Japan is a country full of surprises. If you are like me and are always on a car spotting session no matter where you go, your eyes are sure to be kept busy and a sore neck is almost guaranteed. But while Japanese enthusiasts love to use their pride and joys, no matter how exotic, how rare or how tuned they may be, the car in this video is simply on another level. This video is the web version with English subtitles of the DVD that is included in Motor Head Vol. 5, the Japanese car culture magazine I reviewed last week. Hit play and I bet you won’t believe your eyes. As the saying goes, only in Japan…

Motor Head Magazine official blog

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-Dino Dalle Carbonare


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63 comments
abc123
abc123

I didn't know there was special edition for invalids. :]

VecTT
VecTT

And this is why I love Japan so much! Such a rich car culture, so much colors to it, you can't possibly not see a certain car there, absolutely mind blowing!

hijikara
hijikara

@8go8 その962C実車見ました。パンダでお世話になってるショップで一時預りしてました。あとそのコンビニも何度か行った事あります。余計に日常感が。

samo10000
samo10000

@8go8 しっかり停めてますね^^;まぁ気づかなかったとか?… しかしレースカーを街乗りなんかしたら痔になりそうですね。モーターヘッドってこれ雑誌ですよね。今度立ち読んで見ます。

Option86
Option86

There's been 10 features since this post and I'm still coming back to watch this. So many times, I lost count.

MAXKOTA_a
MAXKOTA_a

@ProPan_jp 元のロードゴーイングカーに国内基準の保安品をつければ公道走行は可能でしょうね。ただ、このドライバーがファミマの身障者駐車場に停めてるのはいただけませんがw

Glenn B
Glenn B

would have been nice to see him give it a bit,so we could hear the thing wind up

Paddy McGrath
Paddy McGrath

Thanks for posting this Dino, reminded me to order a copy of Motor Head!

KeithCharvonia
KeithCharvonia

Love that idle and the way it slinks over bumps in the road.  This is a true supercar.

 

airforce1
airforce1

amazing.  I want to drive up to Lawson to get my tuna onigiri driving in this thing.  Bellissimo Dino!

KLO101489
KLO101489

Motor Head needs to do some English based publications/blogging. I love everything I have seen from them so far, operative word being seen. Wish I could read the backstories/articles and subscribe to it in English.I hope Motor Head sees the potential in branching to an English market.

zz
zz

Intro on this vid makes this car even more beautiful. Who agree's? :D

blitz
blitz

when the road is as smooth as glass like over there, yea for sure. in the pot hole ridden road of north america... maybe not. 

ClaytonPayton
ClaytonPayton

seems like a completely reasonable daily driver =))))

Mike Garrett
Mike Garrett

Amazing. An even crazier that it's in Japan which may be the most difficult place in the world to drive such a wide machine on the street.

Neil Mac
Neil Mac

Awesome! I may have seen this car in Shibuya about 10 years ago. Was it originally plain white with Schuppan Porsche banners on it?

Rccq
Rccq

One of S/H greatest feature. 

TheLeeMather
TheLeeMather

@Mark__Russell @harrismonkey wow. Best daily driver ever? What's his weekend car, a McLaren Mp4/4?

talo_106
talo_106

@Szkixx1 どうやってナンバー取ったのこれ........

Option86
Option86

What a beautiful video. The rumble of the 962C exhaust gave me chills.

awajiya
awajiya

あったあったw しかしまぁ(乗ったことはないけど)苦痛の痩我慢の面白さだよねぇ.遥か昔の夏の夜,初期型の Countach LP400 に出くわして,あのバグウィングドア開けて出て来たドライヴァが,これと同じ半パンTシャツだったのを思い出す @kanabow_tw

Corey K
Corey K

Cool car, but the owner could've acted a little more excited about it. Damn, if I owned a street-legal racing Porsche like that there'd be tears of joy in my eyes!

Howard_C
Howard_C

Maintenance for that must cost an arm and a leg and a handful of other body parts too. That's one lucky owner.

happydays88888888
happydays88888888

Truely a car to be passionate about! Only a small percentage of drivers could use this weapon to its potential. 

I love it that its used on the street and not in storage.

Cotnyjoe
Cotnyjoe

Why do you get a special thanks in the credits dino?

Curlytop
Curlytop

Love this. Also love how he parks up in a disable parking place @ 2.16! Lol

8go8
8go8

@hijikara ええー!まじですか。じゃーいよいよ次はひじからさんがランチアLC2でも買って乗り付ける番じゃないですか!

ho_sugimoto
ho_sugimoto

@samo10000 @8go8 許可得てるとのことですが、にしても見た目いいもんじゃないですね。隣が空くのを小一時間待ってでも普通の場所に停めるべきだと思います。

ProPan_jp
ProPan_jp

@MAXKOTA_a そうかロードカーか、なるほど。確かに、このましくない所に駐車しちゃってるw

Neil Mac
Neil Mac

I've got a couple of low-res pictures of it that I took on the day. It was making an amazing noise, and it certainly stands out in the Route 246 traffic! Wanna see them?

Szkixx1
Szkixx1

@talo_106 ですね...レプリカかと思ったら本物でびっくりしましたよw

speedhunters_dino
speedhunters_dino

It's one of many many cars in his vast collection...I'm sure he is excited about it in his own way!

hijikara
hijikara

@8go8 いいですね~。マルティニカラーで車椅子マークのとこに乗り付けるくらいになりたいっすねw

8go8
8go8

@ho_sugimoto @samo10000 以前、FDでカナード&鳥居系ウイング付けたのが車椅子スペースに停まってて「なんちゅう酷い奴だ」と思ったら本当に許可車両で、クルマは見掛けで判断してはいけないのだな、と学びました。

MAXKOTA_a
MAXKOTA_a

@ProPan_jp 同じようなロードゴーイングならTS020やR390もるので、やる気さえあればああいう旧世代プロトが行動を走るのも可能なです。。。w しかしあれでコンビニの段差とかは辛いw マックのドライブスルーもつらいっすね

KLO101489
KLO101489

Great! Thanks for the update, I look forward to seeing what is produced

 

speedhunters_dino
speedhunters_dino

 @Neil Mac Could have been, but then again this is Japan so there are probably more than one Schuppans here LOL

talo_106
talo_106

@Szkixx1 最低地上高やら灯火やら片っ端からアウトな気がする

ProPan_jp
ProPan_jp

@MAXKOTA_a 日常で使える車じゃないww

Neil Mac
Neil Mac

@speedhunters_dino @Neil Mac I heard from another source that Vern Schuppan only made one 962 roadcar with the race car body. However, from watching the video, I guess there could be 2 (one prototype & one customer car)? If that's right, I guess they could both be in Japan!

Szkixx1
Szkixx1

@talo_106 公道走行可のフォーミュラカーがあるんで、灯火をクリアすればいけるん・・・ですかね?w 超大変だと思いますけど

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