Japan boasts a famed "castle in the sky" in Hyogo Prefecture and now has another turning heads atop the roof of a dressed-up Japanese sports car at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 show.
The roof of the "Japan Car" based on a Toyota Celica is home to a pink model of a traditional Japanese castle that stands about 70 centimeters tall.
When we met the 0 Nissan Leaf EV at the automaker's design center in Japan, designers told us there would be other iterations coming in the future. We've already seen one, when Nissan revealed the Leaf Nismo concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Now, that car will be joined by another electric concept car — the Leaf Grand Touring — at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon on Jan. 12.
That's not all, though. Nissan will have a total of 15 custom cars at the show, which is essentially the SEMA of Japan. Among those will be three version of the Nissan Note e-Power series hybrid, including an Autech (Nissan's sub-brand) concept, C-Gear version and a Nismo version with performance parts.
Nissan has announced a bunch of premieres for next year's Tokyo Auto Salon, which opens its gates on January 12, one of them being the Leaf Grand Touring Concept.
The show car is not as aggressively styled as the Leaf Nismo that debuted two months ago, but it does get a few interesting bits, such as the two-tone black and matte silver finish.