Do You Remember The Mitsuoka Orochi?
Liberty Walk has beefed up this old-school Japanese exotic, currently being displayed at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salonby Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 02:12
The 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon is underway and you have some pretty cool cars at the show including the Mitsubishi Outlander Ralli Art, the Subaru STI E-RA Concept, the Toyota GRMN Yaris, and the Toyota GR GT3 concept.
But we also have some old school cars from the mid-2000s, like this Mitsuoka Orochi by Liberty Walk, making an appearance at this year’s show. The main draw of the Orochi was its sleek styling and was designed to resemble a fish.
The guys from Liberty Walk, Japan are known for their truly outrageous and over-the-top body kits. This Orochi now has the full Liberty walk treatment and looks like a beefed-up fish. Complete with flared-out fenders that now house wider rims and tires, a front splitter, a performance spoiler, and a lowered ride height, this Orochi certainly looks the part.
For those of you who don’t know, Mitsuoka Motors is a mainstream automaker who have been around since 1968 in Japan and are known for producing some not so mainstream cars. As a consequence, they don’t necessarily have the volumes of big wigs like Toyota or Nissan for example.
However, the Orochi was one of their better efforts. It first debuted as a concept back in 2001 and production that included several special editions, ran from 2006 through 2014. Only 400 examples of the Orochi were ever made.
While the Orochi has the low-slung look of a supercar, it was in fact powered by a modest Toyota sourced naturally aspirated 3MZ-FE 3.3-liter V-6 engine that put out 230 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Now we can’t really confirm if Liberty has gone ahead and messed with the powertrain, however, as they are a tuner, after all, I wouldn’t be surprised if they indeed have carried out some mods under the skin.
Regardless, Liberty has certainly done a great job and given the old gal a fresh lease of life with their trademark body kit along with some race-inspired graphics. What’s your take on this build? Do let us know in the comments below.