Do You Remember The Mitsuoka Orochi?

Liberty Walk has beefed up this old-school Japanese exotic, currently being displayed at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

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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.

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The Orochi, that was originally designed to resemble a fish now receives the full Liberty Walk treatment complete with a body kit, racing livery

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.

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But as they are a tuner, I wouldn’t be surprised if they indeed have. Swipe up to read more about this custom build.

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.

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The backend now houses a giant wing. We can’t confirm if Liberty has tinkered with the modest 3.3 Liter Toyota Sourced V-6 that puts out 231 horses

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.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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