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!


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


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.


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.


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


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.


BMW M2 on bronze TE37’s



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


No comment.


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…


Front shot…


Another beauty in the Advan booth was this RX7


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



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



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


GTR on Advan GT’s in the Kansai Service booth


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


A shot inside.


Another “no comment”.


Another M2 on Advan RS-DF’s


Porsche Cayman on Advan GT’s




Orange RB RX7


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




Porsche Cayman fitted with the Pandem kit


With a crazy rear set up. I dig.


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


Front shot of the earlier M3




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.



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


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


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









Wild FRS fitted with Rocket Bunny from RS-R.



Endless GTR   _dsc4062

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…





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


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


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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