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Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 highlights, surprise hits and more

Posted Jan 21st 2013 7:57PM

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Fans of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S were in heaven at this year's 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, as nearly every tuner under the sun rolled out their own heavily modified versions of the new sports coupe. It has been reported that 91 versions of the 86, (known in Canada as the Scion FR-S) were on hand for gearheads to fawn over.

The range of modification on hand was all over the map, ranging from elegant aerodynamic and styling upgrades, to full-on Greddy and Blitz decal-clad race and drift cars sporting a variety of engine upgrades with speculated power output stretching as far as 1,200 . Needless to say there was plenty of drift action going on outside the Makuhari Messe's halls to keep onlookers entertained.

Fortunately, for car geeks who are getting bored of the little Toyota, a few other interesting creations were kicking around, including an incredibly slick custom
Nissan GT-R built by Veilside. Its massive gaping grille is not unlike that of the Bentley Continental, whereas the blacked out headlamps have hints of Audi, but together they turn the GT-R into something easily mistaken for the Batmobile's angry white cousin. And then there was the Nissan Silvia with a 3.8L twin turbo VR38DETT motor from a GT-R shoe-horned in there... outrageous!

Click here to see our full mega-gallery from the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon and some video highlights below.

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