The Mitsuoka Rock Star Is a Case of Honey I Shrunk the Corvette

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Just The Stig

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    I kinda like it... :lol:
     
  3. Turbo

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    Best Mitsubishi vehicle to date.
     
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  4. Castrol96

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    Bizarre Car!
     
  5. Dennisch

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    Wrong Mitsu!
     
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  6. Lubeify100

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    I think it's neat to be honest...
     
  7. Auditore

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    Jesus Christ those front headlights are ridiculous.

    It's the kind of car that could only be found in Gran Turismo 4 and think "wait this looks exactly like a Corvette why is this located in the japan section?"
     
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    It's so cute, I want 20 of them :D
     
  9. Humphrey

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    The only thing I can think of when reading about this is...:
     
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  10. I prefer this over it's donor's body. I've seen a few MX5s around and they just give me an image of an OAP's car. Probably because that's only who I see drive them, old grannies.
     
  11. BallPtPenTheif

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    It looks like someone converted a corvette into an amphibious ready boat car. The contemporary side panel height of modern cars really bugs me and they marred a corvette design with exactly that.
     
  12. TheCracker

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    What do you think the average age is of a Vette C2 owner? ;)
     
  13. bloodyboyblue

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    They need your money so maybe one day they’ll be able to afford to build a real car instead of these terrible CGI models.

    I still dream of one day importing a Viewt and racing it in LeMons or something. Or riding away in a Le Seyde at my wedding.
     
  14. CitroenCX

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    This give a serious Lizard Bayonet flashback.
     
  15. HarVee

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    Sexy as ****.
     
  16. elston87

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    I didn't know that Mitsuoka made production cars. The only vehicle I've seen from them is this little bugger:

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    ...and I'd like to own that, too.
     
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    Only RHD?
     
  18. Satomiblood

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    Great! Now add it the October update roster.
     
  19. Populuxe Cowboy

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    I like it. But then again, I like the Orochi. What I'd really like to see them do is build a Miata-based '53-'54 C1 including Motorama dream car variants.
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  20. Naveek Darkroom

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    Okay, this doesn't actually look that bad.
     
  21. Joey D

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    Oh and if anyone's curious about the AAT Vette I mention in the article, this is it:

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  22. SlipZtrEm

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    It's as if someone saw the Shelby Series 1 and took it as a personal challenge to make an uglier quasi-retro car that you could actually buy.

    Woof.
     
  23. Populuxe Cowboy

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    And there's some rich tech bro in Simi Valley who is at this very moment cruising around in one of these and thinking he's the bee's knees.
     
  24. Joey D

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    I've actually met the guy behind that car numerous times. His son owned a store on Woodward Ave. outside Detroit that sold a ton of cool models and what not. He also hosted the Cars & Coffee event in the area too and there was also cool stuff there. @NISM0_SKYLINE probably has met him too.

    Even worse, that's not his worse creation. This is his "weekend fun car":

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    It's even worse in real life and looks exactly like it was made in his garage - which it wasn't, but still.

    It seems like once you have an eye for terrible designs, you just keep doing it. Mitsuoka is no different.
     
  25. iGeaux_Psycho

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    I mean I kind of like it actually but I think it looks more like a restyled BMW Z8 than an old Vette
     
  26. NISM0_SKYLINE

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    Sure have! He's not the most talkative guy ever. I think it's cool he makes his own cars, but boy they aren't my taste.
     
  27. Satomiblood

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    In a Top Gear article I came across, some of the pictures look like Scapes shots. Here are the two that stick out the most.
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  28. Auditore

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    This is a big compliment to the Scapes mode,it's good enough to be compared to car industry photos.

    But i don't think this car is coming to GTS.
     
  29. Satomiblood

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    Indeed it is. If it weren’t for the non-uniformed driver in the second pic, you could probably pass them off as actual Scapes photos.

    I wouldn’t totally rule out this car eventually making its way to the franchise, though. It’s enough of an oddball car and we know PD is no stranger to those.

    I’d love to see it in GT Sport. It’d fit right in with the diverse roster of road cars.
     
  30. Kingofweasles

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    If I could fit in one of these, I'd buy one. It looks cute.

    Is there a donor car for this... Thing? Or is it a full custom job? I ask because there's a concept sketch from the early 90's for a GT car that never made it into real life that looks close to this.
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