There you go, after a very long, LONG day, the first press day is over and I’m heading home... Here is the first part of the cars that I think, were the most interesting of the whole show...

You’re used to it with my artciles by now, but it’s going to be quite a massive photodump, that I’ll do in 2 to 3 parts.

First Nissan:

Like they do so often, here is another Gran Turismo concept the Nissan Concept 2020. What a massive beast! It drove like crap on Gran Turismo though...

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New Nismo GTR... ame as the other ones, nothing much to say there

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Nismo Fairlady Z (370Z)... I wonder when they’ll retire this one.

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Nissan IDS... Really liked the design for some reason.

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Nissan GripZ... Very nice design again, would have prefered something more offroad oriented instead of a crossover built to deal with the “urban jungle” but still cool looking...

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Then comes Porsche...

The GT3RS is awesome, but it woud have been nice if Porsche let us access it freely instead of asking for appointments... Due to this restriction, the car was ignored quite a bit. Sure people took pictures but quickly went onto something else...

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and more Porsches...

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Then VW... (lol)

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Appart from a couple of chinese people actually looking at the cars, nobody really cared about what they had to offer. Everyone wanted to talk about the Diesel-gate. That and also, they didn’t have much to offer. A R32 Golf, but other than that, nothing very interesting. They are problably trying to save money too: their press kit was a business card with a link to the press website.

Then Peugeot with the 308 GTI. It comes with a manual, so it looks good to me. Pretty fast also, 270hp, 0 to 100kph in under 6s and the weirdest ad ever with a guy acting like he is downhill skateboarding on the roof of the car.

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Audi also with the R10 Plus... Nice car but nothing new

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They had the Audi Prologue Allroad... The only car that made me react really positively. It looks VERY nice...

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The rest was pretty normal and nothing was very new with Audi either...

Then came Fiat/Alfa/Jeep...etc with the palm for crappiest booth of the whole show. Congratulation guys! The whole thing was terribly lit, everything felt empty and it felt like they invested 200$ for the whole damn thing! Nothing a couple of trips to Office Depot and a couple of week ends of work in someones basement couldn’t have done... anyway, cars were still nice

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Then the coolest concept of the whole event! It transforms itself (in theory I guess) into a robot!! Please Japan, do it and sell something like this one day. I want my own mech at home!

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Then came the only Minivan I wouldn’t mind owning, as long as I don’t drive it of course... The absolute dream for any Bang Bros. actors. THAT would make a classy production...

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Then came the SlingShot SL by Polaris... This thing actually looks like it could be a hell of a lot of fun. 760kg, 173hp, a manual gearbox and a pretty good looking style. Love it!

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Then Mercedes... Wagons, racecars and weird concepts. Sure!

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Talking about Bang Bros...

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Oh yes... Mercedes... Maybach... H.O.L.Y C.R.A.P! I seat in the back of the S600/Maybach, playing with all the buttons for 10 minutes. I can’t wait to buy it for 10% of it’s price tag in 10 years! It’s going to be awesome!

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And the AMG GT3... Gahhhhhh, I’d kill fora few laps in that thing!

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And now Toyota with all the usual cars and some cool new stuff like the SFR. 130hp for something that weights nothing. An attempt to bring back sports cars that were fun to drive slow. Hope it works out well for it!

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And some crossover concept... meh.

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THAT was cool though. “Kool” actually: the Kikai. Or what happens if a Ford Model T eats a Baja Bug, all while being in the world of Bioshock. Awesome!

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Another cool concept. The wheels struckled me. I kind of liked it. Maybe an homage to Mazda and the return of the Rotary :)

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That’s it for today but just because it’s hard to pass by and forget, here it is again, my pics this time: behold to the RX-Vision!

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Running out of battery here, so the rest tomorrow!