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Monday, January 14, 2013

GReddy Highlights from 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

The 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon was larger then ever (over 280,000 visitors) thanks to the popularity of the Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S) and Subaru BRZ.  So large in fact, there was a special 86 & BRZ WORLD exhibit. (according to SpeedHunters there were 91 86/BRZ/FR-S at the show) In addition to exhibiting the newly revised GReddy FR-S with it's T518Z Turbo KitGReddy was involved in some very special builds for TAS 2013.  Below are a few GReddy highlights from the show...

GReddyFRS in 86 & BRZ World exibit
GReddy T518Z Turbo Kit
TAS Beauties with the GReddyFRS
Preview of the new Type-FV Blow off Valve
The talk of the show was definitely the GReddy Twin-Turbocharged, BenSopra 380SX.  The car is being built to challenge the the infamous Nardo Ring High Speed Challenge, in Italy this March.  The 180SX chassis has twin GReddy TD06H-25G turbochargers as well as a host of  other GReddy R35 RX products for it's VR38DETT engine.  The 380SX aero is designed by Mr Miura of Rocket Bunny.
BenSopra 380SX
GReddy Turbocharged VR38DETT
New Rocket Bunny S13 Aero package
Built to challenge the Nardo Ring Top Speed
Some other stand outs for us were the BenSopra Drift R35 GT-R in the D1GP booth and the ultra clean Friends Racing Silvia S15.

BenSopra 2wd Drift GT-R
Friends Racing S15

Another exciting vehicle was in the Top Secret, Japan booth, the classic Top Secret gold on the molded-in GReddy X Rocket Bunny kitted 86 looked great.  And under the hood was just as special, with a Top Secret X GReddy collaboration on an externally wastegated turbo kit. 

Top Secret Super 86
Top Secret/GReddy Turbo

Thank you to Rob from Back From Leave for the 2013 TAS photos.