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NEWS | Japan’s biggest custom-car show gets underway in Tokyo

NEWS | Japan’s biggest custom-car show gets underway in Tokyo

© Bloomberg via Getty ImagesAn Automobili Lamborghini SpA Aventador SV dubbed the Pandarghini because of its black and white paint job and panda symbol stamped on the hood in precious stones© Getty ImagesA Automobili Lamborghini SpA Murcielago covered with 600,000 pink Swarovski crystals including on the gear stick© Bloomberg via Getty ImagesIt took six people six months to fully cover the car in crystals before decorating the interior pink and adding pink neon lights © Getty ImagesA Mercedes SL600 that was also covered in Swarovski crystals, including on the wheels and exhaust pipes Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the biggest custom motoring shows anywhere in the world300,000 people are expected to attend three-day event with hundreds of manufacturersCars on display including Lamborghini studded with 600,000 pink Swarovski crystals  © Getty ImagesA Mercedes AMG GT3 racing car decorated with the animated character Hatsune Miku, a 16-year-old voiced by a synthesizerJapan’s  biggest custom car show is underway in Tokoy as hundreds of manufacturers from around the world gather to show off the best and most bizarre way people can modify their vehicles. More than 300,000 people are expected to attend the three-day festival of all things motoring, as hundreds of the biggest car brands and parts suppliers show off their wares. One of this year’s trends seems to be covering cars in crystals, with one Lamborghini SpA Murcielago showing up decked out in 600,000 Swarovski gems, and a Mercedes SL600 given the same treatment. Another eye-catching vehicle is the Pandarghini, a Lamborghini painted black and white with a panda stamped on the bonnet, also using precious stones. Also on display were concept cars from the likes of Toyota and Honda, including the spaceship-like GR Supersport Concept from Toyota Gazoo Racing © Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe inside of a Suzuki Motor Corp. Wagon R Stingray minicar painted in pastel colours is displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon © Bloomberg via Ge…


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