Mugen display area were the two RR CR-Z concept cars. Highly modified and supercharged, these cars are test beds for Mugen’s pursuit of speed and performance for the newest Honda vehicles, including hybrids. Also on display was Mugen Forumula Nippon race car, partially disassembled live by Mugen technicians.
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Getting ready for the big show. Mugen marketing staff preparing the stage for Mugen's Type RR CR-Z concept vehicles.
Still under wraps - Mugen Concept CR-Z's with Mugen's Formula Nippon Race Car in the background.
The post-unveiling press interviews begin. Mugen's supercharged LEA-MF6 at center stage.
The press frenzy starts immediately after the cars are unveiled.
Typical Mugen attention to detail, ensuring the lighting is correct.
Snapping some in-house pics.
Q&A with the Mugen gurus!
It's a fortunate few who get this close to Mugen's Formula Nippon car.
A rare look at a partially disassembled Mugen road race car.
A live demonstration by Mugen's highly-skilled technicians.