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

Maiham Media

-Dino Dalle Carbonare

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1

Very cool video, the shot rolling up to the family mart is killer. Somehow I still don buy the part about the car being "comfortable" though lol.

2

Very cool video, the shot rolling up to the family mart is killer. Somehow I still don buy the part about the car being "comfortable" though lol.

3

Very cool video, the shot rolling up to the family mart is killer. Somehow I still don buy the part about the car being "comfortable" though lol.

4

Whats the name of the song? I really like it.

5

Whats the name of the song? I really like it.

6

Whats the name of the song? I really like it.

7

@sean klingelhoefer i wouldn't care how comfortable it is or isn't, that would just be so cool to drive around the streets

8

@sean klingelhoefer i wouldn't care how comfortable it is or isn't, that would just be so cool to drive around the streets

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@sean klingelhoefer i wouldn't care how comfortable it is or isn't, that would just be so cool to drive around the streets

10

That's just badass

11

That's just badass

12

That's just badass

13

@777  @sean klingelhoefer I can imagine that on the streets of Rome... Yeah right!!! ^@^

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@777  @sean klingelhoefer I can imagine that on the streets of Rome... Yeah right!!! ^@^

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@777  @sean klingelhoefer I can imagine that on the streets of Rome... Yeah right!!! ^@^

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@sean klingelhoefer Why not? Just put a cushion or two on the seat and it should be fine.

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@sean klingelhoefer Why not? Just put a cushion or two on the seat and it should be fine.

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@sean klingelhoefer Why not? Just put a cushion or two on the seat and it should be fine.

19

maiham does it again, they're putting out some rocking vids lately

20

maiham does it again, they're putting out some rocking vids lately

21

maiham does it again, they're putting out some rocking vids lately

22

@ToyotaSupraMan  @sean klingelhoefer Not my bum i am worried about but the car.... i bet none of you has ever been to Rome.. Take a look: http://www.ilmessaggero.it/ArchivioNews/20120817_ripetta1.jpg

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@ToyotaSupraMan  @sean klingelhoefer Not my bum i am worried about but the car.... i bet none of you has ever been to Rome.. Take a look: http://www.ilmessaggero.it/ArchivioNews/20120817_ripetta1.jpg

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@ToyotaSupraMan  @sean klingelhoefer Not my bum i am worried about but the car.... i bet none of you has ever been to Rome.. Take a look: http://www.ilmessaggero.it/ArchivioNews/20120817_ripetta1.jpg

25

Awesome video, thanks for sharing, Dino! :D

26

Awesome video, thanks for sharing, Dino! :D

27

Awesome video, thanks for sharing, Dino! :D

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inspector_exacto

I wonder what it takes to get such an extreme race car street legal. Is it just a matter of turn signals for a 962 like this? Would it be registered as a kit car or something similar?

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inspector_exacto

I wonder what it takes to get such an extreme race car street legal. Is it just a matter of turn signals for a 962 like this? Would it be registered as a kit car or something similar?

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inspector_exacto

I wonder what it takes to get such an extreme race car street legal. Is it just a matter of turn signals for a 962 like this? Would it be registered as a kit car or something similar?

31

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

37

One word: Epic!

38
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.

39

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

40

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!

41
speedhunters_dino

@Cotnyjoe I was there to shoot the car...feature coming up soon:)

42
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!

43

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

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@sean klingelhoefer I have to say Sean while I was filming from inside the car up the highway the seats are quite comfortable. Tight fit sure, but still quite comfy! Also the drivers seat sits low with your legs tilting upwards a little bit so driving for long periods of time would also be fine.

45

Best one yet!

46

speachless...

47

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

48

@Szkixx1 どうやってナンバー取ったのこれ........

49

@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

50

@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

51

@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

52

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

53

One of S/H greatest feature.

54

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

55

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?

56

@speedhunters_dino  @Cotnyjoe I thought Because Racecar. I was wrong.

57

Man, to pull up to a 7-11 with this....

58

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.

59

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

60
speedhunters_dino

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

61
speedhunters_dino

@Hondafan  @Cotnyjoe LOL

62

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.

63

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

64

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.

65

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

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@777  @sean klingelhoefer I find it hard to think of a worse car for 'the streets' than this! don't get me wrong, i love the car but get it out on the open road or the track where it belongs, not puttering around in the city/suburbia. i feel sorry for it.

67

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

68

@KLO101489 Don't worry this is all in the works.

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@Gareth36    
I'm pretty sure he tracks it... 
 
It's better than it sitting in a showroom floor for months.

70

@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!

71

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

72

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

74

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

75

@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

76

@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

77

@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

78

@MAXKOTA_a 日常で使える車じゃないww

79

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

80

@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。

81

@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。

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@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。

83

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!

84

@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!

85

@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。

86

@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

87

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

88

Japanese are able to assess and appreciate manmade things better than anyone. Just listen to the guy describe his car: Zero owner bias, he sounds like he really knows what he's talking about, and it doesn't look like its all gone to his head at all. Moreover, props to the producers for making this about the car -and nothing else (*ahem* magnus walker *cough* *cough*).

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