Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 – Part 2

Part 2! By the way, there are 4 total parts to this in case you’re wondering… Galen snapped 300-something pics so like always, I have to split them out so I don’t overload my homepage lol.

Let’s begin!

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Decided to start part 2 off with the new Varis Kamikaze FRS that debuted at TAS.

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I was excited when I saw Varis post their work in progress on the Kamikaze FRS but was very underwhelmed when I saw the completed result. Varis did a great job with the Kamikaze GTR and everything flowed well. On the FRS, it looks pieced together in a hurry. It essentially builds upon their existing widebody kit – no panels, fenders, bumpers have changed. Up front they’ve added on an aggressive splitter and canard combo extending it another 5-6 inches. The hood has been updated – although I much prefer their old design.

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Out back, they’ve created an extremely aggressive carbon diffuser with a single center-exit exhaust. Again, it’s tacked on top of the existing rear bumper with the center portion cut out – essentially removing the 4th brake light in the middle. It’s very Time-Attack-esque but doesn’t feel well-rounded to me. I imagine any existing owner of the Varis kit would have to do some extra work to rid themselves of their old exhaust and find a new one to work with the diffuser – much like the Amuse S2000 rear bumper.

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A better view of the rear diffuser set up. Nothing has changed on the sides.

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The last addition to the Kamikaze FRS is the Kamikaze swan neck GT wing. The same one you see on the Kamikaze GTR and 370Z. Of all the GT wings, I think Varis produces my least favourite design. Again – it’s more track-style than street-style… But still a nice design.

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BMW M2 on bronze TE37’s

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Mazda CX-3 and Miata in the Knight Sports booth.

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No comment.

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Porsche 911 GT3 on awesome center lock Advan GT’s made specifically for the GT3 and a chassis-mounted GT wing. Lots of “GT” in that sentence…

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Front shot…

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Another beauty in the Advan booth was this RX7

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Crazy looking GT wing with ‘devil’ ends and various supporting elements.

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Up front and a better shot of the RS-DF’s

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I think I’m falling in love with blue cars…

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GTR on Advan GT’s in the Kansai Service booth

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Another S660 in the Kansai Service booth. Maybe I am liking it…

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A shot inside.

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Another “no comment”.

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Another M2 on Advan RS-DF’s

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Porsche Cayman on Advan GT’s

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Orange RB RX7

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Over in the Pandem/Tra Kyoto booth for you wide body lovers… An M3 on TE37SL’s

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Porsche Cayman fitted with the Pandem kit

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With a crazy rear set up. I dig.

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Pandem 240Z in red. I think I like red cars too now…

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Front shot of the earlier M3

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The new R32 Pandem kit which I believe debuted at TAS as well. It’s a fairly clean kit with minimal deviation from the stock body lines. The front fenders, doors, and rear quarters all line up nicely. I think this would look fantastic if it was molded in.

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The front of the Cayman – also very aggressive and clean looking. I dig the canards.

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And finally the new V3 Rocket Bunny FRS kit in white. Each RB kit gets more aggressive than the last… I wonder when V4 is coming out? lol

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Cayman in the KW Suspension booth on BBS FI ($$$)

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Wild FRS fitted with Rocket Bunny from RS-R.

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The underside of a Cusco/Fujitsubo fitted FRS. I’m not going to lie, I want every Cusco piece for the FRS eventually but I question some of the bars that look to just be there because they found a spot they could connect something…

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At the Vertex booth – lots of new additions to their wheel line up. This Fatlace collaboration in suede.

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Lots of crazy designs now – lots has evolved from their 5/10 star designs.

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I guess it coincides with their cars’ livery…

But, we end it here for part 2! I’ll be working on part 3 some time tomorrow so I hope to get that up for Friday. Stay tuned!

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