Shown in 2001 as a concept and launched in 2006, the Mitsuoka Orochi is about to retire with a Final Edition model. If you’re not familiar with the Orochi, it’s a controversial Japanese sports car with supercar looks that sits on an old Honda NSX platform and uses a 3.3-liter, V-6 engine as motivation.
Sourced from Toyota (it used to power Camry , Avalon and Sienna modes), the unit produces just 233 horsepower making the Orochi not only strange-looking — some might say plain ugly — but not very fast either. Things were a bit better inside, where Mitsuoka offered plenty of leather, Alcantara and a few customization options.
Moving over to the model that’s set to put an end to Orochi production, the Final Edition will be built in just five units and will stand out through a few unique exterior and interior features. Three of these vehicles will be painted in a light Gold Pearl paint, while two of them will wear a dark purple hue dubbed "Fuyoru".
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Mitsuoka Orochi Final Edition in detail
The vehicle’s appearance will only be improved by a new front lip spoiler, a rear wing and an exclusive set of 19-inch aluminum wheels, but more unique amenities are to be found inside the cabin.
For instance, examples finished in Gold Pearl with carry an Ash Gray/Dark Red interior combo with Alcantara-wrapped seats and steering wheel. Customers going with the "Fuyory" paint will get an Ash Gray cabin with contrasting purple stitching and similar Alcantara treatment.
The engine will remain unchanged, which means the Final Edition will benefit from the same 233 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque as before — yay Camry. Pricing begins from 12.7 million Yen — around $124,200 at current exchange rates. Quite expensive considering the lower power numbers.