The Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 has opened its doors once more to some of the most eye-watering modified and tuner cars Japan has to offer.
The show is no longer simply about backstreet tuning companies with their wild bodykits and big-power streetfighters; mainstream carmakers are increasingly endorsing the tuner scene’s top workshops.
Each year, the TAS has a show darling, with tuners flocking to put their mark on the latest model. This year is it’s the Toyota GT 86/Subaru BRZ that has been given the most attention.
Most significantly, Subaru has unveiled an STI version of its BRZ, which could point to a hotter version of the 2+2 coupe.
But the TAS is as much about the wild concepts as the models that might make production, which is why pink spotted Daihatsu Copens and 1000bhp Nissan GTRs rub shoulders with mildly-modified hatchbacks.