Tokyo Motor Show 2013: the whackiest cars and concept trikes on earth

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Toyota Motor Corp’s concept car Toyota FV2 at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota says the vehicle can gauge the driver’s mood and can also act as a mood ring of sorts with exterior colors and patterns that can change based on the driver’s mood. Bloomberg
1/10Toyota Motor Corp’s concept car Toyota FV2 at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota says the vehicle can gauge the driver’s mood and can also act as a mood ring of sorts with exterior colors and patterns that can change based on the driver’s mood. Bloomberg
Ken Okuyama Design’s “ kode 9 “is displayed at the motor show. The chassis has a central section constructed of aluminium, with carbon-fiber construction at the front and rear. Powering the vehicle is a 370-horsepower engine and it weighs just 1,962 pounds. AP
2/10Ken Okuyama Design’s “ kode 9 “is displayed at the motor show. The chassis has a central section constructed of aluminium, with carbon-fiber construction at the front and rear. Powering the vehicle is a 370-horsepower engine and it weighs just 1,962 pounds. AP
A Nissan Blade Glider concept electric car displayed during the show. The car has two in-wheel motors at the rear and is supposed to give the driver the sensation of “gliding” over the road due to his or her center position in front of the two rear seats. AP
3/10A Nissan Blade Glider concept electric car displayed during the show. The car has two in-wheel motors at the rear and is supposed to give the driver the sensation of “gliding” over the road due to his or her center position in front of the two rear seats. AP
Kawasaki’ concept electric tricycle “J” is seen at show. It has a low riding position for Sports Mode, and Comfort Mode in which the front wheels widen for a more upright, comfortable riding position. Reuters
4/10Kawasaki’ concept electric tricycle “J” is seen at show. It has a low riding position for Sports Mode, and Comfort Mode in which the front wheels widen for a more upright, comfortable riding position. Reuters
A model poses with a Volkswagen XL-1. Volkswagen has taken the powertrain from its XL1 plug-in hybrid and fitted it to the Up! as a concept for the Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Twin Up, the concept car boasts the XL1’s plug-in diesel-hybrid set-up. AP
5/10A model poses with a Volkswagen XL-1. Volkswagen has taken the powertrain from its XL1 plug-in hybrid and fitted it to the Up! as a concept for the Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Twin Up, the concept car boasts the XL1’s plug-in diesel-hybrid set-up. AP
Nissan’s GT-R NISMO sports car is displayed at the show. Nissan claims that the 595-horsepower GT-R Nismo is the “fastest volume production car” around the track. Reuters
6/10Nissan’s GT-R NISMO sports car is displayed at the show. Nissan claims that the 595-horsepower GT-R Nismo is the “fastest volume production car” around the track. Reuters
Toyota Motor Corp’s Toyota i-Road is seen at the show. The i-Road is a rather peculiar three-wheeler boasting “motorcycle-like maneuverability” in a tandem two-seater compact EV, and weighs less than 300 kg. Reuters
7/10Toyota Motor Corp’s Toyota i-Road is seen at the show. The i-Road is a rather peculiar three-wheeler boasting “motorcycle-like maneuverability” in a tandem two-seater compact EV, and weighs less than 300 kg. Reuters
Suzuki Motor Corp chairman and chief executive officer Osamu Suzuki looks at his company’s X-Lander concept car. It is powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1242cc petrol engine with an electric motor of unspecified output. Reuters
8/10Suzuki Motor Corp chairman and chief executive officer Osamu Suzuki looks at his company’s X-Lander concept car. It is powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1242cc petrol engine with an electric motor of unspecified output. Reuters
A new BMW Mini Cooper S is displayed at the show. The car has a 4-cylinder engine with a 2.0-litre capacity and offers drivers a selection of driving modes such as standard or sport, automatically adjusting accelerator, steering, and dampers. AP
9/10A new BMW Mini Cooper S is displayed at the show. The car has a 4-cylinder engine with a 2.0-litre capacity and offers drivers a selection of driving modes such as standard or sport, automatically adjusting accelerator, steering, and dampers. AP
Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda gives the thumbs-up as he rides on a Honda Gold Wing F6C motorcycle.  The Gold Wing F6C has a new aluminium subframe, new styling and steering geometry and radiators mounted on the sides instead of the front. AP
10/10Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda gives the thumbs-up as he rides on a Honda Gold Wing F6C motorcycle. The Gold Wing F6C has a new aluminium subframe, new styling and steering geometry and radiators mounted on the sides instead of the front. AP
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