What the? Yep thats what I thought too, Mitsuoka of Japan has come up with this ugly, ugly supercar:
The mid-engined Orochi sports car, along with the car’s production plans, pricing, and specifications were released today by Mitsuoka. To begin with, its good to know what Orochi means, well, apparently its the name of an eight-headed serpent out of Japanese folklore. The car initially appeared in 2001 in concept form and hasn’t really changed much in the last 5 years.
So it looks like a supercar, but is it a super car? Hell no! The Orochi is powered by Toyotas 3MZ-FE 3.3L V6 engine which is found in the more common Lexus RX vehicles. The tuned engine makes a small 230 horsepower and is connected to a Toyota 5-speed automatic. Mitsuoka says that it picked efficiency and ease of use ahead of high performance.
The big Japanese monster weighs an enormous 1.5 tons and costs around $89,000 USD or at current exchange rates, roughly $116,000 AUD. Who would want one? Not me!