Hot on the heels of the Detroit motor show comes a very different type of motor show – the Tokyo Auto Salon.
Not to be confused with the Tokyo motor show, the Auto Salon is essentially Japan's answer to the American SEMA tuning show, and is replete with all kind mental oriental machinery.
If you like Nismo Nissans, lowered Lexuses and muscled Mitsubishis, read on for our pick of the show.
Mazda Roadster Mazdaspeed M’z Tune Concept
This very cool MX-5 was put together by Mazda E&T, Mazda’s special ops division in Hiroshima and while it gets the Mazdaspeed badge (MPS in the UK), don’t get carried away. It’s not the rumoured MX-5 version of the turbocharged 3 and 6. Latest word from Mazda central is that there’s no plan to do a turbocharged MX-5 MPS, appealing as the idea sounds. Mazda top brass feels forced induction upsets the purity of the lightweight MX-5 formula, so it will be officially resisted for as long as possible. Instead, this Mazdaspeed M’z Tune concept is all about a carefully co-ordinated bodykit. It's not just show, however - the package also includes unique Bilstein dampers, a sports exhaust, 18-inch wheels and a remapped 2.0-litre engine with a 12bhp power boost. Mazda’s expected to put it on sale in Japan this spring.