Revamped Orochi prototype heads for Tokyo
Thursday October 23, 2003
A revamped version of the prototype shown in 2001, the new Orochi V-6 sports car from Mitsuoka will appear at the 37th Tokyo Motor Show when it begins on Friday.
With a low-profile reminiscent of the Ferrari (its overall height is just 1,167mm), the two-seater Orochi features aV6 DOHC, 3300cc engine and five-speed automatic tranmission.
The design changes bring the car in-line with public safety standards in Japan. Check www.Gizmo.com.au for updates in coming days.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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Overcomplicated, fiddly, and cartoonish. Not gonna win a lot of converts from Ferrari, I don\'t think.
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